Remove the Cap
Remove the Cap website and social media campaign
Pieter den Heten has created Remove the Cap from a friend’s lounge room in Amsterdam overnight. The website has given a voice to nearly 3,000 individuals and families struggling to return home.
“On 10 July 2020, the National Cabinet of Australia placed a limit on the number of Australians who could return home from overseas.
Removethecap.com has been created to tell the story of Australians around the world, who face difficulties and delays in returning home.” The campaign had significant traction in the national and international media, joined forces with senators from the ALP, and Pieter even became the face of an Amnesty International Australia campaign with the same goal.
UNSW – University of New South Wales
UNSW Hero Program Design Thinking workshop
For the Hero Program of the University of New South Wales we’ve facilitated a 1 day Design Thinking workshop.
“The UNSW Hero Program’s primary objective is to develop the graduate capabilities of UNSW students to transform them into rigorous scholars, entrepreneurial leaders, independent lifelong learning professionals, and global citizens that are able to change landscapes, create, shape, and disrupt markets.
The program also provides opportunities for students to engage in Work Integrated Learning (WIL) and focuses on building and supporting learning ecosystems centered around innovative entrepreneurship, thereby assisting the university to build a community of like-minded innovative change agents.”
Eelco Keij – D66
The International Dutch Campaign
“There are over one million Dutch living outside of the Netherlands, which amounts to about 6 percent of the entire population, yet the Dutch political system in The Hague does little to recognise them. In fact, on various issues The Hague has actively worked against them.
In response, Eelco Keij has formed a campaign entitled The International Dutch Campaign (Internationale Nederlanders Campagne) in order to address the rights of four main target groups.”
A documentary about the kids who inspired KIDS
“THE KIDS is an all-access documentary about the real life individuals who inspired Larry Clark’s 1995 cult classic film Kids. Our film, currently in pre-production, will capture the formative, vital, and at times traumatic emotional magnitude that the kids from Kids experienced before, during, and after the film’s inception and global success.
We’ll not only highlight how various cultural displays of inner turmoil manifested as they did, but also celebrate the 1990s: the dying breath of old New York. This is the unprecedented look at the real life stories behind Kids, being made from the inside out because we are, in fact, THE KIDS.
We grew up in the 1980s and ‘90s when New York City subcultures thrived: skateboarding, pre-gentrified downtown, Hip Hop, punk, and the rave and club scenes. Kids barely glossed the surface of the poverty, racism, and segregation we experienced in real life, behind the scenes.
With Larry Clark himself fully supporting the project, our documentary will weave together never-before-seen archival material from the ‘80s and ‘90s with intimate, present-day interviews featuring the core cast of characters from Kids.
This film is about our real lives and the real stories that inspired Kids, as well as the lives lost in the journey: Harold Hunter, Justin Pierce, Keenan Milton, Mike Cardona, and Sajan Bhagat. This film is for them.
Our project is about honoring the community that built a global movement and inspired a game-changing film. It is only right that it be an international communal effort to make this project take flight. We want to unite together. All of us. Not just us, THE KIDS, but anyone who’s ever felt unheard.
We want this film to be a worldwide effort to honor the legacy and culture that inspired Kids. We want you to help us tell this story. To honor the lives of those we’ve lost. And to make new history about a moment in time.