A temporary city at Mediamatic Fabriek
Mediamatic 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 claimed part of this space as their own. In the Favela you can make tosti's from scratch, paper from cow dung, furniture from cardboard, and cook with ingredients from the aquaponics farm. Favela-citizens give workshops, organize get-togethers, and serve food. We're open at least every Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday from 1pm to 6pm.
Freezing Favela is made possible by the Creative Industries Fund NL, the municipality of Amsterdam and Stadgenoot.
Advice on where to buy what
This is a space for Freezing Favela citizens to share advice on finding building materials. Are you going to GAMMA this weekend? Do you know someone with a bunch of leftover planks? Let your neighbours know useful tips for finding and transporting building materials.
Freezing Favela Area Map
The favela is slowly being divided
During Slum Sessions #5 each proposal took part in a game, with Play The City, to claim their space in the Freezing Favela by placing models inside a maquette of the Mediamatic Fabriek . This is the outcome, which will continue to evolve with more sessions. To view all proposals or add your own
The White Trash Factory
First sip of vodka
In collaboration with Alexander Krone (Denmark) and André Avelãs (Portugal) our favela started producing white spirits out of organic trash collected from the neighbourhood. During Slum Sessions #2 participants tried the first batch of vodka from our very own White Trash Factory.