Pretty Vacant

The Manifesto for now thanks to all participants and the audience of the 7th futurological symposium Amsterdam 2017

Program 12th october

19.15      Opening, welcome and introduction
.                 Aja Waalwijk (NL), Futurological Symposium
19.30      Maik ter Veer (NL), Robodock
19.45      Andreas Rodenbach (Lithuania), Uzupis
20.00     Jonas Larsen (Denmark), Institut for (X)
20.15      Hans Plomp (NL), Ruigoord
20.30     Break
20.45     Wouter van Gent (NL), University Of Amsterdam (UVA)
.                 Politics and gentrification in Amsterdam
21.15       Marthe Singelenberg (NL),
.                 Gentrification in Red Light district Amsterdam and London
21.45      Manifest in action 1 – discussion by Menno Grootveld (NL)
22.30     Comments by Gabriel Kousbroek (NL)
.                 Q&A Radio Rukstad (NL)

Press Release

PRESS RELEASE
Amsterdam, 4th Oktober 2017
ADM presents: The 7e Futurologisch Symposium of Free Cultural Spaces
Degentrification: a manifest in action
Visit our three days symposium with lectures, workshops, discussions, debates and a dynamic closing action in the city centre !
The main issue of this years symposium is:

“De-gentrification: countercultural contestations of space in the city”.

The aim is to generate a number of specific proposals regarding the survival of free cultural spaces. To present a manifest regarding a liveable and fair city for everyone, a city in economic and social balance.
The culture of free cultural spaces is at odds with the proliferating gentrification. In stead of wanting to get rid of unwelcome (less affluent) elements, in order to upgrade neighbourhoods or districts, free cultural spaces stand for diversity and mutual solidarity. No equalization of the abnormal, but a welcoming of the extraordinary. International speakers share their knowledge and visions about degentrificatie, like Brian Doucet about urban renaissance (Can), Roberta Cucca about green gentrification
(Austria) and Cody Hochstenbach about gentrification and unequality (NL), a.o.
Members of various movements against gentrification from Europa are comin to talk and think, like Morar Em Lisboa (Port) and Arran (Barcelona), a.o.
Of course sveral free cultural spaces around Europe present themselves: Christiania (Den), Uzupis (Lit), Erf 81 (Zuid-Afrika), Ruigoord (NL), Landbouwbelang (NL) a.o.
There are sessions, workshops and discussions about gentrification and nightlife, education, art, architecture and more
The 7th futurologic symposium is part of the ADM festival.
12th oktober 16.00-23.00h,

13th oktober 10.00-23.00h,

14th oktober 10.00-18.00h.

Take a gentri-vacation on the ADM reservation !