Gluklya and TAAK at Tijdelijk Museum/ Lola Lik
The Carnival of Oppressed Feelings on Saturday October 28, 2017 is the concluding event, combining a series of workshops and encounters with refugees living at the former Bijlmerbajes. The Сarnival connects different precarious and less precarious groups of the local cultural community at the Bijlmer Bajes together with refugees and social workers. Following the principles of the Utopian Unemployment Union, the Carnival unites people from different social backgrounds regardless the question of status. The Carnival of Oppressed Feelings starts from Lola Lik and ends at the Dam Square. See facebook event
Prior to The Carnival of Oppressed Feelings, we organize a 5 Day Program. The purpose of the 5 Days Program is to initiate dialogues and discussions around five themes that are connected to a party (in a political sense). We invited professionals who work with these themes to participate and asked several refugees to talk about their experiences. Next to that, refugee organizations will invite people from their network. This creates a new gathering of experts and refugees every day. The input provided by the involved parties will be transformed into costumes and theatre props, to be presented at The Carnival of Oppressed Feelings.
Description of parties
1) Potato Eater party
2) Monsters party
3) Language of Fragility party
4) Recycling prison party
5) Spirits of history party
FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THE THEMES AND SPEAKERS PLEASE CLICK HERE: 5_Day Program
More about the Utopian Unemployment Union
The Utopian Unemployment Union of Amsterdam (UUUA) is an overarching concept in which Gluklya develops different projects that bring together migrants, artists and institutions in the collective aim of developing a pilot model for a new type of artistic production at the junction of art, economics, progressive pedagogy, social sciences and activism. TAAK is co-developing the Utopian Unemployment Union of Amsterdam.