Maurice Hermans
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Doodem video 
selected for Pharmakon #1


Soundtrack De Antistad

Degrowth Daily (2021)

Newspaper on degrowth and the city
The Degrowth Daily is a research project that explores the usefulness of degrowth in the context of urban development, specifically in a situation of urban demographic decline.

Degrowth thinking offers an alternative to the dominant economic growth paradigm, by linking a better quality of life to a reduction in production and consumption. Does degrowth offer a  perspective for the (shrinking) city?

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Patchwork IBA Parkstad (2022)
Internationale Bauaustellung Parkstad

For the first time in history, the Internationale Bauausstellung or IBA isbeing held outside Germany, in Parkstad- Limburg, the Netherlands. What started as an exhibition for modern construction in 1901, has developed into an urban planning instrument that often provides a powerful impulse to the local economy, public space and society.

Read the authors’ statement, spoken on 1st September 2022.
Photo by Pascal Moors

De Antistad (2016)
Pionier van kleiner groeien

The Antistad shows the development history of the Netherlands' most aging, most transitional and, according to some, most failed city: Heerlen. 

Decades of growth pushed the phenomenon of urban shrinkage to the background and raises the question: how do we grow smaller? How do we built cities smaller? Shrinkage as the accelerator of change.

ISBN 978-94-6208-285-4 | May 2016 | Maurice Hermans | design: Piet Gerards Ontwerpers | Dutch | paperback | 17 x 24 cm | 224 pag. | geillustreerd (120 kleur en zw/w) | with the support of: Stimuleringsfonds Creatieve Industrie, Parkstad Limburg en kenniscentrum NEIMED

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video DOODEM (2024)

The video is part of the art project 
O O   OO   AA, in which the author explores his relationship with grief and loss. 

Video: Maurice Hermans
Camera: Marijn Vanderheijden

Music by AUW
Gert-Jan van Stiphout
Serge Kreso
Lars Ickenroth
Maurice Hermans

Filmed in the woods of the German Sud-Eifel, July 2020 
(one year before the floods)

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video Touwtjespringen (2019)
The Dutch musician Puttylolian released his first track 'Touwtjespringen' in the summer of 2019, at the age of eleven. He passed away six months after. 

The track was produced by Subp Yao and is featured on the album Be iDVW (2020).