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PSA - New Address: The Commune Rotterdam

Moving to The Commune, located at the heart of Rotterdam’s “makers district”, and belongs to a wide network of companies and institutions reaching beyond the creative industries. It particularly focuses on social innovation, via local missions proposed to its members for the benefit of the city and beyond. Visiting possible from 1 October 2018 - Keilestraat 5A, Rotterdam 

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PSA - Diner and a Film: Vénus Noire

Curated for Het Gemaal op Zuid in collaboration with Stichting Lalibela.  The film 'Black Venus' (2010) is an intense portrait of the life of South-African born Saartje Baartmaan. Baartmaan became a symbol of 19th century European racial doctrine and was exhibited throughout Europe. The film vividly depicts her pain and humiliation through a gaze and tempo rarely seen in cinema. French-Algerian director Abellatif Kechiche also directed renowned masterpieces such as La Vie d’Adèle (2013) and La Graine et le Mulet (2007) As a prelude the film there will be a diner inspired by African cuisine. Lalibela, a foundation specialised in vegetarian world cuisine, and its fantastic chefs will provide a diner before the film and a desert afterward. After the film screening there will...

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PSA - Workshop: Floating University Berlin

Photography and assistance of artist Jeanne van Heeswijk, Annet van Otterloo , and Phoebe Bachman during workshop "Community architecture born of shared practices - change the society with small impulses" at the Floating University Berlin. Workshop description: "What kind of local support systems can we build right here and now? In the course of the workshop, a map, a timeline and a strategy will be created, for building complex patterns and systems of change through relatively small interactions. Participants will explore how patterns of interaction can become ecosystems and societies. The question will be raised of what kind of local support systems can be possibly build at this given moment, betweeen the Floating University and the local neighbourhood."" 6 to 8 July 2018 2018 from...

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PSA - modern music: BEA1991 + MARIA Subbacultcha Presents: Metropolis op Locatie

Curated for Het Gemaal op Zuid in collaboration with Subbacultcha and Metropolis Festival, the annual free festival which has been manifesting itself in Rotterdam for talented music since 1988 with the likes of Public Enemy, Wu Tang Clan, The Prodigy, and Nirvana making their early debuts. We present a warm up gig with live performances by BEA1991 and MARIA. For your visual pleasure, the Willem de Kooning Academy Graphic Design students are throwing together an exhibition of festival poster designs. Performance on Thursday 5 June 2018 at 20:30 hrs - Gemaal op Zuid, Pretorialaan 141, Rotterdam

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