The Barricade ABC: Book Presentation in Rotterdam

Cancelled: Thursday, 19 March

The Barricade ABC: Book Presentation in Rotterdam

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How to combine theory and action? And what does it mean to put into practice, in the current system, ideas of a different world?
How to cook with foodwaste without falling in the trap of "sustainability"? How can one make space for knowledges that are alternative to the hegemonic system?

During our three years of activity, as the Barricade collective, being open as a VoKu, as a library and as a political collective, we confronted ourselves with these and more questions and reflections.

Far from having all the answers, last December, we collected some of these reflections, put them in words from A to Z and published "The Barricade ABC - a collective book". This small book came together with a picture project, Trash Reverted, that puts on show the food we cook together with the place it came from and tries to push a reflection on what's hiding behind the pictures of the industrialized food system.

In this presentation we'll read some excerpts from the book, talk a bit about the picture project, the relation between waste and capitalism, and also discuss and reflect over these and more topics with all the people that would like to join us.

And of course we'll bring the books, the pictures and other material!

For more info about the book, the picture project and other things you can check


The Barricade is a volunteer-run collective inspired by raccoons and anarchism.
Every Sunday from 4pm to 11pm we do what we can to oppose this capitalist society we live in by being open as a social space with a public library and an anti-foodwaste kitchen.
Our library has a variety of books and zines on anarchism, feminism and queer theory, marxism, decolonialism, environmentalism, squatting and DIY culture. This collection consists of both classic and contemporary texts in English and Dutch. Becoming a member and borrowing books is free.
We believe that self-education is a crucial element in the struggle for social change and therefore we aim to provide a space for collective learning. We organize discussions, reading groups and workshops that are free and open to anyone interested.
At 7pm we serve a vegan dinner for donation out of what would have been otherwise trash.
By fighting foodwaste we make it possible for people to eat a decent meal without having to pay a fortune, and we support the library activities and other political collectives with the donations we receive.

Date & Time: 

Thursday, 19 March, 2020 - 20:00


  • discussion/presentation


  • free
Het Poortgebouw
Stieltjesstraat 38
3071JX Rotterdam


Former squat, now legalised

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The Barricade is a volunteer-run collective inspired by raccoons and anarchism. 


  • bar/cafe / book shop/info shop/library / course/workshop / discussion/presentation / film / food

opening times: 

Every Sunday from 16:00 to 23:00