The Ministry of Alkmaar Affairs, erected in the context of festival Karavaan 2019 with the theme ‘own soil’ in a playful way investigates what makes the city of Alkmaar so Alkmaar-ish. What can the Alkmaarder be proud of, and how can we carry out this pride to the rest of the world? The Ministry will compose a new Alkmarian anthem, elect the 400th Alkmarian Rijksmonument, choose an official export product and erect a Museum of Alkmaar Affairs.
In the process towards Karavaan, the Alkmaar Ministry will be erected. Through an open call, candidate-ministers will be searched for. The council of ministers will make important decisions, that will be carried out by the Permanent Presiding Chairman o/t Ministry of Alkmaar Affairs.
The official propaganda-vehicle of the Ministry is a transformed bierfiets. With this wagon, the Ministry will mingle amongst the people and collect their opinions and ideas for the Alkmaar anthem, 400th Rijksmonument and export-product.
During Karavaan 2019, the Ministry of Alkmaar Affairs will erect a Museum of Alkmaar Affairs and make sure the Alkmaarship gets carried out not 100% but 200%.