Since June 2005, Joe's Garage is an autonomous squatted political social center, a meeting place in the Transvaal neighborhood for squatters and non-squatters, subsidy free, not for profit, self-organized and entirely run by volunteers. New faces, new projects are very welcome, bring your own ideas, get in touch.
On 11 February 2001, Pretoriusstraat 28 upper floors were squatted. Only in 2005, the ground floor was squatted and transformed into a social center. Joe's Garage opened to the public in June 2005 with KSU Oost, the squatting assitance, Volkseten Vegazulu, the people's kitchen and the weekly give away shop. After the Pretoriusstraat 28 eviction on 14 October 2008, Joe's Garage has reopened across the street at Pretoriusstraat 43, a building squatted since 25 september 2005.
(from december 2021):
Monday: 15:00. Free veggies outside
Tuesday: 13-15:30, Give Away Shop
Tuesday: 19-20:30, Kraakspreekuur Oost
Saturday: 14-18, Give Away Shop and Seed Swap
Once or twice a month on Wednesdays: Proxy Cafe and Esperanto kurso
Irregular on Fridays: Aman Molli
(no people's kitchen, no movie night till further notice)
- advice/help/office hours
- book shop/info shop/library
- (free) shop/market
- spreekuur (KSU)