Playtime Apr26 2016, Amsterdam

Propaganda by the People at The Wall

Propaganda by the People is a collective of journalists and artists in search of a new story for Europe. Consisting of Eefje Blankevoort, Arnold van Bruggen, Rogier Klomp and Janneke de Rooij, the collective’s initiative is a crowdsourced propaganda programme by the people instead of for the people. It’s an invitation to think beyond second hand cliches about Europe, beyond Brussels and national governments.

Their mission statement:
“Let’s try and find new common ground on Europe. Let’s try to make a uniting, inclusive story on the Europe we like, love, or would like to love. A story that goes further than just the EU, but a story that brings together cultural, geographical and political Europe.”

In a series of weekly workshops at The Wall, Propaganda by the People will ask questions that will guide you in forming an opinion about Europe, which you can express visually in self-made propaganda posters adapted from pre-existing propaganda templates.

It’s an exercise in imagination as well as in political thought. What are your feelings about Europe? What do you like about Europe? What do you hate about it? And what European issues do you feel need fighting for and what are the problems in Europe that need to be solved?

The workshops are organized every Friday, from 14.00 to 16.00. Everyone is welcome to join!