Broadcasting from Babylon: Citizenship and Cultural Production

Netwerk Democratie is happy to announce its participation in Broadcasting From Babylon, a public programme series focusing on intersectional feminist, queer, and anti-colonial embodied, listening and sounding practices, which are broadcasting from Babylon, Fort EU. Taking place between 21 January – 15 March 2019.

The programme consists of (informal) public learning situations such as workshops, walks, seminars, bike rides, boat rides, reading groups, decolonial consciousness raising groups, dance moves, parties. The gatherings take place mostly at independent initiatives, across the city of Amsterdam. Netwerk Democratie will host seven meetings in collaboration with Framer Framed, on Thursdays between 2 – 5 PM, on the topic of ‘Citizenship and Cultural Production’.

Sessions Citizenship and Cultural Production
Thursdays from 2-5 PM: 24 January, 31 January, 7 February, 14 February, 21 February, 28 February, 7 March
In these meetings we will investigate how citizenship informs cultural production, and how different forms of social engagement and place-making are currently developed by reclaiming and rewriting democracy through cultural self-representation and production. What can cultural practitioners learn from social movements, hackers, squatters and open-source activists?

Each week Josien Pieterse (Framer Framed/Netwerk Democratie) and Anne de Zeeuw (Netwerk Democratie) invite a different guest to look into themes such as authority of the other, oral history (listening and power), radical openness, choices and consequences. The meetings will take place at both Framer Framed, project space Werkplaats Molenwijk and other locations across the city.
The first session kicks off on Thursday January 24th, with a ‘field trip’ to Plein ’40-’45. Our special guest for this session is urban planner and researcher Joachim Meerkerk. Click here to sign up via Facebook.

Broadcasting from Babylon is developed by Amal Alhaag & Maria Guggenbichler as a DAS Theatre ‘Block Programme’, but is free and open to all to participate. For full info on the programme please check the website:

Amal Alhaag
Amsterdam Black Women (ABW) Home
Nadia Bekkers
Black Heritage Tours
Renè Boer
Butcher’s Tears
Buurtkamer HoofdKwartier
Barbara McCullough
DAS Theatre
De Fabriek Volkskamer
Em’kal Eyongakpa
Framer Framed
Quinsy Gario
Ayesha Ghanchi
Maria Guggenbichler
Katherine MacBride
Momtaza Mehri
Zinzi Minott
Sands Murray-Wassink
Rosa Paardenkoper
Josien Pieterse
Romy Rüegger
Joy Mariama Smith
Lara Staal
Teatro Munganga
Jennifer Tosch
Françoise Vergès
Hodan Warsame
Felicia von Zweigbergk
and many many others.