Beursplein Hearings

A series of hearings in the artists' tent in Occupy Amsterdam. Fellow Occupiers were interrogated by a rotating panel of four, on the dilemmas of maintaining a radically inclusive and participatory democracy, while keeping order in the camp and dealing with its social problems. The tribunal was set up to become a separate, legislative institution alongside the General Assembly, and to provide the camp with an autonomous space for arbitration. It was also an experiment in developing a structure that could serve as a model for popular tribunals beyond the perimeter of the camp.

The hearings were realised in collaboration with: Katja van Driel, Aafke Beukema toe Water, Alexander Nieuwenhuis, Daniël Rovers, Doris Denekamp, Elke Uitentuis, Ernst van den Hemel, Geert van Mil, Hugo Schuitemaker, Jimini Hignett, Jonas Staal, Joost Benthem, Merijn Oudenampsen, Nienke Jansen, René Mahieu, Ruben Abels, Saskia Janssen, Sjoerd Oudman, Urok Shirhan, Wouter Osterholt, Younes Bouadi, Iratxe Jaio and Klaas van Gorkum.