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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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    Summer has passed and autumn has arrived. To keep in touch with the times Varia has invited several musicians to the garden of the Otje to contemplate on the passing of the seasons. To what extent does the tilt of the Earth's rotational axis, away or toward the sun, influence their music? Let’s find out on the 4th of October!

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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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    Welcome to 3 Adventures in the Ether, a text-based adventure game to be played on Varia's windows. There are three possible starting points: LIVE STREAMING, VIDEO CALLING and INSTANT MESSAGING. Once you select one for the start of your adventure, you will be faced with a multiple choice question. You …

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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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    Due to the current situation and public health concerns the event will not be public in the physical space of Varia but will be STREAMED online. Radio on the radio is a live, intermittent radio program with performances that in one way or another discuss radio. It will feature descriptions of radio tools, unboxing and unpacking of radio hardware, radio silences, interviews about radio, radical radio noise, radio-active female monstrosities...

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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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