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De Facto Live | Frictional States & Bouncing Borders

De Facto Live | Frictional States & Bouncing Borders

According to the United Nations, there are 193 countries on earth. However, there is no rule to say what exactly makes a state. A president, a flag, a government? The reality is a lot more unruly.

Woensdag 25 mei 2022 - 20:00 uur - € 10,00

We interviewen schrijver Philip Dröge, die een boek schreef over het ministaatje Moresnet. Concertpianist en Soviet-expert Sara Crombach geeft ons meer inzicht in Nagorno-Karabach, een niet-erkende staat in de Kaukasus, en speelt klassieke muziek uit deze regio. Kunstenaar Oscar Santillan komt vertellen over een verdwenen eiland voor de kust van Mexico. En natuurlijk is er weer een quiz van Suzanne Hendriks.

De Facto explores the realm of unrecognized states, fictional countries and curious border zones. An evening with talks, art and music. We will interview Philip Dröge, who wrote a book about Moresnet, a triangular entity bordering the Netherlands, Belgium and Germany in the nineteenth century. What was so peculiar about it, and why did it disappear? Concert pianist and Soviet expert Sara Crombach will tell us about Nagorno-Karabach, an unrecognized state in the Caucasus, and will play some classical music from this region. What is this # on a stamp of the Nation of Celestial Space? Floor Koomen goes into the details. Equadorian artist Oscar Santillan will talk about a vanished place in the Gulf of Mexico: Bermeja Island. Last but not least: a quiz by Suzanne Hendriks.

De Facto is a project of graphic designer Floor Koomen and journalist Jorie Horsthuis.

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