BAK basis voor

1 February, 09.30–2 February, 18.00 2020

2.Dh5 Festival – Defeating Dystopia?

BAK, basis voor 2.Dh5

The fourteenth edition of the yearly 2.Dh5 festival is coming to BAK, basis voor actuele kunst, Utrecht on 1-2 February 2020, with the theme “Defeating Dystopia?” The festival is focused on grass-roots campaigns, tactics and methods geared towards a society based on freedom and solidarity. 

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View the full program below


 

The festival takes as a starting point the increasing disintegration of today’s society, caused by ecological, economic, and social crises, as well as the extreme right and techno-dystopian reactions to these developments. For the oppressed and exploited the current reality is already a dystopia. Does this realization mean one should toss aside the hope for a free and caring world? Or should one look for sources of hope in struggle, resistance, and utopian projects worldwide?

Defeating Dystopia? consists of workshops, discussions, and talks on these questions, as well as several dozen activities focusing on strategies and in depth explorations drawing on feminism, queerness, anti-racism, anti-fascism, decolonization, anti-militarism, international solidarity, climate/ecology, labor & class struggles, migration/no-border, internet freedom/privacy, right to the city/gentrification, and all their intersections.

The festival is self-convened by 2.Dh5 and hosted at BAK. It is part of the program series BAK, basis voor…, in which BAK join forces with other organizations in addressing shared urgencies and developing propositions for a future of “being together otherwise.”

Program 1-2 February (saturday & sunday)

Saturday
Sat 1 Feb: 09:45 – 09:55

Opening 2.Dh5
2.Dh5, BAK, basis voor actuele kunst

Sat 1 Feb: 10:00 – 11:15
Anti-racisme
Fatima Faid (Stadspartij Den Haag)

Sat 1 Feb: 10:00 – 11:15
Autonoom vastgoed
Cooperatief vastgoed

Sat 1 Feb: 10:00 – 11:15
Desert (Anonymous) discussie
2.Dh5

Sat 1 Feb: 11:30 – 13:00
Does the future have to be incorporated?
Laura Horn

Sat 1 Feb: 11:30 – 13:00
Onderzoek als basis voor actie
Mark, Bas van Beek (PAJ)

Sat 1 Feb: 11:30 – 13:00
Bloed aan de Muur: Utopia aan het Spui?
Bloed aan de Muur

Sat 1 Feb: 14:00 – 15:15
Data-mining the far-right
PUSCII

Sat 1 Feb: 14:00 – 15:15
Feminist and intersectional takes on the climate crisis
Karijn van den Berg, Diederick van den Ende (Queers4Climate NL), Fleur (Code Rood), Dominique Just

Sat 1 Feb: 14:00 – 15:15
Building a Transportation Commons: The Carry Goods Network
Sustainable Transport Collectives

Sat 1 Feb: 15:30 – 16:15
Surveillance capitalism and the future of data activism
Stefania Milan (UvA, DATACTIVE, Algorithm Exposed)

Sat 1 Feb: 15:30 – 16:15
Fossil Free Culture: Disobedient Art How To
Fossil Free Culture NL

Sat 1 Feb: 15:30 – 16:15
Support and Recovery: Heftige ervaringen en tools voor herstel
Support & Recovery

Sat 1 Feb: 17:00 – 18:15
De dystopische controlestaat en `verwarde personen`
Karlijn (Spreekuur 89 / Mad Pride)

Sat 1 Feb: 17:00 – 18:15
After denial: Right wing answers to climate change
Skit

Sat 1 Feb: 17:00 – 18:15
Art, Joy and Utopian Imagination
Fossil Free Culture NL

Sat 1 Feb: 18:30 – zo 2 feb : 03:00
Poison Paradise Party (ACU)
Marikit, MC Mustaj, Joke Kaviaar, Dis-graCe & DisComFort, Deadwave Radio

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Sunday
Sun 2 Feb: 10:00 – 11:15

Dennis Bos: De Rode Familie? Strijdbaarheid en erfelijkheid
Dennis Bos (Historicus, Universiteit Leiden)

Sun 2 Feb: 11:30 – 13:00
Lessons from Rojava
Defend Rojava

Sun 2 Feb: 11:30 – 13:00
Praktisch perswerk
CODE ROOD, Mark

Sun 2 Feb: 11:30 – 13:00
Reflecting on Extinction Rebellion
2.Dh5

Sun 2 Feb: 14:00 – 15:15
De dystopie die het Anthropoceen heet
Pieter Lemmens (RU), Maria Karssenberg

Sun 2 Feb: 14:00 – 15:15
Bewegingsgeschiedenis: Acties tegen Shell in de jaren 80 en 90
Kees Stad

Sun 2 Feb: 14:00 – 15:15
Fighting industrial agriculture
ASEED

Sun 2 Feb: 15:30 – 16:45
Dystopia war gaming
2.Dh5

Sun 2 Feb: 15:30 – 16:45
Climate change, conflict and migration
CODE ROOD, Stop Wapenhandel, Stop the War on Migrants, Transnational Institute (TNI)

Sun 2 Feb: 15:30 – 16:45
Hoe de groei van hiërarchie tegengaan? Een wiskundige benadering
Evo

Sun 2 Feb: 17:15 – 20:00
Barricade (ACU): Strategies for the housing struggle
The Barricade (ACU)

Sun 2 Feb: 20:30 – 23:00
Pasthéi (ACU): Movie screening
Pasthéi (ACU)


More info and time schedule: 2dh5.nl
More info on 2Dh5: 2dh5.nl/over-2dh5

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