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AMSTERDAM (FICTION #12) - AMSTERDAM - 2014

A work about the dynamics of the city: a flyer was distributed in the Sarphatipark,
telling the public that the park will be closed and turned into a nature reserve,
due to the (fictitious) presence of an endangered animal.


Translation:

SARPHATIPARK OPEN!

European tree frogs were found in the Sarphatipark. These creatures are faced with extinction. They are on the red list of endangered species. That's why the park will be closed to the public! Starting next week the inhabitants of 'de Pijp' won't be allowed in! The park will be a nature reserve! That's what the city council decided! But who gave the city council the authority to exclude the residents from their park? Are tree frogs more important than people? Of course these creatures want their peace, but do the inhabitants of this neighborhood not deserve a place to relax too? Would it not be a better idea to capture these tree frogs and bring them to a zoo, where they can be taken care of? Keep the park open! The Sarphatipark is for people!!!