The Flying Spaghetti Monster Lands on the Netherlands

Can the Government Define a Religion as Fake? By Spela Krajnc, Tommaso Lecca, Petra Ondrisakova, Anna Severinenko   The Dutch secularism has been challenged since the Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster engaged a legal battle to be recognized as a religion. What might seem to be a complete nonsense for outsiders is actually a…

MBFWA review: Said Mahrouf, master of minimal draperies

By Anna Portella The world’s elite league of fashion weeks are getting their catwalks ready to host the new FW17 collections over the following month – starting at New York and followed by London, Milan and Paris. However to witness rather uncommon, risky and less market-driven (and probably less budget) fashion concepts we should step back to second-raw platforms. For example, the 080…

A very intangible heritage

By Marijn Thijs, Ines Mette, Matthew Richards and Emily Howard A sausage roll. Clog making. Indonesian rice tables. Student societies. Mid-winter horn blowing. Four of these are recognised as fundamental aspects of Dutch culture, according to the Centre for Dutch Intangible Cultural Heritage, whilst one had to withdraw its application following reports of violence during…