Serie

2 March 2019, 00.00

BAK, basis voor…

  • BAK, basis voor New Women Connectors, gathering on 2 March 2019, photo: Rob Godfried

  • BAK, basis voor New Women Connectors, gathering on 2 March 2019, photo: Rob Godfried

In the series BAK, basis voor…, BAK joins forces with other organizations in addressing shared urgencies and developing propositions for “being together otherwise.” The series was conceived as part of the project Trainings for the Not-Yet, organized by artist Jeanne van Heeswijk and BAK from 14 September 2019–12 January 2020. Trainings for the Not-Yet consists of an exhibition as a series of “community learnings,” performative workshops, artworks, learning objects, and conversations. In the framework of this project, intensive collaborations with (inter)national artists, theorists, and activists take place, as well as collaborations with initiatives and communities based (mainly) in Utrecht.

As part of the series BAK, basis voor…, BAK currently collaborates with Extinction Rebellion Utrecht, New Women Connectors, De Voorkamer, Utrecht and Welkom in Utrecht. 

Upcoming Program
1-2 February 2019
2.Dh5 festival: ‘Defeating Dystopia?’

BAK, basis voor New Women Connectors

2 March 2019
Utrecht for Her: Voices of New Women

12 April 2019
Let’s Mobilize for a Europe We Want: Voices of New Women

BAK, basis voor Yallah Sabaya
Yallah Sabaya (“Come, ladies! Enjoy yourselves!” in Arabic) is a special evening just for women, an evening where dance and music connect women from around the world. All women, from every country or culture, are welcome to meet, chat, and dance. Yallah Sabaya is initiated in 2018 by De Voorkamer, Utrecht en Welkom in Utrecht, Utrecht.

21 June 2019
Yallah Sabaya

27 September 2019
Yallah Sabaya

20 December 2019
Yallah Sabaya

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