Libertando Ideias sobre sexualidade e solidão

September 19th, 2017 by Nica

(English below)

SEXUALIDADE E ANARQUISMO

Conexão entre sexualidade e anarquismo:

Se o anarquismo é o horizontalismo e o desejo politico de abolir sistemas hierárquicos de poder, de que forma as estruturas de poder presentes na sociedade contemporânea influencia nossa sexualidade?

A partir dai, como podemos então anarquizar nossa sexualidade?

Da perspectiva clássica, a estrutura principal de poder que anarquistas querem abolir é o Governo.

Podemos ver que o Governo é abrangente o suficiente pra atingir nossa sexualidade, dentro da ética e da religião.

Ou ao contrario, podemos ver que o Governo é apenas um exemplo, entre outras estruturas opressivas de poder a serem abolidas.

“O anarquismo representa a libertação da mente humana do domínio da religião e a libertação do corpo humano da coerção da propriedade; libertação das algemas e restrições do Governo. Representa uma ordem social baseada no agrupamento livre de indivíduos … ” [6]

Nem todos os anarquistas concordam nessa area, e muitos que não são anarquistas concordam.

De qualquer maneira, queremos ser livres, pra ser quem somos, sem opressão.

Sennett e Foucault

Já que queremos abolir estruturas opressivas de poder, e já que muitos aqui são filósofos, falamos sobre como ir da subjugação ao PODER para a libertação do SER.

O que é o Poder e o que é o Ser? Essa é a area aonde o existencialismo e a política se cruzam.

Sennett, sociólogo de NYU, fala de Foucault porque tem o mesmo interesse em sexualidade em relação ao conceito de poder e auto descobrimento. Temos que lidar com poderes externos pra atingir autoconhecimento existencial interno.

Esse texto explora a exploração do tema de sexualidade e solidão, indo da perspectiva de Foucault em relação a sexualidade no começo do Cristianismo na Grécia, até a solidão da vida moderna.

Em outras palavras, é bem filosófico e abstrato. E na minha opinião: Falocentrado.

Sennett descreve 3 tipos de Solidão. Vitima, rebelde, e diferente.

A vítima e o rebelde interagem com um poder externo e dribla com a subjugação a este poder.

No mundo solitário contemporâneo a masturbação é confinada na ética cristã.

O diferente transcende o poder, e pratica o auto-erotismo (Se excitar consigo mesmo).

Para isso é necessária a libertação de valores cristãos pra atingir um nível mais elevado de consciência existencial pelo sexo. Transcender o poder opressor externo e se encontrar existencialmente.

Sennett argumenta que essa ética sexual foi adotada pelo Cristianismo do Paganismo.

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Foucault e Hegel

Foucault e Hegel são provavelmente os existencialistas mais famosos que discutem o assunto do Poder e do Ser. Na minha opinião, a pratica da filosofia deles é muito parecida, só que um é Francês e o outro é Alemão, então o tom dos textos é bem diferente.

Essa ideia de transcender o poder é mais romantizada pelo Foucault. Por isso funciona mais com o tema de sexualidade falocentrada. É uma discussão filosófica que pode ser aplicada a partir da autonomia intelectual.

(Aquela coisa Francesa de fumar um cigarro com profundidade)

Em contraste com Hegel, que muitos anos antes descreve friamente um processo especifico de auto conhecimento e reconhecimento a partir da superação do medo da morte.

Por isso, Hegel se aplica melhor no ato de revolução política, o que não é uma coisa que podemos atingir apenas com uma restruturação intelectual.

Tanto que Marx usou essa base pra construir uma teoria praticável de revolução do proletariado contra a burguesia.

Eu, com uma perspectiva menos falocentrada/como mulher, me identifico mais com Hegel quando falo de sexualidade por causa disso.

Libertação sexual não é uma coisa que posso atingir só por auto conhecimento solitário, fumando um cigarro na cama, mas algo que devo arriscar minha sobrevivência para atingir.

Hegel e Judith Butler 

“A subordinação é o preço da existência”

“a necessária manutenção do sujeito na subordinação”

“O corpo é um fenômeno socialmente construído”

“As opções do sujeito são existir e se subordinar ou resistir e sacrificar a sua existência.”

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Euro/Falocentrismo: BUTLER versus SENNETT

“Estabelecer um campo comum” é ilusão: Solidão

Os dois falam de loucura e de solidão.

“As relações menos sociais aparecem embebidas na chama da natureza, da lei divina, da necessidade orgânica, a maioria das pessoas seria capaz de se imaginar com uma vida separada de seus papéis sociais.” (Sennet)

Sennett fala da perspectiva do homem europeu como se fosse uma perspectiva neutra:

TODAS AS REFERENCIAS SÃO HOMENS BRANCOS EUROPEUS

Sennett fala do falocentrismo de outros escritores mas não menciona sua própria reprodução do problema. Uma coisa que Foucault também avisou:

“Tomando uma amostra cronológica relativamente curta dentro de uma área geográfica restrita – a cultura européia desde o século XVI – pode-se ter certeza de que o homem é uma invenção recente dentro dela…” [4]

Sennett refere: “Diga-me o que você come e eu direi quem você é”.

Butler fala: “O processo de constituição do sujeito (seu corpo, seu gênero e sua identidade)” é socialmente construido. *sem menção de sexualidade*

Sexo é básico como comer ou dormir, isso é certo”.

Não é certo. Pra muitas mulheres, acredito que, a sexualidade é uma imposição feita por homens que se atrevem a fazer afirmações deste tipo. Devemos tomar cuidado coma hypersexualização porque é usada como instrumento de violência e opressão. [5]

Uma perspectiva menos falocentrada seria Butler:

“O gênero é um significado social que o sexo recebe”

Portanto Butler fala de sexo biologico, e Sennett do ato sexual.

PÔ, TEM QUE ESPERAR ATÉ A CONCLUSÃO DO TEXTO PRA LER SOBRE MASTURBAÇÃO FEMININA, E É REFERENCIA DE UM HOMEM.

Se vamos falar da ética sexual e sexualidade humana, e só* nos referir ao homem europeu cristão como referência, devemos pelo menos mencionar os aspectos problemáticos desse ato em si, e praticar auto-critica quando reproduzimos esse eurofalocentrismo. No mínimo.

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Referências:

1- Sennett, Foucault, Sexualidade e Solidão

2- Foucault e Butler por olhares adolescentes

3- Undoing Gender de Judith Butler, citação de Hegel

4- The Order of Things de Michel Foucault

5- Hyper Sexualization, Capitalism, and Cultural Appropriation

6- Anarquismo e outros Essays de Emma Goldman

 


 

SEXUALITY AND ANARCHISM

The connection between sexuality and anarchism:

If anarchism is horizontalism and the political desire to abolish hierarchical systems of power, in what ways do the structures of power present in contemporary society influence our sexuality?

How can we then incorporate anarchy in our sexuality?

From the classical perspective, the main structure of power that anarchists want to abolish is the Government.

We can see that the Government is far-reaching enough to embrace sexuality, within ethics and religion.

Or, we can see that the Government is just one example among other oppressive structures of power to be abolished.

“Anarchism stands for the liberation of the human mind from the dominion of religion and liberation of the human body from the coercion of property; liberation from the shackles and restraint of government. It stands for a social order based on the free grouping of individuals…”[6]

Not all anarchists agree in this area, and many who are not anarchists agree.

Either way, we want to be free, to be who we are, without oppression.

Sennett and Foucault

Since we want to abolish oppressive structures of power, we must talk about how to go from subjugation to POWER to the liberation of the BEING.

What is Power and what is Being? This is the area where existentialism and politics intersect.

Sennett, an NYU sociologist, talks about Foucault because he has the same interest in sexuality in relation to the concept of power and self-discovery. We have to deal with external powers to attain internal existential self-knowledge.

This text[1] explores the exploration of the theme of sexuality and solitude, starting from Foucault’s perspective on sexuality at the beginning of Christianity in Greece, to the solitude of modern life.

In other words, it is quite philosophical and abstract. And in my opinion: Euro/Phallocentric.

Sennett describes 3 types of Solitude. The victim, the rebel, and the different.

The victim and the rebel interact with an external power and dribbles with the subjugation to this power. In the contemporary solitary world, masturbation is confined to Christian ethics.

The different transcends power and practices auto-eroticism (one who excites himself).

This requires the liberation from Christian values, to reach a higher level of existential consciousness through sex. To transcend the external oppressive power and to meet yourself existentially.

Further, Sennett argues that Christianity adopted sexual ethics from Paganism.

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Foucault and Hegel

Foucault and Hegel are probably the most famous existentialists who discuss the subject of Power and Being. In my opinion, the practice of their philosophy is very similar, only one is French and the other is German, so the tone of the texts is very different.

Foucault romanticizes this idea of transcending power. That’s why it works better with the theme of phallocentric sexuality. It’s a philosophical discussion that can be applied from intellectual autonomy.

(That French thing of smoking a cigarette with depth)

This is in contrast to Hegel, who many years earlier coldly describes a specific process of self-knowledge and recognition that is dependent on overcoming the fear of death.

That is why Hegel is best applied to the act of political revolution, which is not something we can achieve only with an intellectual practice.

So much so, that Marx used this basis to build a workable theory of the proletarian revolution against the bourgeoisie.

I, with a less phallocentric perspective / as a woman, identify more with Hegel when I speak of sexuality because of this.

Sexual liberation is not something I can attain by self-knowledge alone, smoking a cigarette in bed. It’s something I must fight for and risk my survival to attain.

Hegel and Judith Butler

“Subordination is the price for existence”

“The necessary maintenance of the subject is subordination”

“The body is a socially constructed phenomenon”

“The subject’s options are to exist and to subordinate or resist and sacrifice their existence.”

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Euro/Phallocentrism: BUTLER versus SENNETT

“Establishing a common ground” is an illusion: Solitude

Both speak of madness and loneliness.

“The less social relations are embedded in the flame of nature, of divine law, of organic necessity, most people would be able to imagine themselves with a life separate from their social roles.” (Sennett)

Sennett speaks of the European man’s perspective of what’s natural as a neutral perspective:

ALL REFERENCES ARE EUROPEAN MEN.

Sennett speaks of the phallocentrism of other writers but does not mention his own reproduction of the problem. One thing that Foucault also warned us about:

“Taking a relatively short chronological sample within a restricted geographical area-European culture since the sixteenth century-one can be certain that man is a recent invention within it. . . “[4] (italics added)

Sennett quotes, “Tell me what you eat and I’ll tell you who you are.”

Butler says: “The process of constitution of the subject (its body, its gender a, d its identity)” is socially constructed. *no mention of sexuality*

“Sex is basic like eating or sleeping, that’s for sure.” (Sennett)

That is not for sure. For many women, sexuality is an imposition made by men who dare to make statements of this kind. We must be careful about hyper-sexualization because it’s used as an instrument of violence and oppression by the prevalent power structures.[5]

A less phallocentric perspective would be Butler:

“Gender is a social meaning that sex receives”.

So Butler speaks of sex, and Sennett speaks of the sexual act.

WE HAVE TO WAIT UNTIL THE CONCLUSION OF THE TEXT TO READ ABOUT FEMININE MASTURBATION, AND IT’S A REFERENCE TO A MAN.

If we talk about sexual ethics and human sexuality and only refer to Christian European men, we should at least mention the problematic aspects of this act, and practice self-criticism when we reproduce this Euro/Phallocentrism. At least.

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Healthy Habitat Project

July 17th, 2017 by Nica

DIY workshop’s new project is taking place in Bahia, Brazil.

In the rural area of Sr. do Bonfim, Tanquinho do Poço, there are two families in need of help to build a healthy habitat.

  • The roof needs to be reinforced against rain, (Donated!)
  • they need bicycles for transport,
  • plumbing materials for water redistribution, (Donated!)
  • radios and batteries,
  • games, books and other non-electrical entertainment,
  • medicine and baby care products.

Brazil has recently gone through a drastic political shift with the impeachment of President Dilma. Social programs have been considerably downsized, and the most underprivileged families feel the change the most.

The help needed is not only practical and solvable with resources. Poverty affects the mind. The loneliness, darkness and isolation of the night has a deep and worrying psychological effect that goes beyond the need for electricity and appliances.

Because of this, not only financial help is needed, but also any other creative forms of support and solidarity.

For foreigners who are interested in traveling here to help, please contact us.

For PayPal donations please use the email: sodre.mirna[at]gmail.com

For Dutch donations: NL75RABO0153157437 M. Sodre de Oliveira

For Brazilian donations: Anjos da Fé (Email them specifying “Tanquinho do Poço” at anjoosdafe[at]gmail.com)

For more information/suggestions email: mirna[at]riseup.net

Thank you!

Healthy habitat crew

Banner making / demonstration OSLO

May 21st, 2017 by Nica

Link to Facebook event Banner Making

Link to Facebook Demonstration

Link to Facebook event boycott

Link to radar OSLO

 

STOPP HATPRATET, IKKE LA DET FÅ SLIPPE TIL I OSLO SENTRUM! BOIKOTT ELDORADO!

Dette er saken:

Lørdag 27.mai skal den ledende østerrikske høyreekstremisten Martin Sellner snakke på Eldorado bokhandel. Sellner er talsmann for “Identitäre Bewegung”, en nyfascistisk bevegelse kjent som “identitære” på norsk. Sellner var tidligere klassisk nynazist, men har nå pakket inn ideene sine i et mer ullent språk og byttet ut “hvit makt”-rock med glatte YouTube-videoer og kreative stunts. Men under er innholdet det samme. De identitære knyttes også gjerne til “Counter-Jihad”-bevegelsen som altså er idegrunnlaget til Anders Behring Breivik.

Eldorado er godt kjent med innholdet på møtet, men synes likevel det er en god ide å slippe til denne typen innledere i sitt lokale. De ønsker en “fri og åpen debatt”. Akkurat hvordan debatten skal bli fri og åpen når premisset er at Europa må gjennomføre en etnisk rensing for å “reddes” har de ikke svart på.

Vi ønsker ikke denne typen hatprat, og oppfordrer alle til å være med å legge press på Eldorado for å stoppe dette møtet.

– Organisjoner som har planlagt arrangement bør flytte møtene sine vekk fra Eldorado for å ikke være med å gi legitimitet til høyreekstreme møter

– Forlag bør droppe markedsføringsavtaler og annet direkte samarbeid med Eldorado.

– Bokelskere bør kjøpe bøkene sine andre steder.

Spørsmål og svar:
– MEN HVA MED YTRINGSFRIHETEN?
Ytringsfrihet er en bra ting, det betyr at du ikke havner i fengsel for å mene upopulære ting. Men ytringsfriheten forplikter ingen til å stille lokaler for hatprat som dette er. Ved å stille lokaler til rådighet så bidrar man direkte til fascistisk organisering. Det kan man velge å la være med.

En fri og åpen debatt er også et gode, men hatprat er et direkte hinder for en fri og åpen debatt. Det utelukker de som er rammet ikke bare fra å delta i debatten om seg selv, men hindrer dem også aktivt fra å delta i andre debatter. Og akkurat som vi ikke trenger en fri og åpen debatt om hvorvidt jorden er flat eller om den er 6000 år gammel, trenger vi ikke en åpen debatt på rasistiske premisser. De identitæres premiss er at europeisk kultur er truet og den bare kan reddes hvis vi kaster ut alle med ikke-europeisk bakgrunn, det som i praksis vil være etnisk rensing.

– BURDE IKKE ELDORADO FÅ SVARE FOR SEG?
Vi har snakket med dem, men ikke fått svar. Om Eldorado dropper arrangement så dropper vi boikotten.

– HVORFOR PÅSTÅR DERE AT IDENTIÆRE ER FASCISTER OG RASISTER?
En kort sammenligning av klassiske rasistisk ordbruk og identitæres begreper forklarer dette ganske greit:
* Det identitære begrepet “etno-pluralisme”:
Identitære hevder at de er for mangfold og ikke er rasister, men grunnideen om “etno-pluralisme” er at man skal ha etnisk mangfold ved at alle holder seg på samme sted. Eller som klassiske rasister ville sagt det “Ett folk – ett land”, eller “Norge for nordmenn”, eller det sør-afrikanske “apartheid”.
* Begrepet “remigrasjon”:
En fin måte å si at alle innvandrere skal reise hjem igjen på. Som en klassisk rasist ville sagt det “Pakis – go home”
* begrepet “identitær”:
Identitære hevder ofte de ikke er rasister, men de vil forsvare “identiteten til hvite europere” mot muslimer og andre ikke-europiske innvandrere.

Lenker om identitære:
– Sak om Martin Sellner og de identitære i The Economist: http://www.economist.com/news/europe/21709986-france-austria-identitarian-movement-gives-xenophobia-youthful-edge-meet-ib
– “Identitærene kjem” i Humanist: https://humanist.no/2014/11/identitaerane-kjem/


 

The leading Austrian right wing extremist Martin Sellner will be speaking at the Eldorado bookstore in Oslo on saturday the 27th of May. Sellner is the spokesperson for the “Identitäre Bewegung” a neo-fascist movement known as “identitarian” in english. Sellner is a formerly classical neo-nazi, but has now polished his ideas with bigger words and gone from “white power”- rock to slick youtube videos and creative stunts, but below the suface the content ramains the same. The identitarians are often associated with the “Counter-Jihad” movement, the base of Anders Behring Breivik’s ideology.

Eldorado is very familiar with the content of this event, but still think it’s a good idea to let Sellner into their locals. They say they want a “free and open debate”, but how can a debate be free and open when the entire premise is that Europe needs to be ethnically cleansed to be saved. They’ve yet to answer us on this.
We do not want this kind of hate speech and encourage you all to put pressure on Eldorado to stop this event from happening.
-Organizations that have events planned at Eldorado should cancel or move their events away from Eldorado to prevent giving legitimazy to fascist or otherwise right-wing extremist speakers and events.
-Publishers should drop marketing deals and any other direct involvement with Eldorado.
-Booklovers should buy their books elsewhere.

FAQ:

-BUT WHAT ABOUT FREEDOM OF SPEECH?
Freedom of speech is a good thing, it means you won’t be put in jail for having unpopular opinions, but freedom of speech doesn’t mean you can’t be denied a platform to spread hate-speech like in this instance. By giving room for events like this you are directly enabling fascist organizing.
Free and open debate is another good thing, but that and hate speech are inherently incompatible. It’s not only preventing the affected from participating in the actual debate, but also other debates. And just like we don’t need a free and open debate on whether the earth is flat or if it’s 6000 years old, we really don’t need a debate on racist premises. The identitarian’s premise is that the European culture and identity is threatened, and can only be saved by deporting everyone from a non-european background, which in practice would be ethnical cleansing.

– SHOULDN’T ELDORADO GET A CHANCE TO ANSWER?
We have spoken to them, but recieved no answer. If Eldorado drops the event we’ll drop the boycott.

– WHY DO YOU CALL THE IDENTITARIANS RACISTS AND FASCISTS?
A quick comparison between classic racist rethoric and identitarian phrases summarises this pretty easily
* The identitarian phrase is “ethnopluralism”:
Identitarians claim to be pro-diversity and not racists, but their ideology of “ethnopluralism” is based on the idea of a diverse society where everyone stays in the same place and cultures don’t mix, or how classical racists would put it “one people – one country” or “Norway for Norwegians”
Phrase: “remigration”:
A nice way to say that all immigrants should return to their place of origin or like a classic racist would say “go back to where you came from”
* Phrase: “Identitarian”:
Identitarians often claim to be against racism, but their goal is to defend the “identity of white europeans” against muslims and non-europeans.

Links about identitarians:
– The Economist article on Martin Sellner and the identitarians: http://www.economist.com/news/europe/21709986-france-austria-identitarian-movement-gives-xenophobia-youthful-edge-meet-ib


 

يوم السبت الموافق ال٢٧ من مايو سيتحدث احذ زعماء اليمين المتطرف النمساوي مارتن بالمر في مكتبه “الدورادو” في أسلو. و يعتبر بالمر المتحدث الرسمي لحركة” Identitäre Bewegung” ” ، و هي حركه نيو فاشيه  تعرف باسم الإدينتيتاريان, أوidentitarian  بالإنجليزيه. و قد كان بالمر احد مناهضي النيو نازيه في أوروبا، حتي غير من توجهاته و توسع من مفهوم “سيادة البيض” إلي عالم الyoutube  و الحيل الذكيه. و لكن يبقي بالمر تحت هذا الغلاف مؤيدا لنفس الأفكار الفاشيه. و قد تعلقت حركة الأيدنتتاريان بالحركة المناهضة للجهاد الإسلامي، التي أسس عليها أندريس بهرينج بريفيك أيديولوجيته.

ورغم إدراك إالدورادو بمحتوي كلمه بالمر، إلا انهم يعتقدون ان ضمه لصفوفهم فكره سديده. و رغم انهم يزعمون انهم يطمحون  في حوار “حر و مفتوح”، فكيف لحوار ان يكون حرا أو مفتوحا إذا بني علي حتميه الإبادة العرقية لغير الآريين في أوروبا. لهذا السؤال لم نجد رد.

نحن نطالب بمنع ذلك النمط من الكراهيه الفكريه و نحثكم علي الضغط عي مكتبه إلدورادو لإيقاف الحدث.

– علي الشركات التي نظمت احداثها في إلدورادو ان تلغي الأحداث أو ان تغير من مكانها. وهذا  لسحب الشرعية من الفاشيين و المنتمين لليمين المتطرف.

-علي الناشريين مقاطعة المكتبة و إيقاف صفقات الدعاية و قطع أي صله بالمكتبة.

-علي محبي الكتب شراء النصوص من مكتبات أخرى.

أسئلة:

= و لكن ماذا عن حرية التعبير؟

حرية التعبير شئ مهم، وهي  تحمي أصحاب الأفكار غير التقليدية من السجن. و لكن تلك لحريه لا تعني انه ليس من الممكن سحب منبر لنشر الكراهية ضد قطاع من الناس كما في حاله بالمر. السماح لهذه المناسبات بالحدوث هو سماح وتمكين للفكر الفاشي.

الحوار الحر و المفتوح شيء آخر مهم، و لكنه يتعارض موضوعيا مع الحوار المناهض للكراهيه. فهو مبني على منع القطاع المتأثر من الحوار من المشاركة في الحوار نفسه، ومن  المحاورة بشكل عام! وبما  أننا لا نحتاج الى حوار عن بيضوية الأرض، أو عن عمر الأرض، فنحن أيضا لا نحتاج الي حوار علي أسس عنصريه. فأنصار حركة الإيدينتتاريان يعتقدون أن الثقافة الأوروبية تحت التهديد وأن  الطريقة الوحيدة لإنقاذها هي ترحيل كل الغير أوروبيين، و هو ما يعتبر ممارسة عملية للتطهير العرقي.

=وماذا عن حق إالدورادو في الرد

لقد راسلنا الدورادو عدة مرات ولم  يردوا. إذا قرروا الغاء الحدث سنلغي المقاطعة.

=ولكن لما تتهمون حركة الأيدنتتاريان بالعنصرية و الفاشية؟

مقارنه سريعة بين الخطاب التقليدي العنصري و خطاب الأيدنتتاريان الحالي سيوضح الصورة تماما.

الخطاب الإيدنتتاري هو شموليه عرقيه:

الإيدنتتاريين يزعمون دعمهم لتعدد الأعراق و لكن أيديولوجيتهم تعتمد علي أساس مجتمعي حيث لا تختلط الأعراق و حيث يلتزم كل عرق ببلد موطن وحيد. وهو ما يسميه العنصريين التقليديين ” وطن واحد.. لشعب واحد” أو بشعارات ك”النرويج للنروجيين”

مصطلح “إعاده التهجير”:

هو طريقه أقل حده للمطالبة بإعادة المهاجرين و اللاجئين الى مواطنهم. أو كما يقال في الخطاب العنصري التقليدي “عودوا مما جئتم”.

مصطلح “الأيدنتتاريان”

تزعم حركه الأيدنتتاريان انها غير عنصريه، و لكن هدفها المعلن الدفاع عن الهويه الأوروبيه البيضاء في وجه المسلمين و غير الأوروبيين.

روابط عن حركة الأيدنتتاريان

مقال في ال Ecnonomist عن الحركه:

http://www.economist.com/news/europe/21709986-france-austria-identitarian-movement-gives-xenophobia-youthful-edge-meet-ib

ZINE MAKING WORKSHOP OSLO

May 11th, 2017 by Nica
come make a zine together, talk about why we make zines, put some typewriters back in use, fix them, listen to punk, complain about the world, draw, write some stupid dark poetry and make some new friends.
refreshments available
bring typewriters! broken ones as well, we can fix them. bring old toothbrushes for cleaning.
old magazines, brochures, maps etc for collages………….
brought to you by amsterdam based –diy workshop–

 

Photo exhibition: Decay in Amsterdam

April 24th, 2017 by Nica

A series of photos of decayed houses in Amsterdam, made by Renzo Gerritsen.

http://www.rg-fotografie.com/

We want to raise awareness about alternative solutions to housing shortage and decaying of our historical buildings and monuments. The tourist industry is rapidly burying Amsterdam’s lesser profiled history and cultures; we want to invite you to come celebrate the squatting culture, as it has been a great foundation of what makes our city so interesting today.

Talk by Rianne de Beer Saturday 5pm:

Understanding value of cultural heritage

It is challenging to dictate value of cultural heritage on shared grounds. The significance of value in cultural heritage is grown, composed and forced by a complex system that seems to change its rules with every attempt to describe it. How can cultural value form a voice without exclusion? And how can the cultural voice of value be articulated vs. monetary value depicting personal property? If we want to preserve cultural heritage, whose value is it that we want to preserve? The discourse on these issues will be assessed and unveiled for debate during this event.

Rianne de Beer has a bachelor degree in cultural studies with a minor in restoration and conservation of cultural heritage. She is an assistant conservator of historical archives and paper objects and is concerned with archives from early colonialism to modern warfare.

Our Plans <3

diy workshop: SEWING and SCREEN PRINTING

March 10th, 2017 by Nica

for more info, email: diyworkshop(at)riseup.net

IWOC Benefit/Screen Printing

December 1st, 2016 by Nica

Benefit and screening: Climbing Walls Making Bridges

September 9th, 2016 by Nica

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Saturday, September 24th. Benefit and screening of documentary: Climbing Walls, Making Bridges: Capoeira, Parkour and Becoming Oneself in Turin (documentary, 32 mins.). Screening followed by Q&A with cast and crew. Doors and bar open at 7pm. Screening at 8pm.

“Climbing Walls, Making Bridges”is a thirty-two minute collective narrative. The story-tellers are eight young men who practice capoeira and parkour in the public spaces of Turin (Italy), and who narrate the city through their voices, eyes and movements. The project started as a “creative” instrument of ethnographic research, and evolved into an opportunity for co-constructing a participated narration, which involved a total of eleven people (eight participants, and three producers) for eighteen months of work. This narrative articulates several individual stories that cannot be separated from their social, political, and historical context, and through these stories, it addresses migration, belonging and the daily negotiation of meaning and identity in multicultural/super-diverse societies. These issues affect deeply each one of the participants’ daily lives, and regards everyone: citizens, activists, and cultural workers alike. Far from providing answers, theories or models to complex and crucial issues, this documentary instead aims to provide meaningful questions, and the possibility to highlight some of the (in)visible negotiations of self, place and belonging that are enacted daily in our urban spaces.

Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T3zG7CDKwjY

Info and support:  [www.facebook.com/Climbing-Walls-Making-Bridges-1637701486495065/]

YOGA

September 1st, 2016 by Nica

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spinhuis.org address: Singel 165A Amsterdam

Spinhuis is Back \ 5 Bands \ Punk Show

August 2nd, 2016 by Nica

**SPINHUIS IS BACK**
The only good system is a PA system \ Benefit party (5 euros)
At the pirate dungeon in the canal under the bridge.
You can piss in a toilet now.

GEWOON FUCKING RAGGEN (nl)

DISCURE (at)

PRISONER 639 (uk/be)

DIGOU (fr)

PARALYMPICS (nl)

 

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