Freezing Favela was 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 worked autonomously from their workshop- or project space, but like in any other community, materials, space, and functions had to be shared. Favela citizens made tosti's from scratch, paper from cow dung, furniture from cardboard, and food from our aquaponics farm. They gave workshops, organized get-togethers, and served food.
Location: Mediamatic Fabriek, VOC-kade 10-12, Oostenburg Amsterdam.