Archive for the ‘Workshops’ Category

OverVal Block Party!

Sunday, September 6th, 2015

Join us at Overval’s all day block party to celebrate squatting and alternative community spaces.
Help resist gentrification!

***Geen hotel maar woningen***

eviction date: MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 14th 2015


Starting from 8 am: try to be there as early as possible!!!
Breakfast by Guerilla Kitchen and Free coffee and tea.
If it all goes well we go on with the program:
Games, Music, Workshop, Talks and more.
(It will all take place outside)

*Prins Hendrikkade 138/139*

OverVal Block Party!

-Food by Guerilla Kitchen


-DIY Workshop Bike Repair

-Free coffee and tea

-Free Shop Garage Sale

more TBA

Arabic August

Sunday, July 19th, 2015


03, Monday (7-9h)
09, Sunday (3-6h)
17, Monday (7-9h)
24, Monday (7-9h)
31, Monday (7-9h)

Jul. 24-26: FluffFest Fanzine Tent

Tuesday, June 9th, 2015

at FluffFest

A zine library/exhibition/workshop space where we can chill and read some old and new fanzines.
Bring your own zine to share with others or make one at the tent!
We will have zine making tools, a typewriter and lots of inspiration all around.

This year we will bring back the Fluff Fanzine!
You can come to the Fanzine Tent to contribute a page,
and Sunday we will wrap it up and share.

There will also be patches and sewing stuff, so you can sew them on right away.
See you all there!

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Jul. 18-19: A gathering of NOMADS

Monday, June 1st, 2015


The first edition of NOMADS Gathering will take place at The Vondelbunker Amsterdam on JULY 18 & 19, one of what we hope will be many worldwide regular gatherings,where you will be able to meet the broad nomadic community and share with them a couple of days in your long road. It is a totally volunteer-organized event, for which we need help from all people who want to join in to make this happening even greater. This event is supported by the local collective Schijnheilig .

Have you ever thought how cool it would be to come to one of those bonfires, after a long road, and just sit and listen to the stories of all travelers? Just like old times, when wanderers and nomads would roam the roads guided by the sun, to stop right there where the night befell them.

Well, that’s what we’re doing here! A space where all NOMADS can learn and improve most skills needed on the road, by gathering “experts” to present their experiences and holding workshops. There’ll be local and travelling artists performing, evenings for socializing, and loads of tips for Nomadic life. There will be everything you can think of, and if we haven’t thought of it, feel free to do it yourself.


All info is on

Workshops, Talks, Discussions

“Alternative travels, Free, and Off-the-grid Living” : stories from those that have plugged out and done things differently.
“Hitch-hiking”: anecdotes, stories and tips from those that have done it for years, sometimes across continents.
“Female Solo Travel”: parallel session for women, story and tips sharing.
“Digital Nomads, Bloggers and other Online ways of supporting yourself”: your office just a laptop, your backdrop a beautiful view: how do they do it?
“Camping, wildcamping, resource sharing for accomodation”: sleeping free/cheap around the world, the possibilities are endless.
“Boaters and Bikers, Cyclists and Walkers”: stories from those that have have decided not to travel as a passenger.
“Organizing grassroots gatherings”: free festivals, gatherings, underground events: how do they work?

“Reclaiming Spaces”: what is squatting? stories from local Amsterdammers, and beyond.
“Reclaiming Food Waste”: on both days, Guerilla Kitchen Amsterdam will take out people to “free” food, and teach how to set this sort of project up yourself. After that cook it and eat it, of course!

Crafts & Arts
Pimp your backpack, learn to crochet handy things for the road, use a typewriter to make a (travel) fanzine or write a letter to someone, learn how to use a sewing machine and sow a patch on the spot… Yarnbombing , DIY Workshop Amsterdam and Typewriter Society will help.
The talented Julia Kiryanova will sketch portraits of all you beautiful people.
Spaces for more stands available.


Free/Swap corner: leave what you don’t need and take what you might.
Book and fanzine stand from travellers.
A Human Library: in the form of a noticeboard and guestbook. We will map out where in the world the cool spots are, and connect with the good people there.

Music, Arts, Performances

Shireen is a local activist and creative, she plays “Crisis Folk”: songs about changing politics, travelling, off the grid living, and love. A real treat, listen.

Bucket Boyz and Zibabu: these 3 guys have boat-hitched across oceans, squatted and protested, and have been living in the streets and in alternative communities for years. During the festival they will perform and tell their stories.

+more TBC!

Come back in July for the FULL Day-by-day PROGRAM!

Jul. 9-12: Queeristan

Monday, June 1st, 2015


Queeristan is a DIY festival about exploring and countering the normative workings of gender, sexuality and identity in an autonomous space that avoids capitalism, commercialisation, heteronormativity, racism, sexism and transphobia.

This year’s festival will focus on Racism, Feminism and Trans* issues. We want you to share your story.

There will be a vegan snack bar during the festival and Dinner from 18:00.

The full programme is now up on


Eerste Schinkelstraat 14-16
1075 TX Amsterdam

Amstelveenseweg 134,
1075 Amsterdam

Tram information for wheelchair users:

Jun. 7: Upcycle Workshop #2

Monday, June 1st, 2015


[Excerpt from Agazine #2]

“Industrialization (…) enabled the gradual participation of all classes of society in the fashion scene.
However, the dictates of haute couture still dominated…”
Create your own, non-industrialized, fashion style by swapping, upgrading, repairing and creating your own clothes/furniture/accessories.
We have enough already, there is no need to consume!

June 7th, 14:00-17:30 @ Occii

A workshop for everybody who feels a kick to make something special out of waste or stuff with which you have a special connection…
Think of small furniture, clothes, utensils, artifacts, stuff you don’t want to throw away but deserves a second life or a total make-over.
We are ready to help you make your concepts come true!
Take from home 3 items max. and use our tools and skills to make something unique.
You can use sewing machines, tools, extensions, decorations, paint, give away shop items, and many more things to pimp and transform your favorite stuff into an extraordinary product to take home after or swap at the spot…
Bring your friends and fantasy.

Offered by the swap-partycrew: Aga Flo, Mirna DIY, Michalis Weggeefwinkel, and Eri Kinderpret/ -this is not a kids workshop…- but bigger kids can try.








































Jun 7: Typewriter Society #5

Monday, June 1st, 2015



As usual, Typewriters for sale, typing, zine making, sewing, therapy letters, solidarity letters and beyond.

HOWEVER, this time it will be at OCCII in collaboration with the Upcycle Workshop#2!




May 19: DIY Workshop: Bee-friendly Seedbombs

Saturday, May 2nd, 2015

Learn or teach how to make seedbombs – small balls made up of a clay, compost soil and seeds!

This time we will focus on choosing seeds of bee-friendly plants.

After we are done with seedbombs, there will be a short movie screening about the importance of seeds – SEEDS OF FREEDOM

Come and join us any time and feel free to learn or teach, discuss, have a drink, watch a movie…

No entrance fee – donations for materials, drinks, snacks are welcome!

What material will we use?
If you have some seeds that we could use, bring them!
Let’s choose our seeds carefully (bee-friendly, native plants, not GM…)
And feel free to share your knowledge on which plants are good option and what are the best areas to do seedbombing!
If you have some spare compost soil, you can bring it.
We will use red powdered clay. Of course local clay is the best option. If you have it, you can bring it and share it with us.
Honeybees are disappearing drastically around the world. And the impact honeybees have on the human population and the environment is far more crucial than we may think. They facilitate pollination for most plant life. Most of the food you consume is available because of bees.

Why bees are disappearing:

There is hope. By planting bee-friendly native plants we provide diversity and food for the bees!
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May. 9-10: Alerta Alerta Festival

Saturday, May 2nd, 2015

DIY Workshop: Bass and Guitar repair, Saturday, May 9th
DIY Patch Sewing, May 9th and 10th

during Alerta Alerta Festival @ OCCII!




May 9: Seed/plant exchange & Lecture

Saturday, May 2nd, 2015

2015 -International year of Soils

14: 00 Seed and plant exchange.

15:00 Lecture by Primož Turnšek on micro organisms in the soil and how to improve the health of your soil.

15: 45 Workshop for children.




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▲ Izmenjava Sadik (in semen)
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Kako? Zelo preprosto – na kraj dogodka prinesite aktualne sadike, ki bi jih radi zamenjali s tistimi, ki jih še nimate. Sadike (ali semena) naj bodo domačih, avtohtonih sort zelenjadnic, sadnega drevja, zelišč, začimb ipd. Po potrebi in zaželjeno je, da jih tudi označite – dopišete leto, sorto, kraj kjer je seme zorelo.
Na izmenjavi sadik se sadik (in semen) ne prodaja! Če svojih sadik nimate, se potrudite, da jih tako ali drugače dobite – lahko si jih npr. izposodite. Možnosti je dandanes veliko, če ste doma tudi v virtualnem svetu pa še več (namig: blogi, fb skupine ipd, kjer se menja in izposoja semena)

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▲ Predavanje o življenju v tleh in o izboljšavi prsti
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Primož Turnšek je mikrobiolog in permakulturni učitelj, njegova največja strast je razumevanje narave. Znanje mikrobiologije združuje s permakulturo in ga poizkuša tudi praktično uporabiti. Na svojem predavanju (na katerem boste lahko tudi kaj vprašali) bo predstavil življenje v tleh, kakšen je njegov pomen za rodovitnost in kaj lahko naredimo, da to življenje vzpodbudimo tudi v lastnem vrtu. Zaupal nam bo tudi nekaj receptov čarobnih zvarkov polnih življenja, kot je npr. bokaši, povedal nam bo kako lahko doma gojimo mikorizne glive in kaj je to korejsko naravno kmetovanje.

Podružnica se s tem predavanje pridružuje mednarodni iniciativi za ohranjanje tal in seveda Mednarodnemu letu tal 2o15.
#SoilSupporter #IPD2015 #IYS2015

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▲ Mednarodno leto tal 2015
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Združeni narodi so 20. decembra 2013 na svojem 68. zasedanju razglasili leto 2015 za Mednarodno leto tal.

Srečujemo se z naraščanjem svetovnega prebivalstva, s tem pa tudi potreb po naravnih virih. Po drugi strani so posledice klimatskih sprememb hude. Dezertifikacija je izraz, ki zajema mnoge vrste degradacij, ki so neposredno povezane s tlemi. Erozije, zaslanjanje, suše, pozidave…. in mnogi drugi procesi in njihove posledice zmanjšujejo ali uničujejo tla, s tem pa tudi možnosti za življenje na kopnem. Hrana je le del ‘te zgodbe’. Tla so v središču vseh okoljskih procesov. Čiščenje voda, skladiščenje ogljika, kroženje snovi in energije, so habitat z izjemno biotsko pestrostjo. Tla so bistven del okolja. Degradacija tal je degradacija okolja. Tla so bila v preteklosti zapostavljena. Spoznanja o njihovem pomenu se širše uveljavljajo šele v zadnjih letih. Pomembno je, da spoznanja o pomenu tal spremenijo naša ravnanja in jih usmerijo v boljše varovanje in trajnostno gospodarjenje s tem naravnim virom.

Osnovni namen aktivnosti v okviru Mednarodnega leta tal je osveščanje, ki naj bi pripeljalo v boljšemu ravnanju s tlemi.

Aktivnosti pod okrijlem FAO izvaja Global Soil Partnership (GSP) – prostovoljno združenje vladnih, nevladnih in strokovnih organizacij, ki si prizadeva za ohranjanje zdravih in produktivnih tal.

(tekst – vir: Pedološko društvo Slovenije |

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▲ Kača Kačurda in čarobni podzemni svet | Delavnica za otroke
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Radovedna Kača Kačurda si tudi tokrat ni dala miru, padla je v krtino in se znašla čisto sama v temi… Tako je sprva mislila, a kaj kmalu je ugotovila, da temu ni tako. Kar naenkrat je okrog nje začelo vse gomazeti in majhen navihan glasek jo je pozdravil ”Kačrda kaj pa ti tukaj delaš…”

Z otroci bomo raziskovali življenje v prsti. Dragi starši, vaše otroke bomo fajn umazali s spomladansko migetajočo prstjo!

Delavnico za otroke vodi akademska kiparka Ana Žerjal, včasih ji bo na pomoč priskočila Maja, ki bo krotila deževnike.

Podružnica se s to delavnico pridružuje mednarodni iniciativi za ohranjanje tal in seveda Mednarodnemu letu tal 2o15.
#SoilSupporter #IPD2015 #IYS2015

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