We would like to invite you to some to the 7th Transnational Futurological Symposium on Free Cultural Spaces on 12, 13 and 14 October 2017 at the ADM site in Amsterdam.
This squatted independent place celebrates its twentieth anniversary on October 12th and is endangered in its survival. The symposium is part of the ADM festival organized at the same time.
The theme of this years symposium is: Degentrification: Countercultural contestations of space in the city.
The aim of the symposium is to generate a number of specific proposals regarding the survival of free cultural spaces.
Next to attention to a creative infusion for the city center and a more balanced, equal and fair city is also required by the organizers.
A city that displaces its inhabitants and free cultural spaces to the margin, or even let it disappear, is written dead. In order to remain vital, space is needed that derives from the power of the ever-increasing turnaround of leisure industry and profit optimization.
During the symposium, the urban importance of free-states is emphasized by the participants and we investigate ways to regain space in the face of gentrification of many inner city areas. How can we de-gentrify the city centres ? (Or is it preferable to (re)gain the periphery of the cities?)
The three days symposium wants to make a statement about the importance of new free cultural spaces in the centres of cities around the world. The statement to be made about the importance of new free cultural spaces in the inner cities will be sent to the municipal councils of various major cities at home and abroad.
Speakers from all over the world are comming to share knowledge and visions about (de)gentrificatrion.
People from several free cultural spaces and from movements against gentrification around Europe are present!
Visit the website: www.fcsamsterdam2017.nl
The full programm will follow soon.