Gea Smidt

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14 june celebrates RUG 400 years University in Groningen. From 19.00 until 20.30 the PARADE is moving through the centre of Groningen. A programm is handed out. My contribution to the PARADE: Victorymarch ‘Feeling home in your neighbourhood’. My project is described in the programm: Students and Groningers move a house, it is their house . They show how they want to live sustainable together. You see a green, sociaal, sportive, partying and communicating society where is place for everybody. You may ask yourself, do you feel comfortable in your neighbourhood and what do you think…..

Communication about Victorymarch ‘Feeling home in your neighbourhood’

Dagblad van het Noorden published and article

The facebook pagina reveals nformation about the project.

Students and ‘stadjers’ at work

Together with students GYAS, Commotie, NSG and the neighbourhood De Rivierenbuurt I made an artistic concept for a mobile artobject for the big Maskerade of the RUG. Students and ‘stadjers’ (inhabitants of Groningen) work since april together at the mobile object, the clothes and the specials. In the neighbourhood we collected green cloths and sheets for the banners. Students talked with inhabitants of the neighbourhood De Rivierenbuurt about living together in a neighbourhood. We made slogans and show them during the parade.

An interview on our project is published in the Magazine for alumni and relations: Broerstraat 5, University of Groningen.  Gea, Hans en Lennart have been interviewed.

Magazine voor alumni en relaties, nummer 1, april 2014

Broerstraat 5, Magazine voor alumni en relaties, nummer 1, april 2014

Information Maskerade

The university of Groningen is celebrating her 400th anniversary. To celebrate the anniversary a Parade is organized.  Seven artist will make an mobile art object together with 3 fraternities and 1 neighbourhood. With the mobile art object the 4 groups show what is going on in the city in relation to the theme’s of the university (healthy aging, sunstainable energy and sunstainable society). I am one of the seven artists. I work together with the students of the fraternities GYAS, Commotie, Navigators en the neighbourhood De Rivierenbuurt. We made allready a concept for the mobile artwork that will be shown in the Parade. During the next months we work on it. De Parade starts at 19.15 at the Ossenmarkt. We walk together the following route: Ossenmarkt, Lopendediep, Kijk in ‘t Jatbrug, Oude Kijk in ‘t Jatstraat, Stoelstraaierstraat, Akerkhof, Munnikeholm, Gedempte Zuiderdiep, Oosterstraat, Grote Markt, Kwinkenplein, Oude Ebbingestraat, Spilsluizen and back to the Ossenmarkt.

The Maskerade is an old lustrum tradition where costumed students, symbolizing historical figures and story’s,  walked in procession through the city of Groningen. 100 year ago the last Maskerade took place. Move it is a contemporary maskerade!

Whole programm 400 year University Groningen:

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