1. A time-lapse video of the symposium: the 3 days condensed into 5 minutes.


  2. Thank you!

    We’d like to thank you for your engaged participation in the conference ‘Freehouse: Radicalizing the Local’ last week. Your presence and contribution was very valuable for us and for the other participants. We hope that we were able to offer you an interesting and inspiring range of presentations, workshops and discussions.
    Impressions, streams, messages and reports:
    We’re also starting to get all the photos and the video of the reporters and we’ll share it with you as we get it processed (posted in an easily viewable format). We will of course keep you informed on the future development of Freehouse and the Afrikaanderwijk Co-op.
    Thanks again and best regards,
    The Radicalizing the Local team
    Radicalizing the Local is made possible with the support and collaboration of the Mondriaan Fund, Creative Industries Fund NL, Stichting DOEN, Stadsontwikkeling Gemeente Rotterdam and AIR.
  3. Day 1 photos (part 2)

  4. Day 1 photos (part 1)


  5. The revolution will be tweeted, as well as live-streamed!

    Since the conference is fully-booked for all 3 days, with a considerable waiting list on the side, and unfortunately we’re not able to accommodate all who expressed interest in attending, we’re tweeting live updates from the conference and allowing people to interact remotely via Twitter using #‎fhrtl (for FreeHouse: Radicalizing The Local).

    We’re also video streaming with the event as an alternative for those who will not be able to attend personally:

  6. Brochure



    JANUARY 15 -17, 2014
    International closing symposium of the Freehouse art project on co-ops as an organizational form in order to combine value determination, local qualities, organization, art, economy, initiative and co partnership.
    January 15, 9.30 - 17.30: New Organizational Forms
    Matteo Lucchetti (Project Visible), Tine De Moor (Institutions for Collective Action), Ethel Baraona (DPR-Barcelona), Henk Oosterling (Rotterdam Vakmanstad), Rasmus Ugilt (Aarhus University), Dorothee Richter (Zurich University of the Arts), Eva Visser (Kenniscentrum Creating 010), Sue Bell Yank (Social Practice), Georg Zoche (Transnational Republic)

    January 16, 9.30 - 17.30: New Economic Forms
    Michael Birchall (University of Wolverhampton), Jaromil (NABA, Milan), Enric Duran Girait & Raquel Benedicto (Cooperativa Integral Catalana), Britt Jurgensen (HomeBaked Community Landtrust & Co-operative Bakery), Pelin Tan (Mardin Artuklu University), Silvia Simoncelli (Brera Art Academy), Eli Feghali & Rachel Plattus (New Economy Coalition), Christopher Robbins (Ghana Thinktank), Pedro Medina (Yo Creo en Colombia), Jan Jongert (Superuse Studios)

    January 17, 9.30 - 15.30: Re/forming the Future
    Arie Lengkeek (Air Foundation), Roel In ‘t Veld (professor governance and sustainability), Eli Feghali & Rachel Plattus (New Economy Coalition), Susanne Bosch (artist), Ailbhe Murphy & Ciaran Smyth (Vagabond Reviews), Elke Krasny (Academy of Fine Arts Vienna), Aetzel Griffioen (Rotterdam Vakmanstad), Anastasia Kubrak (designer), Marcel Jongmans (enthousiasmeur), Jeannette Petrik (researcher, writer & designer), Tamar Shafrir (designer), Lizzie MacWillie (Graduate School of Design), Carolina Rito (curator), Sikko Cleveringa (CAL-XL)

    January 17, 15.30: Handover to Afrikaanderwijk Co-op [public]
    The conference will be closed with the festive start and the 1st new years drink of the neighborhood co-op. Everyone is welcome!

    Freehouse has focused since 1999 on the micro-urbanism emerging in small communities across the city. The project is based on inclusive urban development through community participation and self-organization and on co-operative cultural production as a means for economic and social growth.
    In 2008 Freehouse became active in the Afrikaanderwijk in the south of Rotterdam. It tested new plans for the market and successfully setup several communal workshops. In order to secure the gathered capital and qualities for its inhabitants, Freehouse developed a skill-based neighborhood co-op that will take over its functions as from 2014.

    15-17 JANUARY
    During a public conference a group of international experts will exchange and explore knowledge on new organizational and economic forms. The program comprises a series of presentations, workshops, feedback sessions and discussions that closes with deliberations on the addressed subjects. The conference will close with the festive start of the neighborhood co-op.

    For more info: info@radicalizingthelocal.com

    Please note that participation in the symposium is free, but that the cost for lunch and 2 drinks would be 15,- euros a day, or 40,- euros for the 3 days. Should you be interested in that as well, please let us know in advance.
    If you prefer to have lunch elsewhere, there are other options in the area as well.

    Join the Facebook Event at: https://www.facebook.com/events/244621002372801/
    Language: English

    Ashraf Osman (artinect), Jeanne van Heeswijk (artist), Pablo Calderón (social designer)
    Ali Osman Safac (concept developer), Annet van Otterloo (historian), Mariska Vogel (artist), Ramón Mosterd (art & media manager)
    Janneke Absil (designer), Minke Themans (designer)
    Wijkkeuken van Zuid

    Freehouse is a project initiated by Jeanne van Heeswijk and realized in collaboration with local and international experts. www.freehouse.nl

    Radicalizing the Local is made possible with the support and collaboration of
    The Mondriaan Fund, Creative Industries Fund NL, Stichting DOEN and AIR.