Koningsdag this year, Holland’s most celebrated birthday in times of quarantine.

Koningsdag this year, Holland’s most celebrated birthday in times of quarantine By PIERRE DU PASQUIER | April 29, 2020 Cover photo Kira Guehring / The Amsterdammer  King’s Day was celebrated in a new way in 2020. Photo taken in Amsterdam on April 27, 2019.  Koningsdag (translated to King’s Day) is a popular Dutch tradition filled with joyous […]

Amsterdam Art Weekend: Promoting Accessibility to Contemporary Art

Amsterdam Art Weekend: Promoting Accessibility to Contemporary Art By PIERRE DU PASQUIER | December 16, 2019 Cover photo by Andrea Valdivia / The Amsterdammer  Tourists staring at the artwork of Nokukhanya Langa exhibited at Galerie van Gelder during the Amsterdam Art Weekend on November 23, 2019.  The 8th edition of Amsterdam Art Weekend took place from November […]

When Big Brother meets Big Data

When Big Brother meets Big Data By PIERRE DU PASQUIER | November 19, 2019 Cover illustration – Chinese in the metro during rush hour with a gauge above them indicating their social score.  The Origins: a refresher  As probably the most ambitious project of social engineering since the Cultural Revolution launched by Mao Zedong between 1966 and […]

The Mocro-maffia

The Mocro-maffia By PIERRE DU PASQUIER | October 12, 2019 Photo by Bill Oxford / Unsplash The Mocro-maffia has stricken the capital city of the Netherlands once again. Derk Wiersum, Nabil B’s lawyer was killed on September 18th, spreading an unprecedented wave of emotion throughout the Netherlands as well as highlighting the malfeasance of a mafia […]