After MandelaA Dutch Tribute
It is not pretty, the Nelson Mandelabridge. After only a few years the lamps began to fall off due to metal fatigue, the elevator smells of piss and at one end the wind always knocks you over. What would Nelson Mandela think of this tribute? Is the urge to have the name Mandela within the city limits not bigger than the allure of the place named after him?
Zoetermeer is not the only Dutch city to have a place named after Mandela. Apparently, other than members of the Royal family there is no person alive who has so many places devoted to him.
Together with Stefanie Grätz, Van der Burg set out to capture an image of each street, lane, square, park, bridge and school in the Netherlands named after Mandela in order to map the Dutch tribute to the first black president of South Africa.
website Jan-Dirk van der Burg
website Stefanie Grätz
- Jan Dirk van der Burg, Stefanie Grätz
- graphic design
- paperback with dust jacket | 60 pp | 22 x 30 cm
- 9789460830716 english edition
9789460830709 dutch edition
- € 25.00