Machinery of Me is a presentation space for contemporary art housed on a former military terrain in Arnhem. Every year, the space programs three to four exhibitions. The site-specific artworks add new layers to the surroundings, and offer new cultural-historical meanings to this place present to a broad audience. The collaboration with sonsbeek20→24 contributes to this and connects local stories with personal histories and international, social issues. This strengthens the idea of the area as a continuously growing palimpsest - a layered manuscript - always in development.