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15m2 of Freedom by Angeniet Berkers

Title: 15m2 of freedom
Artist: Angeniet Berkers

Designer: mark holtmann –
Lithography: Sebastiaan Hanekroot – Colour & Books
Editor: Angeniet Berkers
Imprint: Angeniet Berkers
Printer: Drukwerk consultancy, Bunnik, The Netherlands
Publication date and place: July 2015 / rotterdam, the netherlands
Edition: 750
Format, binding: Softcover, swiss binding with open back
Size:  32 x 23 cm
Number of pages and images: 76 pages, 22 images, 10 colored quote cards put in by hand
Type of printing and paper: Offset / Munkem lynx 230?
Retail price: 30 euro

Book Description: On just a few squatted terrains in The Netherlands there are people who choose to live trucks, vans or trailers. It is fascinating to see how these people ‘obtain’ their freedom because it isn’t always that easy to live this way.There isn’t that much space, the water isn’t always running, a toilet (compost toilet) usually is a little further down the road, you have to chop wood to heat the stove before having a little warmth etc… Most of the terrains have evolved into cultural breeding grounds where festivals and concerts take place. In the Netherlands it’s a subculture that has become more and restricted because of the repressive policy of the government and project developers. It has become expected of everyone to live in a ‘normal’ way – in a house.

’15m2 of freedom’ is a search for freedom and the constant paradox that follows with it. Will you get a sense of freedom when you reduce your possessions and throw away all excess baggage? Isn’t it just a ‘state of mind’ that allows a person not to care so much about what one ‘should’ do, or is ‘supposed’ to do. And what if the terrain you are living on is maybe going to be evicted?

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