Hidden Legacy
Starting January 2017

A person not only leaves money and things, but also insights, life experience and humor. Een mens laat niet alleen geld en goederen na, maar ook inzichten, levenservaring en humor. Hidden Legacy is a project for the elderly, which uses ritual games to draw out their life vision and turn this into an artistic testament. The first half year will consist of orientation workshops for the elderly at different locations to give them a look at the project and see if they want to participate. Do you want more information? Contact me.

Symposium: rituals in times of fear

University for Humanistics, Utrecht
Tuesday 24 January, 13-16 uur

The new celebrants curriculum starts in February at the University for Humanistics. A symposium is being organized for this occasion over a current topic: the meaning of rituals in times of fear and uncertainty. The Swiss celebrant Jeltje Gordon-Lennox will give a keynote lecture about the meaning of rituals and fear. Artist Ida van der Lee will invite the public to take part in a “ritual lab” to think about the topic using ritual communication. Free admission Sign up through this site.


Developing rituals based on personal stories 
Saturday 11 March from 11- 17.00 in Amsterdam

A workshop where you can design a small ritual based on personal stories. How you can communicate in a simple manner using symbols. These are the basic building blocks for a ritual, but can be the start for designing a ritual which could be useful in your profession. During the workshop, I will also describe the rituals I have developed. Cost Eu 15,- for lunch, coffie and tea. Sign up through contact.

Names and Numbers and After Now

Kastanjeplein, Amsterdam 4 May 2017

For the fifth time, Names and Numbers will work on a temporary monument for the Jews deported from the Oosterpark neigborhood. During the day, between 11 and 18.00 everyone symbolically bring a Jewish victim home, step by stelp in a ritual landscape. After 20.00 we will present a new evening program, After Now, in which a number of neigborhood residents will tell stories about Jewish victims based on archival research. We are pleased that we may welcome Job Cohen, chairperson of the Amsterdam 4 and 5 Committee  See the project.