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Pauline Wiersema

Department: Man and Leisure
Website: paulinewiersema.com

A FOOL AROUND

WHAT
An optimistic movement inspired by ‘the fool’ of times gone by. It’s all about taking life a little less seriously, one step at a time.

WHY
Historically, the fool or jester had a specific role, balancing between amusement and criticism. He was an outsider, cherished for challenging social conventions at the centre of power: the king’s court. Where has the fool gone now? Pauline Wiersema wants to bring him back.

HOW
With a series of possible interventions, including a Ministry of Fools and giant orange letters spelling out ‘HUH’: a visual sign to shake things up with the universal word signifying confusion. You can also start with yourself and learn how to play the fool again.

QUOTE
Let’s all fool around some more!

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Photographs: Nicole Marnati