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    This radio broadcast is the result of conversations and working relationships that navigate the concept of what an archipelagic construction could mean, in terms of organization, belonging, and self.

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    Every last Sunday of the month the Varia library and Rotterdam Electronics Depot are open. In this next edition we are reading the text Neoliberalism with Dutch Characteristics: The Big Fix Up of the Netherlands and the Practice of Embedded Cultural Activism by BAVO (Gideon Boie & Matthias Pauwels) from the book Citizens and Subjects: The Netherlands, for Example : a Critical Reader, edited by Rosi Braidotti, Charles Esche & Maria Hlavajova.

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    Join us for an afternoon of food! Alice Strete presents the new food magazine Magiun and Varia announces the start of a new open membership food and fermentation club. Expect Kombucha, sourdough bread, ASCII art and other tasty treats.

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    Please feel welcome to join us for an evening of discussion, co-learning and reflection on the housing situation in Rotterdam, our rights as tenants and how we can support each other to work towards solutions for more safe, secure and affordable housing.

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    Every last Sunday of the month, the Varia Library and Rotterdam Electronics Depot are open. Varia is hosting a special edition of Read & Repair that will be split into two(!) collective reading and conversation sessions. One will be online and one will be in our physical space, as a series of events to discuss matters of abolitionist technology & community-driven systems of accountability, while generating anonymous, consensual debris for stone throw, a temporary online work to share our resources and reflections.

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    Every last Sunday of the month, the Varia Library and Rotterdam Electronics Depot are open. Varia is hosting a special edition of Read & Repair that will be split into two(!) collective reading and conversation sessions. One will be online and one will be in our physical space, as a series of events to discuss matters of abolitionist technology & community-driven systems of accountability, while generating anonymous, consensual debris for stone throw, a temporary online work to share our resources and reflections.

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    Every last Sunday of the month, the Varia Library and Rotterdam Electronics Depot are open. This Sunday, we will turn to Digital Solidarity Networks, a recent ongoing collective initiative around digital tools that don't follow an exploitative business model.

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    Every last Sunday of the month, the Varia Library and Rotterdam Electronics Depot are open. This Sunday, Amy Pickles is organising some loose exercises and scores for reading and discussing collectively an excerpt from Ilya Kaminsky's Deaf Republic.

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    Due to the current circumstances the Varia Cup will be postponed. We'll keep an eye out for a new date to compete. Become a goal scoring superstar hero at the Sensible World of Soccer Varia Cup 2020! It's time to bring the classic football game to the south of Rotterdam. Varia will be host to both an amateur cup as well as a pro cup - anyone can play!

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    The Feminist Hack Meetings are a series of informal research meetings and workshops that aim to explore the suggestions, urgencies and potentials of feminist hack & tech initiatives.

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    Every last Sunday of the month, the Varia Library and Rotterdam Electronics Depot are open. This Sunday, we are joined by The Bootleg Library, a shared digital and physical library of bootlegged texts.

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    The Feminist Hack Meetings are a series of informal research meetings and workshops that aim to explore the suggestions, urgencies and potentials of feminist hack & tech initiatives.

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    Bond Precaire Woonvormen (BPW) organizes another round of their tenant consultation plus meet and greet at Varia on Monday the 25th of November. You are welcome to join us for an afternoon and evening of discussion, co-learning, reflection on the housing situation in Rotterdam, our rights as tenants and how we can support each other to work towards solutions for more safe, secure and affordable housing.

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    Floppy Totaal visits Varia for another round of dual-layered action. At "Floppy Totaal: Double Density" you can join members of the Floppy Kick music label during a live recording and publishing workshop in the afternoon. The subsequent evening program is filled to the brim with performances by Kisszántó and Eoforwine …

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    We are all very glad to invite you to the launch of the second issue of Networks of One's Own: three takes on taking care and Fed Up!, the 13th issue of the Pervasive Labour Union zine. We will celebrate this with an evening of stories and discussions around networks and maintenance practices.

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    Join us on Monday the 23rd of September for an afternoon or evening of discussion, co-learning and reflection on the housing situation in Rotterdam, our rights as tenants and how we can support each other to work towards solutions for more safe, secure and affordable housing.

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    Publication launch and performance evening

    At the end of last year, De Player approached Varia to develop a web-publication for their Pushing Scores project archive. The project investigated the state of the arts of composing scores in a contemporary environment and spanned over 2-3 years.

    Varia contributed by developing an …

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    Please feel welcome to join us for a day of discussion, co-learning and reflection on the housing situation in Rotterdam, our rights as tenants and how we can support each other to work towards solutions for more safe, secure and affordable housing.

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    There is more between heaven and earth than humankind! Therefore, we would like to direct your attention to your fellow "inanimate" object on the 15th of March. On this day five special acts will showcase their intimate relationship with their sewing machines, toasters, fans and working gloves. All this under …

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    In February, Varia has the pleasure to host one of the nomadic Conversas evenings. Conversas is a series of bi-weekly informal meetings made so that we can get to know each other, share projects, stories or interests.

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    It's a new year! Dennis (de Bel) is back, the window is broken and l'intolerant #18 is out. Enough reasons to come together and have a drink.

    This Friday, the 11th of January, from 19:30, Varia opens its doors for some special new year's drinks and some fitting music …

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    During our fourth and final screening of Century 21 Calling this year, we will honour the holiday season by taking a look at the development of ‘the shopping experience’. During this 'Christmas special' we'll take a walk through the shopping center and focus our attention on amazon.com, creditcards and …

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    During this evening we focus on the archiving of the Pushing Scores project by DE PLAYER; A project on the contemporary meaning of the 'graphic score', which has been running for the last 2-3 years. What are the possibilities of graphic scores, in a day and age in which graphic …

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    What shapes the daily routine of a telemarketing sales agent? How to go beyond the co-working model when it comes to organize a place for collaboration? What's the territorial and political role of furniture within the semi-domestic area of the artist's studio? Are life hacks a form of liberation or …

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    It is 1986. You just came home from a skate session when a Nintendo game cartridge falls into your hands. Excited to find out what kind of game is on the cartridge, you visit your friend who just bought a brand new Nintendo console two weeks ago. You plug in the cartridge and …

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    On the 12th of May, varia opens her doors and invites you to join an afternoon of informal conversations, workshops and demos. There will be free coffee, tea and software!1

    We will have the following activities throughout the day:

    Linux Presentation Day (All day)

    Bored Windows or Apple? Unable …

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    A few months have passed since the 11th issue of the Pervasive Labour Union zine was launched, but the topics that were touched upon are yet to be digested. Focused on the "entreprecariat", the issue is an exploration of the multiple ways in which entrepreneurial ideas, models and approaches relate …

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    Solutions and problems in Extratonality 4
    “Extratonality - Opening Doors Is Not Enough”

    The 4th International Conference on the solutions and problems in extratonality titled “Extratonality - Opening Doors Is Not Enough” focuses on an evaluation of practices in the field of extratonality. In a time where problems are designed to be …

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    Varia has big plans for 2018! We would like to share these with you during a special New Year’s reception as part of the season opening of the galleries and projectspaces in Oud Charlois. Besides drinks and salty snacks, there will be a special robomop-performance.

    date: Friday, 19th of …

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    For those that didn't make it to Leipzig this year we're gathering to watch the 34c3 livestream in Varia:

    • Wednesday 27th: 11:00h - late
    • Thursday 28th: 11:30h - late
    • Friday 29th: 11:30h - late
    • Saturday 30th: 11:30h - 18:15h

    Bring your own beer and add your whishes to the …

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    Varia gets a visit; from Inox Kapell, the insect man from Wespbaden. On December 16 he will give a short lecture about everything that concerns him. In addition, we serve some soup.

    Inox Kapell loves insects. As a child he was already obsessed by these creatures and documented them. Today …

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    After a few weeks of finishing up the space Varia opens her doors on friday the 3rd of november from 20:00 onwards. Drop by to say hi, have a drink and explore the building through 'de_varia'; a custom Counter Strike map made for the occasion!

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