Workshop

9 January 2020, 14.00-19.00

 

Bikewars: FreeShop/Workshop

Come to BAK, basis voor actuele kunst on Thursday 9 January 2020 for a FreeShop/Workshop in collaboration with Bikewars!

Bikewars is a squatting collective which has been active in and around Utrecht for over ten years. They organize many social initiatives such as a “Free Shop” and a weekly vegan kitchen, cooking with vegetables that would otherwise be thrown away.

The FreeShop/Workshop is organized by artist and current Bikewars resident Maja Bolier. Participants are invited to bring & take home clothes and materials, but also, and especially, to collaborate with several invited artists specialized in working with textiles and performance: Marian Genet, Rosa Maria van den Hove, and Dagobert Macib.

Instead of the usual FreeShop act of taking or exchanging, we invite everyone to contribute in a different way, with a story or an action. In that way we want to play with and rethink the use of the items, in order to tell a new story. How can it bring us together? Is it possible to make a wearable tapestry that includes us all?

𝐄𝐧𝐭𝐫𝐚𝐧𝐜𝐞: free
We will end the day with a meal cooked by Bikewars Eetcafe.

For further questions you can contact Maja Bolier via: [email protected]


This program takes place in the context of project Trainings for the Not-Yet (14 September 2019–12 January 2020 at BAK), and is specifically organized as part of the activities program by the Basic Activist Kitchen, a group of Utrecht-based activists, artists, and researchers with backgrounds in theatre, art, squatting, organizing, anthropology, history, and gender studies, who through the course of Trainings for the Not-Yet organize daily cooking sessions and meals. They also invite fellow activists and organizers to organize their own events in the exhibition space.

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