‘’When I say democracy, what’s the first thing you think of?’’ ‘’Freedom’’, says one pupil. ‘’Representation of the people’’ shouts another student. ‘’Equal rights’’ says a third one. During the interactive performance In Search Of Democracy 3.0. at IJburg College, Lucas de Man and Niels Kuiters metamorphosed the hall into a mini democracy. The pupils were encouraged to think, talk and learn as they were participating in a sense of togetherness.
Allow me to introduce myself. I am Dilara, currently 17 years old, and I am writing because I’m concerned. Concerned about not being heard. About being underestimated. I am worried about our future. That’s why I am writing you, youngsters. Because your ideas and opinions matter and deserve to be heard.