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Envisioning Free Space Conference 2022

November 26, 2022 @ 14:00 - 22:00

Welcome to the future. This November 2022, the Berlin-based Envisioning Free Space Conference (also known as Freit(T)räume) arrives in Amsterdam on 24-25-26-27 November. From dusk till dawn, we will host workshops and panel discussions punctuated by nightly explorations of sound, visuals and performances by a rich and interwoven network of voices: urban change makers, political agents, spatial pioneers, scientists, artists, musicians and you.
◥Together we’ll manifest a vision of that future: a city for all, where night culture is culturally valued and embedded in urban policy and culturally free spaces are self-sufficient and thriving. By unlearning the top-down approaches, we will reclaim and re-envision Amsterdam through trans-local learning and create new bases for international knowledge-sharing. Read more: envisioningfree.space/
◥EARLY BIRDS ARE LIVE NOW for Saturday 26.11 @De School Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/…/envisioning-free-space…
☻ In support of the self-organized scene
☻ for and from the community
☻ all profit goes to the artists & activists involved
space of urgency ->dance of urgency->affordable housing/long-term access to space->Unlearning the top-down->Safer queer migrant nightlife->fugitive archives: Archiving for queer migrant nightlife resilience -> The Next Generation of Cultural Spaces->self-organization for the just climate transition -> d.i.y tools for the reclamation of urban space->politics, party & solidarity->Alternative economies: disCOs vs the algorithm->N8BM: De Rookruimte->pleasure activism & mutual care->space pirates from the future->Self-organization and the city->radical ruralism
◥ PROGRAM 24-27 November (All Locations)
Location: City hall
Time: 11:00 – 15:00
EFS X Vrije Ruimte X Cultural Free Spaces Gathering: Conference opening @OCCII
Location: OCCII
Time: 19:00 – 23:00
Vrije Ruimte Festival x Envisioning Free Space
Location: OT301
Time: 10:00 – 03:00(am)
T.B.A. via Amsterdam Alternative
Envisioning Free Space: International Symposium
Date: 26 November 2022
Location: De School
Time: 13:30 – 22:00 (Followed by Clubnight De School)
◥Line-up (First speakers announced: M.T.B.A)
Liese Kingma (Space of Urgency, Berlin)
Bogomir Doringer (Dance of Urgency, Amsterdam)
Naja Orashvili (Bassiani Creative Collective Spectrum, Tbilisi)
David Lezhava (Act4culture, Creative Collective Spectrum, Tbilisi)
Selim Özadar (zusa, Mitost e.V)
Ilgaz Yalcinoglu (Humboldt Universität zu Berlin)
Giorgi Kikonishvili (Bassiani, Creative Collective Spectrum, Tbilisi)
Debbie Griffith (Spiral Tribe, SP23, Dharma Techno, Marseille)
Mark Angelo Harrison (Spiral Tribe, SP23, Lissabon)
Aaron Trinder (Trinder Films, Free Party, London)
Isis van der Wel (Dj, Ruigoord)
Asja Föllmi (Conceptualisation Tool, Amsterdam, TU Delft)
Yann Kersaint (Stiftung für Kulturelle Weiterbildung und Kulturberatung, Drausenstadt Berlin),
Iver Ohm (Mapping Tool Projekt, Hidden Institute, Berlin)
Lucas Counter (Mapping Tool Project, Kollektiv Spieltrieb, Berlin)
Ella Overkleeft (Rural Radicals, Malmö)
Ramon de Lima (Stichting N8BM A’DAM)
Kadallah Burrowes (DisCO.coop, Los Angeles)
Stacco ​​Troncoso (DisCO.coop, Madrid)
Amy Götung (D.I.Y Space Project, Toronto)
Vajayjay Collective (Vajayjay Collective, Berlin & Athens)
Hay Schoolmeesters (Free Cultural Spaces Amsterdam, Culturele Stelling, Het Groene Veld, Amsterdam)
Ricardo da Silva (Transformation Haus & Feld, Spaces of Adaptation, Berlin)
Arno Bouma (Space of Urgency, Berlin)
De Fik (De Fik, Amsterdam)
ADEV (ADEV, Amsterdam
Hannes Götsch (Basis Vinschgau Venosta, Italy)
Philipp Kieser (Culture Assault, Italy)
Bureau Broedplaatsen (Gemeente Amsterdam)
Expeditie Vrije Ruimte (Gemeente Amsterdam)
Arjan van Timmeren (TU Delft, Delft)
Olga Ioannou (TU Delft, Delft )
Free Cultural Space Gathering x Envisioning Free Space Conference
Location: Machinegebouw – Het Groene Veld – Amsterdam
Conference time incl. film: 16:00 -22:00
Free SPACE night: 22:00 – 04:00
Line-up M.T.B. A.
Declaration concerning the Universal Value of Free Cultural Spaces
Special preview: Free Party: A Folk History
Spiral Tribe/SP23
IG: https://www.instagram.com/envisioningfreespace/
LANGUAGE: English & Dutch
INFORMATION: https://envisioningfree.space/
A project by Space of Urgency
Funders & partners
Co-funded by the City of Amsterdam (Bureau Broedplaatsen & Vrije Ruimte).
In partnership with Amsterdam Alternative, Culturele Stelling, Stichting N8BM A’DAM, OT301, ADM Community Noord.
Hosted by De School.


November 26, 2022
14:00 - 22:00


Envisioning Free Space


De School, Jan van Breemenstraat 1, Amsterdam, Netherlands