Doing the Dishes and then Revolution

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Doing the Dishes and then Revolution
Name Doing the Dishes and then Revolution
Location Varia, Gouwstraat 3a, 3082 BA
Date 2023/12/09
Time 18:00
PeopleOrganisations Varia, Sarmad, SOUPSPOON Collective, Feministas en Rotterdam, Marloes de Valk
Type Meetup
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We'll be joining a Meetup arround collective work at Varia in Rotterdam. From 18:00 the event will be public. It's free of charge. The rest of the information can be found here:

"'The sourball of every revolution: after the revolution, who’s going to pick up the garbage on Monday morning?" - Mierle Laderman Ukeles

"Everybody wants to be in a collective but nobody wants to do the dishes" - A meme on Instagram

How to do things collectively? How to work together? How to deal with the different cultural backgrounds and different (precarious) living situations? How to set up a collective that works within the current sociopolitical forces and its demands? Working together in a collective such as Varia can be chaotic, uncomfortable and slow, but it can also create communal moments of conviviality and belonging. As Varia, we would like to think about these questions by spending time with other collectives and one invited guest during a one-day programme.

Doing the Dishes and then Revolution is an event in two parts: a private 'Dishes' moment with other collectives - Feministas en Rotterdam, Hackers & Designers, Sarmad and SOUPSPOON Collective - and a public evening where we share our collective 'Revolutions' in conversation with an audience and a guest speaker, the software artist and writer Marloes de Valk. Marloes will share her research 'The Damaged Earth Catalog'[1], which responds to digital urgencies of climate breakdown. She will present her work whilst responding to the day's events.

We would like to invite anyone who is interested in working/doing/making/creating/living together to come to Varia on the evening of the 9th of December to join the conversation. After the presentations there is time to enjoy some drinks and snacks together and continue the discussion informally.