How to deal with political crisis – maybe this original proposal will cause some shifts on the Dutch political scene in 2014? Prior to the festive period, the Rotterdam artist and provocateur Daan Samson created a “gift room” in Kasteel Keukenhof in Lisse, with the intention to send Christmas presents to lobbyists, CEOs, members of the Parliament, ministers and other dignitaries.

The artist does not indicate that he is the sender of these gifts. Instead, he makes it look as if the presents were sent by opposition leaders and political adversaries, hoping to entice contact between ideological opponents, perhaps even a formation of new alliances and covenants. Good luck Daan and should your action bring fruits in the Netherlands, we sure hope that it will be implemented internationally as well.