Over the last fifty years, quite a number of Free Cultural Spaces (FCS) have been created, developed, spatially embedded and administratively tolerated. The presence of FCS makes the existence of the political and administrative system an environment in which it is more pleasant to be human, regardless of where in the world. FCS-initiatives have always […]
To: firstname.lastname@example.org Amsterdam, 19-08-2019 Dear friends, We hereby invite you to participate in the Eighth Transnational Futurological Symposium on Free Cultural Spaces on 13, 14 and 15 September 2019, which will take place in Amsterdam at Nieuw en Meer, Ruigoord and Vrij Paleis. After three symposia at Ruigoord (NL) and others in […]
Venturing into the lesser known… With Gonzo magazine’s, Alan Dearling Four days of talks, films, fire, fun, music, theatre and festi activities at the last major non-legalised squat, ADM, in Amsterdam’s Westport Squatters first moved into the ‘contested’ derelict, old shipbuilding area of Amsterdamsche Droogdok Maatschappij (ADM, aka, the Amsterdam Drydock Company) something like 27 […]
Pretty Vacant – A Manifesto on Free Cultural Spaces At the end of the 7th Futurologic Symposium on Free Cultural Spaces, ADM, Amsterdam, October 2017, we issued a ‘Pretty Vacant’ Manifesto in praise of the extremely diverse range of Free Cultural Spaces around the world. An invitation for all people to support the adventurous exploratories that […]
Seventh Transnational FUTUROLOGIC SYMPOSIUM FREE CULTURAL SPACE ON ADM By: Aja Waalwijk After three annual recurring symposia in Ruigoord and three in Boom-Land in Portugal, Christiania in Denmark and the Republic of Uzupis in Lithuania, the initiators again focus on Amsterdam. Selected this time is the ADM in Westpoort, one of the few pearls of […]
Here’s the link to the article at the Baltic Worlds’ site: balticworlds.com/giving-meaning-to-abandoned-buildings/
Here’s the video – it’s rough and ready and personal from Alan Dearling – but he hopes it captures some of our adventures in Uzupis Free Republic in Vilnius, Lithuania. June 2016. Much help from Alis the potter and TV film-maker. And thanks and respect to the musicians and photographers for their help.
Come share the trip with Alan Dearling! Still a Utopian! I’m still a digger and dreamer. Meaning, I like to contribute my five-penneth worth of passion and enthusiasm to the communal efforts of others, to help make the big, bad World just a little bit better. A bit greener (celebrating the efforts of the original […]