Good Neighbour (GN) is a research platform based in Amsterdam since 2017, run by artist Martin La Roche, designer Dongyoung Lee and researcher Valeria Marchesini. GN defines itself primarily as a community of readers who share a communal interest for books seen as performative tools. By exploring the relationships between the different elements that constitute a book – such as text, image, caption, index – GN aims to find new perspectives on what a book could be, also in relation to other books. These ongoing findings are presented through tables, displays, new publications and exhibitions. The name ‘Good Neighbour’ is inspired by Aby Warburg’s ‘Law of the Good Neighbour’, a continuous system of thematic and serendipitous arrangements between books in a library. GN doesn’t seek to build a library, it makes time for appreciating existing ones.

- Ilse van Rijn, SUSU, 2021. (Available in NL and EN)
- Maartje Fliervoet, Correspondances, 2021. 
- Clara Amaral, Manual, 2021. 
- Dongyoung Lee, English (100 Indexes), with contributions by Martijn in ‘t Veld and Martín La Roche, 2018.
- Jacqueline Machado de Souza and Martín La Roche, Synecdotheque, 2018. 
- Dongyoung Lee, I can’t give you an answer as matter stands, published by Ediciones Popolet in collaboration with Good Neighbour, 2018.

Good Neighbour was present at WIELS artbookfair 17–18 September 2022, Brussels.

SUSU (Sufferin’ Succotash) at PuntWG  /  8 - 30 May 2021. GN proposed an exhibition that could be seen as a container for words, similar to a book. To make art as words, this was the invitation to ten artists and one writer to participate in Sufferin’ Succotash.


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Kraijenhoffstraat 34-17
Amsterdam, The Netherlands