2.Dh5-festival for activists and world-changers Jan. 30 – Feb. 1 in The Hague.
Economic, climatic and social realities are changing at an unprecedented rate. At the same time, left libertarian en emancipatory forces are strongly weakened. For these reasons, it is now, more than ever, important to stop, take step back, and together look to forward.
Are utopian visions still viable? Do we know were we are headed, and how to influence the paths we are on? What kind of future would we like to see? Do people still believe in the possibilities of collective efforts to change the future for the better, or are we somehow petrified by climactic and economic apocalypse?
What are the strategies that are needed to answer these questions? Or are we not asking the right ones in the first place? To find out, we’ll be holding a weekend of workshops, lectures, and debates. We will break open new ideas, forge fresh coalitions, and break free from business as usual. We, as the organisers can not provide all this by ourselves. We need to do it together soon at 2.Dh5 festival, but surely, Tomorrow.
What is 2.Dh5?
Ten years ago we started organizing such a festival because we thought it would be good to organize space for the exchange of information and knowledge about methods, tactics and strategies to achieve change. The name 2dh5 stems from a bold and mostly fatal chess move.
We like to move around with the festival and choose a new city every second year. This time, like last year it will be held in the capital of the Low Countries, The Hague. The main program (two days of workshops and presentations) will be in PIP Binckhorstlaan 36, Den Haag, near the central train station. The workshops are about many different subjects, from art and juridical struggle, to migrants issues, historical developments and the significance of analysis.
The festival is all DIY and low-budget, but we also try to ‘offer quality’. But we expect participants to help out and play an active role in the program. The festival starts on Friday January 30 with a quiz and some cultural fun. On Saturday evening there will be a party, with also some serious elements. But workshops and presentations will continue at the PIP on Sunday again.
We ask for a participation fee of 5 euro, and we serve food at cost prices.
We urge people who want to stay overnight to find lodging with friends, but can offer rudimentary sleeping place (if people bring a camping mattress and sleeping bag, and register at: slaapplek[at]2dh5.nl
Some workshops will be in English, but most are in Dutch. If wanted we will try to provide a whisper-translation-corner at each workshop.