In the afternoon of 26 September, 25 Dutch-B students of the DP-department went to the photo exhibition ‘Noorderlicht’ in the former sugar factory of Groningen. It’s a impressive huge building that was on the nomination to be taken down. Fortunately we are in the middle of a crises, which means that it was too expensive to tare it down. Hence this a cultural happening could take place there.
The exhibition had several themes, which were all very usable in class, such as globalization, customs and traditions, and rich and poor around the globe. The first floor showed the history of sugar in former Dutch colonies as Surinam and Indonesia. On the second floor the exhibition ‘To Have And To Have Not’ took place about the 1% of the world’s richest people, who possess 40% of all the goods worldwide.
A speed course in photography had been given in class beforehand and for many students this was the first time they visited an exhibition like this. A worthwhile visit!
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