Issue 9 of Nieuwe Vide's Journal of Humanity focuses on absurdism. We link this phenomenon with the present day world which takes on absurd forms. This subject matter is linked with our exhbition programme. in 2019 Nieuwe Vide Artspace researched the Theatre of the Absurd (developed after the Second World War, a theatre-genre at the beginning of the 20th century, in which the irrational aspects of life were highlighted. The basis of absurd theatre can be traced back to existentialism, a philosophy that life, and death, is without meaning. Life is inexplicable because of the senselessness of it and therefore tragic. The content in this issue reflects this absurdism. The writers reflected on what absurdism constitutes in their view. The graphic designers created a fitting design, bringing their vision to the subject matter.