28 April, 12.00–29 April, 18.00 2023


Huisje, Boompje, Beestje (D.A.F.O.N.T.)

Day 1: Huisje, Boompje, Beestje with Glenda Martinus

In this rare masterclass, retired teacher and artist Glenda Martinus teaches participants a thing or two about painting with Microsoft Word. Martinus shares tips, tricks, and secrets on how to use this software to its unexpected potential as a drawing tool. Participants learn how to draw three basic objects—a house, a tree, and an animal—in a seemingly innocent exercise that perhaps contains more layered social commentary. Drawing the worlds we desire does not require expensive tools or education, simply a curiosity to understand how the monster’s tools can topple the house of the master.

Day 2: (D.A.F.O.N.T.) with Jeanine van Berkel



For fonts

Overlooked, Otherness

Needs a Nice Natural Nuanced


According to current modernist design education, the popular font catalog dafont.com is not a valuable or professional place to find typography. But it is where many people, with a limited knowledge of what is “good” design, find the letters they use to write and celebrate and study and go about the business of everyday life. In this training, participants throw out the idea that nostalgia, joy, lack of education, color, feelings, and fun are not acceptable. We have the G.U.T.S. to honor our true pleasures, despite their lack of representation in the canon. We write acronyms that make us laugh and do design that makes them cringe. We talk about the things that give us pain in the education we are receiving that tells us our pleasure has no place in “civilized” contexts. Oh, and we make a poster.


28–29 April 2023

12:00–18:00 hrs


Collective vegan lunch, 12–13 hrs. Meal included in the enrollment fee. The abundance and variety of the menu depends on the luck of the b.ASIC a.CTIVIST k.ITCHEN’s dumpster dive.


Registration for both days is required.

Trainer’s Notes

During Glenda’s workshop wearing a face mask will be required.

If possible, bring a laptop equipped with a working copy of Microsoft Word and a computer mouse. Recommended version is MS Word 97, but any version works. If you lack the software requirement, contact communityportal@bakonline.org for assistance.

Suggestions from the archive


10 May, 12.00–12 May, 18.00 2023

Complaint Making: Setting Up Conflict-Positive Spaces for Community Building Praxis

Vishnu would like to share feminist governance tools (FGT) focused on three of many tiers in community building praxis. FGT is based on the values of equity with an emphasis on creating psychologically safe environments, drawing on the use of consent. Decision-making processes, setting up conflict-positive spaces, and complaint-making as diversity work will form the body of this three-day training. Rooted in Vishnu’s autho-ethnographic practice, this work will explore the power dynamics that impact decision-making processes.


10 May, 12.00–12 May, 18.00 2023

The Diamond Mind II

In this dance training, the people will use a one-minute film of their own movement as material for a booklet—a sixteen page signature—that distributes their presence, their gesture, as an act of EQ. 


3 May, 12.00–4 May, 18.00 2023

Too Late To Say Sorry? 

A bad apology can ruin a friendship, destroy a community, or end a career. In this workshop, we will investigate the impact of apologies on our relationships and our worlds. Why and how do we make apologies? What can giving and receiving apologies teach us about values and integrity? Should you apologize for something you don’t really feel sorry for? We will explore conflict and how we like to be in conflict with others. We will dive into our own boundaries. We will seek to understand how honoring limits becomes an act of building (or freeing) better worlds capable of holding so many, many more of us.


22 April, 11.00–23 April, 17.00 2023

Ultrastudio XXL

Ultrastudio investigates the act of publishing as a technique to build more habitable communities. It is convened by the BookBinding Workshop of Gerrit Rietveld Academie and Sandberg Instituut, Amsterdam (designers Miquel Hervás Gómez and Ott Metusala) together with cultural worker and housing rights advocate Lila Athanasiadou.