Freedom Jewels

Make your own symbol of freedom

5 May 2013

Jewellery often has a special meaning. In the course of the workshop of Fools Gold during the Freezing Favela Freedom Festival on the 5th of May you can create your own symbol of freedom. How do you visualize freedom? And how do you materialize it into a jewel? You will work on this together with goldsmith Ankie de Groot from Fool's Gold. You decide which material you use, whether it's silver, wood or plastic bags, everything is possible. Costs are € 32,50 if you decide to work with silver or €22,50 if you work with other materials.


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

More information

The workshop starts at 14.00. Location: Mediamatic Fabriek, VOC Kade 10, Oostenburg Amsterdam. Costs: €32.50 for silver and €22.50 for other materials (including Club Mediamatic membership for 4 weeks). Members get to visit our exhibition for free and get big discounts on events. Get your tickets online.

Freezing Favela

Freezing Favela is a temporary city at Mediamatic Fabriek. The space is big, unheated, and the roof leaks. Designers, cooks, and other makers have claimed part of this space as their own. In the Favela you can make tosti's from scratch, bricks from old newspapers, furniture from cardboard, and cook with ingredients from the aquaponics farm. Favela-citizens give workshops and organize events and meals. We're open every Wednesday and Sunday from 1pm to 6pm at the very least.