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October 2019

Inspiring Activism: Waar de ratten koning zijn

October 29, 2019 at 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Nieuwland, Pieter Nieuwlandstraat 95
Amsterdam, 1093 XN Netherlands
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Screening in Nederlands, with English subtitels (Ducth below) Once a month, NieuwLand & BalkonTactics screen a documentary about activism. This month: When the rats are kings! A film by Barbara den Uyl (1985) In the 80s the Staatsliedenbuurt in Amsterdam was a kind of free state where squatters, punks and the original residents rule the roost. The city council’s authority has been reduced almost to zero since mayor Ed van Thijn was forced to leave the neighborhood in 1984. Barbara den…

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November 2019

Coding 4 noobies

November 2, 2019 at 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
Balkon Tactics, Pieter Nieuwlandstraat 95
Amsterdam, no 1093 XN Netherlands
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Weekly programming course for beginners - 6 Saturdays starting 2nd November - Learning to program a computer can be an extremely rewarding and creative activity, like learning to play an instrument or learning to draw. It can be used to build a website, to make a game, or to understand the digital world from a technical point of view and the best part is that anyone can do it! It is a sad fact that almost all programming communities are…

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Inspiring Activism: Salida de emergencia

November 26, 2019 at 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Nieuwland, Pieter Nieuwlandstraat 95
Amsterdam, 1093 XN Netherlands
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Screening in Spanish/English, English subtitels (Ducth below) Once a month, NieuwLand and BalkonTactics screen a documentary about activism. This month: Salida de Emergencia - Emergency exit - 2019 This documentary shows different altruistic initiatives that have emerged from civilians to support refugees and migrants who are trapped in Greece borders. We will see how activists and professionals from different sectors try to offer solidarity that European migration policies have denied to those who are fleeing death. Doors open: 19:30, start…

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April 2020

For your information

April 30, 2020 at 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Due to the coronavirus crisis, we have provisionally suspended the face-to-face workshops. We are working on being able to carry out some live-streamed sessions. You will be timely informed. However, since you are already here, we kindly invite you to take a look into our previous events that go so long as two years already! Hope you like our work, and we can come back to be face-to-face soon. Stay safe & care for each other!

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November 2020

Smartphone Privacy CheckUP

November 17, 2020 at 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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An event every 2 weeks that begins at 4:00 pm on Tuesday, happening 3 times

One event on November 17, 2020 at 4:00 pm

Free

Smartphones are build to become our most versatile assistant at hand.However, despite the convenience they offer, the knowledge they accumulate about us turns them into a real problem towards our privacy. During these Tuesday evenings, we will talk about why this happens and practice on how you can take more control on your smartphone, and your data. This session will be live streaming on https://bit.ly/38Pv3d4 ******** RSVP recommended: If you planning to join us, please drop a word at info@balkontactics.nl…

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Up/Root Democracy, Session 1: Resisting Data Extraction

November 18, 2020 at 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Free

Up/Root Democracy Framer Framed and Network Democracy present Up/Root Democracy, an online public program focused on extractive systems undermining human/non-human rights. Looking for a potential balance for legitimate, ethical and sustainable systems in the Anthropocene, we need to consider new forms of political representation, legislation and re-politicise data and technology.Up/Root Democracy showcases the work of researchers, artists and activists; amidst an intersection of crisis, this program delves into how systems of extraction – digital, mineral, etc. – can be a force for or against democratisation.…

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Up/Root Democracy, Session 2: Algorithms on Trial

November 24, 2020 at 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Free

The second session of Up/Root Democracy takes the shape of an online panel featuring Digital Justice researcher Fieke Jansen, privacy activist Susana Sanz, and artist Helen Knowles. You can follow the event live on the 24th of November at 17:00 through Framer Framed’s YouTube channel, where panellists will be answering questions from the public. As much as algorithms are used in our everyday life to seemingly innocently suggest playlists, products, and pages on through social media, a darker side broods.…

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December 2020

Smartphone Privacy CheckUP

December 1, 2020 at 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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An event every 2 weeks that begins at 4:00 pm on Tuesday, happening 3 times

One event on November 17, 2020 at 4:00 pm

Free

Smartphones are build to become our most versatile assistant at hand.However, despite the convenience they offer, the knowledge they accumulate about us turns them into a real problem towards our privacy. During these Tuesday evenings, we will talk about why this happens and practice on how you can take more control on your smartphone, and your data. This session will be live streaming on https://bit.ly/38Pv3d4 ******** RSVP recommended: If you planning to join us, please drop a word at info@balkontactics.nl…

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Smartphone Privacy CheckUP

December 15, 2020 at 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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An event every 2 weeks that begins at 4:00 pm on Tuesday, happening 3 times

One event on November 17, 2020 at 4:00 pm

Free

Smartphones are build to become our most versatile assistant at hand.However, despite the convenience they offer, the knowledge they accumulate about us turns them into a real problem towards our privacy. During these Tuesday evenings, we will talk about why this happens and practice on how you can take more control on your smartphone, and your data. This session will be live streaming on https://bit.ly/38Pv3d4 ******** RSVP recommended: If you planning to join us, please drop a word at info@balkontactics.nl…

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