The building of ‘Liberty City‘ starts on Liberation Day on Museumsquare in Amsterdam the 5th of May.
But besides the official kick off next week, there has already been some action all over town in order to prove or to challenge the conception of freedom in future ‘Liberty City’. What about the Dutch National Monument on Damsquare? Situated there since more than 50 years it is a reminder of the evils of World War II. But does anyone ever notice it? The guys from ‘Liberty City‘ thought the monument deserves some special attention. And it got it, for sure! Check out the video of the Amsterdam Improv Event on Damsquare. The action was a joint initiative from Partizan Publik, Studio Golfstromen and the Amsterdam Streetprov collective. A special shout out goes also to Alex Scordelis from Improv Everywhere who helped with setting up and planning the action. See also the press coverage at Het Parool. Part 1 + Part 2.
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Another initiative was the placement of alternative monumets of freedom and resistance. Local veterans, most of them were themselves directly involved in resistance movements and the quest for freedom in some way, nominated their personal place of liberty somewhere across Amsterdam. The result was a temporary open air museum for liberty and resistance. Check out the map to see where the monuments were placed exactly.
To be continued…