This project is a qualitative and photographic research depicting the subculture of “Mohair Berets”, which in fact is a derogative term alluding to militancy of old female seniors, partisan politics, mature age (mohair beret is fashionable only amongst female seniors) and intellectual bluntness, if not backwardness.
It is a comment on the functioning of a society, its morals, politics and social consciousness. The lack of separation between the church and the state. As a group old people are socially and economically poor and therefore afraid.
The catchphrase loyal worriors is strongly connected with the term
‘a legion of mohair-berets’. It highlights the
war-like nature stimulated by active and continous protests and marches. Religious beliefs become a dangerous weapon in the hands of seemingly harmless grandmas.
Design Academy Eindhoven, “Man and Commnication” , 2019