Exhibition:

Freezing Favela

A temporary city at Mediamatic Fabriek

1 Feb 2013
1 Sep 2013

A group of designers, cooks and other makers were sharing our huge, leaking, unheated space in the Van Gendthallen. This group together formed the Freezing Favela and started with weekly gatherings at the end of 2012, the so-called Slum Sessions. They started building the city in January of 2013 and in this way became citizens of it.

In the Freezing Favela you could make tosti's from scratch, bricks from old newspapers, furniture from cardboard, and cook with ingredients from the aquaponics farm. Favela-citizens gave workshops and organized events and meals. They worked autonomously together. There was a vodka distillery, you could take yoga- and cooking classes, or enjoy a glass of fresh milk from De Tostifabriek outside. Adventurous campers even had the option to spend the night in the Hot Love Nest, a one-bed-hotel on top of a compost pile and enjoy breakfast in the Favela's pop-up canteen, Favelous.

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Favelous pop-up canteen - Erik Diekstra

More information

Mediamatic is a club. With a valid Club Mediamatic membership (€5,- for 4 weeks) you can come and go as you please, with the exception of some events. We open for events and by appointment. Location: Mediamatic Fabriek, VOC-kade 10, Oostenburg Amsterdam. Entrance with a valid membership. Kids half price.

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Officiële opening van de Tostifabriek - 15 juni 2013. Van maart tot september 2013 runde het team van de Tostifabriek een mini-stadsboerderij om te laten zien wat er vooraf gaat aan een simpel product als een tosti. Een levend kunstproject inclusief graanveld, drie koeien en twee varkens. Gedurende 7 maanden werden de koeien en varkens gevoed, gemolken, geoogst en uiteindelijk ook geslacht. De Tostifabriek organiseerde rondleidingen en workshops voor kinderen, volwassenen en iedereen die meer wilde weten over de herkomst van hun eten. Erik Diekstra

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Food during De Tostifabriek opening - Erik Diekstra

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Drinks and food outside - Erik Diekstra

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MELT popsicles - Erik Diekstra

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Visitors relaxing at the Favelous Kantine - Favelous is the restaurant area at Freezing Favela, a temporary city at Mediamatic Fabriek. Erik Diekstra

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Robert Bochove, one of the cooks at Favelous - Cleo Thomas

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Pretty Nice Stuff explaining there project - Erik Diekstra

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Paper Universe workshop, book binding - This picture was taken at Mediamatic Fabriek. Paper Universe project is part of Freezing Favela. Erik Diekstra

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Bird song experiment - Thijs van Vuure conducted a performative experiment during Bird Sunday at Mediamatic Fabriek. Erik Diekstra

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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

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Kids ripping up newspapers - This picture was taken at Mediamatic Fabriek. The Pigeon Tower is a project by Arne Hendriks, part of Freezing Favela. Erik Diekstra

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Create your own worm hotel - This picture was taken at Mediamatic Fabriek. Hot Love Nest is a project part of Freezing Favela. Erik Diekstra

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Fools Gold workshop participants - This picture was taken at Mediamatic Fabriek. Fools Gold is a project by Ankie de Groot, part of Freezing Favela. Erik Diekstra

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Desert by homecooks during Freezing Favela Freedom Food - On May 5th we asked neighborhood cooks to prepare foods that to them symbolized freedom. The Favelous chefs did the same, resulting in a beautiful, day-long freedom meal. Erik Diekstra

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Freezing Favela - On May 5th we asked neighborhood cooks to prepare foods that to them symbolized freedom. The Favelous chefs did the same, resulting in a beautiful, day-long freedom meal. Erik Diekstra

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Favela Yoga lessons by Els Engel - Favela Yoga was a project part of Freezing Favela, a temporary city at Mediamatic Fabriek. Erik Diekstra

With: Els Engel
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Hot Love Nest hostel - This picture was taken at Mediamatic Fabriek. Hot Love Nest is a project part of Freezing Favela. Erik Diekstra

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Visitors meeting the pigs - This picture was taken at Mediamatic Fabriek. De Tosti Fabriek is a project part of Freezing Favela. Erik Diekstra

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The cows of the tosti fabriek - This picture was taken at Mediamatic Fabriek. De Tosti Fabriek is a project part of Freezing Favela. Erik Diekstra

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Art installation De Tostifabriek on a sunny day - This picture was taken at Mediamatic Fabriek. De Tostifabriek project is part of Freezing Favela. Erik Diekstra

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Horizontal aquaponics installation - Picture taken at Mediamatic Fabriek. This is the horizontal aquaponics installation. The vertical one features the plant containers aligned vertically. This one takes up a bit more space, but it is also easier to take care of the plants (no ladders etc.). Erik Diekstra

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Building a miniponics workshop - Erik Diekstra

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Het Miniponics systeem wordt getest - Erik Diekstra

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Building a Miniponics system - Erik Diekstra