Slum Carnival

Build, brew and consume during 24H Oost

23 Mar 2013

An 8-hour flurry of activity in our temporary city, Freezing Favela. With tours, music, great food and workshops. For instance: learn how to distill vodka, make fresh pasta, construct bricks from old newspapers, or help build the Tostifabriek. Between running around there will be plenty of time to relax and enjoy a drink or two. Entrance with a valid Club Mediamatic membership card (€5,- for 4 weeks).


André and Alexander drinking their own 100% trash vodka - Hard work is soo rewarding! They are building the White Trash Liquor Factory (WTLF) in the Freezing Favela where they will use 100% waste from the Oostenburger Eiland where Czar Peter the Great interned to learn about dutch shipbuilding innovations in the 17th century. WTLF makes make hyper local Jenever (Anna) and Vodka (Peter). This is how we are celebrating Dutch Russian Cultural Friendship in 2013. (hey Putin, FREE PUSSY RIOT). This picture was taken at Mediamatic Fabriek. White Trash Liquor Factory is a project and… Erik Diekstra

Freezing Favela

Freezing Favela is a temporary city at Mediamatic Fabriek. The Fabriek is situated in the Van Gendthallen on Oostenburg, Amsterdam. The space is big, unheated, and the roof leaks. Designers, cooks and other makers have been given the possibility to claim part of this space as their own. They work autonomously from their workshop- or project space, but like in any other community, materials, space, and functions have to be shared. Favela citizens are making tosti's from scratch, paper from cow dung, furniture from cardboard, and food from our aquaponics farm. They give workshops, organize get-togethers, and serve food.


White Trash Liquor Factory

Nothing is more relaxing after a good meal than some fine spirits. Local organic trash is transformed into vodka and fire water in the White Trash Liquor Factory. You'll never run out of alcohol again if you learn to make your own. Workshops start at 13:00, 15:00 and 17:00.

Cherry Pear

Cherry Pear is a Trash Lab project dedicated to repair chairs by giving them a new personality and function and help them find a new place in a new home. Favela visitors can donate broken chairs to the Trash Lab and/or ideas to repair the chairs. Trash Lab will repair the chairs and display them during the day. Later visitors can also purchase repaired chairs from the Trash Lab.

Make bricks from old newspapers

Pigeons are powerful creatures, according to Arne Hendriks. Help build a pigeon tower with bricks made from old newspapers. This therapeutic process involves tearing hundreds of newspapers to shreds. Add a little water, let 'm dry, and see the stones form.

Make & eat fresh pasta

Mould the dough and form it into your favorite pasta shape with Robert & Andrea of Favelous. The chefs will cook it and serve it with a sauce of your choice. Price:
€5,50 per portion (€0,50 discount if you help Arne produce at least 5 paper bricks).


Everyone has to eat, also the Freezing Favela citizens. An aquaponics system is a very sustainable way to produce food in the city. Plants and fish live together in one system, and help each other survive. Today our aquaponics team will teach you how to make your own room-sized edition of the aquaponics system, a miniponics. Workshops start at 13:00, 15:00 and 17:00.

Fool's Gold Workshops

What determines the true value of a piece of jewelry? During the workshops in the Fool's Gold pavilion you'll learn how to make jewelry from the most diverse materials. Today we're making earrings from messing. Tickets cost €10,- excluding membership. Workshops start at 13:00 and 15:00.

Build the Tostifabriek stables

Have you always been curious about farming in the city? In about a month, two cows and two pigs will arrive at the Tostifabriek. Today we'll start building the stables for the animals. Lend a helping hand!

Something yeast in the upper chamber

In the Hot Love Nest Derk Peter creates warmth from trash. He will explain why, and gives a meaning to compost.

Favela Sauna

The Favela Sauna team will start building the base for the sauna's mosaic floor.


Building a Miniponics system - Erik Diekstra

More information

This day is part of 24H Oost. Entrance: a valid membership. You can become a member for €5,-. For 4 weeks, this gives you free entrance to our exhibition and discounts on events. Location: Mediamatic Fabriek, VOC-Kade 10-12, Oostenburg Amsterdam. Doors open at 12:00. There are three chances to participate in each workshop. The first round of workshops is at 13:00, the second at 15:00, and the final round is at 17:00. The Fool's Gold workshop will not take place at 17:00. There are guided tours every hour on the hour. If you don't like guided tours or someone telling you what to do, feel free to wander around yourself.


Pretty Nice Stuff working on their T-Shirt - Erik Diekstra


Lunch at favelous - This picture was taken at Mediamatic Fabriek. favelous the Freezing Favela's open restaurant platform. Erik Diekstra


Visitors of SlumCarnaval making pasta at the favelous restaurant - This picture was taken at Mediamatic Fabriek during SlumCarnaval, part of Freezing Favela. Erik Diekstra


SlumCarnaval visitors using Mediamatic's IKcam - This picture was taken at Mediamatic Fabriek during SlumCarnaval, part of Freezing Favela. Erik Diekstra

With: Jan Waller


visitors of the Freezing Favela during SlumCarnaval - This picture was taken at Mediamatic Fabriek during SlumCarnaval, part of Freezing Favela. Erik Diekstra


favelous restaurant during SlumCarnaval - This picture was taken at Mediamatic Fabriek during SlumCarnaval, part of Freezing Favela. Erik Diekstra

With: Bart Verbunt