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Activism and Design in Noord-Brabant - event with Ruben Pater

23 October 2021 at Burgers in Eindhoven (NL)

  • Event organised by Ruben Pater and Vrije Bond (Free Union) Noord-Brabant.
  • Event inspired by CAPS LOCK by Ruben Pater (Valiz, 2021)

What: Event 'Activism and Design in Noord-Brabant'
When: Saturday, 23 October, 13:45
Where: Burgers, Hertogstraat 2-N, Eindhoven (NL)
Organisation: Ruben Pater and Vrije Bond Noord-Brabant.
Language: English
Admission: free or on donation

image credit: Nina Boelsums

On Saturday, October 23, there is an event organized by VB member Ruben Pater and Vrije Bond Noord-Brabant on design and activism. At 13:45, five speakers will gather in Eindhoven to discuss activism and design in former squat Burgers. The climate crisis and inequality on full display during the commercial event Dutch Design Week. Criticism by designers, however, often concerns stories from far away. This event looks at design and activism in the local context of North Brabant. Topics include the exploitation of migrant workers, slaughterhouses in the region, activism, labor and design, the architecture of animal husbandry, and possible strategies for anti-capitalist design. This event aims to bring designers and activists together to exchange information and tactics. After all presentations, the event will end with a debate with all speakers and the audience.
- Ruben Pater, designer, member of the Vrije Bond (Free Union) and author and designer of the book CAPS LOCK (Valiz, 2021)
- Activists of SluitVion!
- Luca Deutinger and Stefanos Filippas, architects TD Office
- Klaas Burger, uitzendbureau Fairjobs
- Nina Boelsums, student TUE and Vrije Bond member