De Facto LIVE #3

De Facto explores the realm of unrecognized states, fictional countries and curious border zones. On May 25 we organize a live evening with talks, art and music at De Roode Bioscoop in Amsterdam. Join us!

We will interview Philip Dröge, who wrote a book about Moresnet, a triangular entity bordering the Netherlands, Belgium and Germany in the nineteenth century. What was so peculiar about it, and why did it disappear? Concert pianist and Soviet expert Sara Crombach will tell us about Nagorno-Karabakh, an unrecognized state in the Caucasus, and will play some classical music from this region. What is this # on a stamp of the Nation of Celestial Space? Floor Koomen goes into the details. Ecuadorian artist Oscar Santillan will talk about a vanished place in the Gulf of Mexico: Bermeja Island. Last but not least: a quiz by Suzanne Hendriks.

Wednesday 25 May, de Roode Bioscoop, Haarlemmerplein 7, Amsterdam.
Bar open 20.00h., start programme 20.30h.

Entrance 10 euros, buy your tickets here. If you are an ambassador and still have a free ticket, please make your reservation through

De Facto is a project of graphic designer Floor Koomen and journalist Jorie Horsthuis.

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This event is supported by the AFK (Amsterdam Fund for the Arts).