Leeuwarden

MC 001 - DISPEREERT NIET! (THOU SHALT NOT DESPAIR!)

Miel Steeghs (NL 1978), Iwan Westerveen (NL 1975), Edgar Claassen (NL 1972), Jan-Hubert Bisschops (NL 1974)



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Text by Joost Glissenaar: The new area is an allegory of the Frisian life of the relationship between Hendrik Algra and Pieter Harinxma, two men who lived in the twentieth century. A canal and a road on the location bear their name. The two men met each other during the second world war. This "story" is more or less the starting point for the design of a baroque garden which is divided in different zones. Each zone tells a part of the story of the lifes of the gentlemen. The title of the project refers to a speech of the Dutch prime minister Colijn in 1937. Hendrik Algra wrote together with his brother a book about the Dutch history using the same title.

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