About Iwanjka

Who is Iwanjka?

“If you want to change the system, create a better one”

Iwanjka was born in 1973 in Malawi, as a child from two Dutch development workers.

Iwanjka became ‘Master of Science’ (MsC) in the field of information engineering. He worked about 10 years in the banking sector and as self employed entrepreneur. In 2008 he got himself ‘Life Jammed’ (as he calls it himself). The mental care system labeled him with various mental disorders, ‘classical’ therapy followed…

Visiting the 11-11-11 Global Freedom concerts meeting, Los Angeles, California.

Life jam
After a suicide attempt (July 2008), he recovered in a way his therapists couldn’t understand. After two months he decided to leave the mental care system, as it seemed it made him only more hopeless and sick.  He travelled towards Biarritz, France.

The beginning of a second life, so it seems. Since then he acts as both musician and social entrepreneur.

Books
He wrote a book on the insane aspects of nowadays mental care system, and a more sound alternative [Diagnose Levensklem, Lifejam Diagnosis, not available in English yet].

Wondering on why so many people get jammed at all, he decided to give his fantasy a free ride to ‘look at the world as a white canvas, how would he repaint the world’? This led to a book named Novaglobe [Amazon] [Free online version]. In 2011 he was honoured to be in the position to organise a ‘Novaglobe changeposium’ at Ruigoord Amsterdam,  probably Netherlands most important artist free harbour. Also a delegate of the Club of Budapest attended. Earlier that year Iwanjka visited a Club of Budapest seminar. He handed over a manuscript of the Novaglobe book and a System jam music album to Ervin Laszlo. [Ervin Laszlo amongst other wrote a highly inspiring book named Chaos Point].

In 2014 he wrote a book named Flowtowns [Dutch online version], describing a new type of social habitats / architecture. He is now doing research and social laboratory on a book named NewFamily, novAMORe and Emotude.

Music
Iwanjka recorded various music albums: Mary’s Crysense [2009], Avalon’s Eavening [2010], Befree the System [2011]. Currently he is working on an album named Calling Mayqueen. Calling for the essence of femininity in our world. After thousands of years of male domination. In 2011 he joined a global Artists4Freedom gathering at Los Angeles, California [11-11-11 Global Freedom Concerts gathering, taking a stand against human trafficking and (young girls) prostitution. See also this documentary on slavery in California].

Marathons, Rock Climbing and fundraising
Iwanjka is a fanatical rock climber since his students time. It is part of his believe that being in nature, and doing this type of gymnastics is both a healthy as a spiritual thing. The same goes for barefoot running, he started with shortly after his ‘crash’ in 2008. In 2010, after having been campaign leader for Dutch new party New Netherlands, he decided to do a marathon barefoot. [10-10-10 Eindhoven marathon]. He found this a better type of campaign than ‘classical politics’. After this followed three other marathons [Amsterdam 2011, Amersfoort 2012 and The Hague 2016]. During the Amsterdam marathon he started a first fund raising campaign for War Child and the Children of Malawi, raising 1350 euro’s. He plans to do another barefoot marathon fundraising, this time his challenge is the Mont Ventoux, France. [Campaign page]

Credits: Banner photo credits to fotorealistisch.