Book presentation: We Are ‘Nature’ Defending Itself News
Boekpresenatie 25 januari, in het Engels.
Isabelle Fremeaux and Jay Jordan will give a book presentation from 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM (entry from 5:00 PM). The book tells the successful story of ‘the zad’ in Notre-Dame-des-Landes.
Location: Fort van Sjakoo, Jodenbreestraat 24,1011 NK Amsterdam
In 2008, as the storms of the financial crash blew, Isabelle Fremeaux and Jay Jordan deserted the metropolis and their academic jobs, traveling across Europe in search of post-capitalist utopias. They wanted their art activism to no longer be uprooted.
They arrived at a place French politicians had declared lost to the republic, otherwise know as the zad (the zone to defend): a messy but extraordinary canvas of commoning, illegally occupying 4,000 acres of wetlands where an international airport was planned. In 2018, the 40-year-long struggle snatched an incredible victory, defeating the airport expansion project through a powerful cocktail that merged creation and resistance.