Last april I walked a mars for the 'Indische Kwestie in Amsterdam. I met this very driven personality and beautiful soul: president of Papua New-Guinea in exhile. He was banned to ever go back to the country... Extra information from their own website: For more than 70 years the war victims from the former Dutch East Indies have been ignored, silenced and pushed under the rug! The Indische Kwestie is not merely an “Indisch” issue: it’s a Dutch issue. What does the ‘Indische Kwestie’ mean? We want the recognition of and apology for the improper treatment of the Dutch from the Dutch East Indies by the successive Dutch governments after WWII. This also means paying back salaries to soldiers and civil servants for the 41 months of war they endured during which they weren’t paid a dime. We further demand compensation for the material damage suffered as a result of the complete loss of possessions. The Netherlands is the only Allied country that has managed to shirk this obligation. #repost @wdka_graduates #indischekwestie #papua
People are unaware of the processes by which identity categories such as nationhood or gender - that are often taken for granted as 'real' and 'natural'- are actually human inventions (e.g. Anderson, 1983; Segal, 2010) #repost @wdka_graduates
Selemat pagi- goodmorning! Curious which part these melons play in my work? Come and visit our finals and you will see 🙌 Behind the scènes #testlight #REPOST @wdka_graduates
See full post here: @wdka_graduates ・・・ Today I celebrate the richness of my heritage. By letting the painful history be there too I can only be more proud of the way my family went through it all together with more families. And seriously… how could I not see before that we have Moluccan roots?!
I will takeover the @wdka_graduates! Follow this inspiring account to get to now our photograduates. Be amazed!🙅♂️🙆♀️ ・・・ Selemat siang (goodafternoon in bahasa Indonesia) everybody! My name is @elizabordeaux and the next 3 days I am excited to give you a sneakpeek of my brandnew graduation work. “Viering van Ontkenning en het Onbestemd Exotische” can be translated to “Celebration of Denial and the Undefined Exotic.” The work is meant to stir up our national consciousness by reinterpret the past and claim space for the voice of the ethnic minority Indo-Europeans and Moluccans in the Netherlands. By taking a closer look at their experiences we may understand temporary migrant issues better, which can lead to a redefinition of what it means to be ‘Dutch’. Recently I found out that I am not only an Indo-Dutch lady. Turns out my father is half Moluccan! Of course nothing much has changed, except that it brings along a huge bag of history that explains to me a lot of my families behavior and being. Not only do I get a grasp of my own family. Social and historical context clear up the sky and show what a shifting perspective can mean for ones identity. Mixed cultures mean mixed perspectives. Complex history goes back to colonial times which started hundreds of years ago but still slumber through society. Only if you choose to see it, it will appear everywhere. Otherwise, there are set up many celebrations and memorials that easily shift your perspective. Before we know it, we are not only blind to the past, but also in denial. Perhaps it is much easier to deny it? And in my opinion there is no better way for denial then through celebration.
This is my auntie Carmellla Magdalena Frederika Bordeaux (1938 Plaju Palembang-now Bandung), After WW2 our family got divided between The Netherlands and Indonesia and sadly enough my grandparents had to leave my aunt behind. Last year I was blessed to meet her in real person. With that a longlife dream was fullfilled and I was super glad to share that with my husband. It was a beautiful bit overwelming time but there was so much to be astonished about and I felt so much love for my family abroad. Their hospitality was way beyond anything and I felt more connected either with the past as present than before. It is still hard to encounter the painfull sides of the colonial times but it is always good time to rebuilt relationships.💛 terima kasih tuhan and my beloved family!
Matchy Misprints. 🕳
Lets go weekend 🤗
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