Lecture (5/13) - Anger is often seen as annoying and not constructive. But doesn’t real change often start with anger? The protesters of the seventies are the elite of 2019. Are the internet trolls nowadays really different from the Dolle Mina’s of the past? Can anger lead to something positive? What are you angry about? And would you risk your life for your ideals? European history has many examples of people who did that. Constantin Jinga, for example, was shot during the Romanian revolution and calls that day the happiest of his life. Get to know Jinga and many others in the I’m So Angry Pop-up Museum, a traveling exhibition about revolution and protest, which also confronts you with your own ideals.
Adinda Akkermans (Den Haag,1983) is a writer, radio maker and researcher for media as NRC Handelsblad, Human and VPRO. She is one of the journalists of the Iron Curtain Project, a multi media project that made a travelling popup museum about anger. She studied sociology and wrote two books: Bibeb, biechtmoeder van Nederland en Ministerraad op vrijdag, about the most progressive cabinet of the Netherlands.
Photo by Anneke Hymmen