vrijdag, 12 maart
Solidarity with Alternative Amsterdam: Fundraiser + Livestreams
With our series of fund-raising live streams 'Solidarity with Alternative Amsterdam', we hope to gather financial support for cultural and political spaces struggling to get through the current crisis. In an already incredibly expensive and gentrified city, we believe that the survival of these community spaces for counterculture and critical politics is crucial to the social fabric of Amsterdam. Links: Fundraiser | Livestream The total raised amount will be equally divided between OT301, Vondelbunker and De Trut. We hope to be able to raise at least €1000 per venue. At the same time, we want to create a space where we can platform local artists and virtually come together in celebration of alternative culture. Join us on February 26, March 5 & 12 at 21:00 for a playful and eclectic mishmash of visuals, music, film and performances, live on radiovoorwaarts.net. Line-up: Lulu, Sophie Straat, Styn, Global Charming, LazerGazer, Maxime Garcia Diaz, Inbranders, Lila Bullen-Smith, Tijdelijke Toon, De Trut Soundsystem, Lucas Huikeshoven, l4urenf0ng, Wouter Stroet, Pernilla Manjula Philip, Glitch! About the spaces:
OT301 is a not-for-profit collective space squatted in 1999 and bought in 2006 by a diverse, international community. Located in the former film academy building, OT301 houses a café, gallery, club, cinema, studio and living space. De Vondelbunker is an autonomous cultural center run by volunteers who believe that space is a political concept. Opened in 2011 in a former atomic bunker underneath the Vondelbrug, it hosts an unruly and dynamic cultural programme. De Trut is a 35 year-old queer disco run by volunteers in the basement of the formerly squatted Tetterode building. Their revenue normally helps fund LGBTQI+ projects worldwide. With the proceeds from this fundraiser they would support activists in Poland fighting the abortion ban. About Radio Voorwaarts:
Radio Voorwaarts originated as a short film chronicling the final party of an alternative community on the brink of eviction. From there, it evolved into a platform for arts & music with a DIY and community-building mentality. A lot of our work relates to discourse around gentrification, urban renewal, and (the lack of space for) counterculture. We’ve primarily hosted events and screenings in Amsterdam, but also in Berlin, Lima, Bogotá and online.
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