Posts Tagged ‘Events’

Reciklaonica:: 5 godina otpora :: b-day party

Monday, February 8th, 2016

These are the times when squats and autonomous spaces all around the world are experiencing a big fall due to governmental opression, strict housing laws, fascist attacks, lower and lower number of people who still have the passion and interest for this form of the struggle – so it’s of a huge importance to participate and support on your local level!

Reciklaonica is a political squat and collective based in Zagreb. Aside from it being a home for dozens of people, dogs and cats, it also gave birth to projects such as a bar/club, rehersal room, tool workshop, bike workshop, Free shop, anarcha infoshop, antifa gym, diy screeen printing lab, a permacultural garden etc. which all function on principals of solidarity without which this (or any) squat/project wouldn’t exist.

On February 11th we’ll be celebrating the 5th year of our existence:) and it wouldn’t be possible without our friends from all around the world who helped in keeping this place alive! *the part when we get all emotional haha*

We want to invite you to participate in Reciklaonica with your heart, with your skills, with your ideas… the same as we want to motivate you to squat&create something in your area.

WE WANT TO WELCOME YOU TO OUR B-DAY PARTY ON 13TH OF FEBRUARY which can also be a meeting point for some further actions. (and partyhardin’)
See ya!
Reciklaonica collective

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Feb. 20: Jaka Bolič expo//Closing party

Friday, January 8th, 2016


Your last opportunity to see Jaka’s book/movie related drawings at the Basement.

We will have cocktails and vegan pancakes as usual.

February 20 @ 4:00 pm – 9:00 pm
The Basement, jodenbreestraat 24
Amsterdam, Netherlands

more info click here.

Feb. 13: Sex toys workshop

Friday, January 8th, 2016


A Valentine’s day Special of the sewing cafe.
Come with your significant other, or make a present for them or for yourself. There is no better place to be the day before Valentine’s day. Get inspired and learn about cheap/upcycled alternatives to leather!

February 13 @ 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm
The Basement, jodenbreestraat 24
Amsterdam, Netherlands

Dec. 21: Film presentation on Brazil’s social politics

Thursday, December 17th, 2015


Screening of three different documentary programs that show the current political and social situation in Brazil.

Het Spinhuis
Singel 165a, 1012 VK Amesterdão

19:00 – Soup
20:00 – Films/Debate

by Doctela (24 min)

“Who killed Eloá?” is a critical analysis of the spectacularization of violence and television’s approach in cases of violence against women, revealing one of the reasons why Brazil has the fifth highest rate of murders of women in the world.
In 2009, Lindemberg Alves, 22 years old, broke into the apartment of his ex-girlfriend Eloá Pimentel, 15 years old, with a gun, keeping her hostage for five days. The crime was widely broadcast by TV channels that vied for audience attention exploiting the ‘pain of love’ of Lindemberg and covered the kidnapping as if it was a live soap opera.

by Alice Dalgalarrondo (24 min)

In the words of Bishop Macedo in his book Power Plan, God has a political plan for the faithful of the UCKG (Universal Church of the Kingdom of God) and for its evangelical allies: to rule Brazil. This project intend to depict Brazil in 2030.Starting from the idea of a dystopian future given by the fateful unfolding on the current political power framework that the Evangelical Church plays at the moment, the video, created with found footage of real absurdities, tells the history of the ES (former Brazil) and how the power plan, devised by Bishop Macedo, came to materialize.

by Jornalistas Livres (10 min)

In 2015, the government of the brazilian state of São Paulo imposed a new measure to the education system, planning to shut down 94 schools and split the education levels (elementary, middle and high school) in another 800, affecting about 300 thousand children. Students protested, but with no visibility to their cause they begun the occupying movement that changed the education experience and raised political consciousness.

Sewing Cafe @Basement

Sunday, November 8th, 2015

Saturdays – 14-18h

There we are again! Some unfinished projects? Reparations, plans for new things? Come to the basement and use our skills and sewing machines! Bring your project and scissors, pins and needed stuff and use the space to make your dreams come true!

bell hooks reading group

Wednesday, October 28th, 2015

Wednesday, Dec. 16th, 2015 / 18-20h


The last bell hooks reading group meeting of the year!

**Bring some thoughts written down to make a Zine**
Bring some texts to print/type. Photo Ideas; we have a printer available.
If you cannot attend, but would like to submit a text/photo for the zine just send it to me here! (

For this meeting we are reading the 4th chapter of:

-Feminist Theory from margin to center (PDF here

or as much as you want of:

-Feminism is for everybody (PDF Here


-Some bell hooks talk/lecture/Interview of your choice.

all of the material is available at
See you then!

Jodenbreestraat 24, Amsterdam

Typewriter Society

Wednesday, October 28th, 2015

Wednesdays (2-6h) at The Basement

Come check out our Digital Zine Archive.

Print the ones you are interested in.

You can come use typewriters to make your own zine,

and add it to the archive.

Or help us translate zines.


You can sell, buy, fix and use typewriters with us.

by Thoughts and Tools

Jodenbreestraat 24, Amsterdam


Sep. 27: Sewing Cafe #3

Monday, September 21st, 2015


Learn or teach how to sew or crochet. You can bring old clothes for repair, upgrades or exchange! By learning how to do things ourselves we can consume less and upcycle materials available around us.

Every 4th Sunday of the month we will meet at Basta and make our creative thoughts come true by reusing materials that we find around us using all kinds of tools or so called ultimate weapons against the fashion industry.

Come by any time between 2 and 8pm and join the fun!

You can bring your own tools and materials. If you don’t have it that’s ok, we have some to share (such as sewing machine, sewing tools, crocheting needles, yarn, fabrics etc.)

There will be at least one sewing machine (maybe two) ready to use.

You can bring old clothes for an exchange, repair, upgrades and so on (so many options). This time there will be some clothes available for exchange.

Let’s share our thoughts and skills and inspire each other in fabric creation.

There will be tea, coffee and some snacks.

No entrance fee – We happily accept donations for materials, snacks and drink

Plastic-free VEGGIES BAGS- DIY-workshop ♡

Tuesday, September 15th, 2015


Bananas are not happy in a plastic bag 🙁 Three hundered plastic bags are used per year on average. Lots of them are used during veggie shopping.

Fruits & veggies are heaps more happy in cotton re-usable bags 🙂 Ladies and gents, let’s get crafty for the Greater Good and produce some planet friendly VEGGIE BAGS, by re-cycling fabrics.

Plastic-Free Tuesday organizes together with DIY Workshop Amsterdam a sewing cafe at September 19th at The Basement to make some Veggie Bags to give out in local markets or vegetable stores!

1. We have got the sewing machines! What you could bring is your old fabrics à light fabrics are the best. Old curtains for example! Ask your granny’s!

2. We can learn from each other! Never worked with a sewing machine before but wanna know-how? Awesome! This is your chance. We’d love to exchange our sewing skills with you.

The Basement

Jodenbreestraat 24, 1011 NK Amesterdão1504209_1646878998893466_2560902408681812325_o

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

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