Roodkapje is Rotterdam’s local laboratory for
ART X MUSIC X FOOD and everything in between

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Roodkapje is Rotterdam's local laboratory for
ART X LIVE X FOOD and everything in between

23 November 2023

so happy together #2 with Questions Collective

so happy together #2
With Questions Collective

A series of public happenings on collectivity and being together.
Experimental cooking, eating and digesting as a way of community building.

Thursday 23 November 2023. so happy together #1: happy?
How to find ways of collective self-determination? How to challenge existing hierarchies? How to share and redistribute responsibilities and power?
Questions Collective will give a workshop on organizing yourself, collectively challenging the status quo, and building networks of trust while practicing self-care.

Maximum amount people attending: 35 (prior registration through website only)
17:00h Collective cooking (small group ±10 people)
19:00h Workshop Questions Collective
22:00h end

Attendance is free and open to everyone, but places are limited.
You can sign up to join for our collective cooking session and workshop together or for the workshop (and eating of the food) only.

so happy together
In recent years there has been a growing interest in collaborative and collective practices in the arts. Think of last year's large-scale exhibition Documenta fifteen, which has been described as a 'collective of collectives'. Where does this increased focus on collectivity come from? What does it actually mean to work collectively? Is collective practice an end in itself or a means to achieve something else? Roodkapje wants to actively explore these questions in the light of our in-house residency programme, the Hamburger Community, which aims to provide a site for learning and experimenting with collaboration and collectivity. At Roodkapje we believe that collaboration can be trained, but collectivity is lived through coming together, practicing and sharing.

From September 2023 to March 2024, Roodkapje is organizing three collective happenings, followed by a Sympa-posium (sympathetic symposium), to actively engage with these questions. For each session we invite local, national and international collectives to actively share their experiences and insights. Each happening is built around the burger, both as a unifying factor in the Hamburger Community and as the definition of 'civilian' in Dutch. Through cooking, eating and digesting together, we will explore what it means to be (or not to be) a burger in a larger community; how to experiment radically with distribution of power in existing hierarchies; how to find ways of collective self-determination in inhospitable systems; how to build collectivity with more than human collaborators? Expect speculative tastings, sensational workshops and juicy conversations.

Questions Collective is a colourful, energetic and socially engaged entity that makes multidisciplinary art to question the status quo. With self-mockery, we rebel against the rules of the art world to break it open and make it more inclusive: We do not pretend to hold the truth, but dare to ask questions and experiment. We encourage others to be curious, question the rules and claim their own place in the (art) world. Reality is a construction we can build ourselves, step by step. Collaboration is essential in this.

QC was born from a group of artist friends who felt the need to support each other in their individual practice, and this led to artistic collaborations. We combine our diverse backgrounds in design, music, theatre and visual arts in creating cross-disciplinary work. QC starts a project from a topic and then looks for the most appropriate art form to tell that story.

❗️❗️ There are a limited number of places available for 'so happy together #1'. If you can't make it, please be so kind as to let us know by emailing so we can give your place to someone else.

🍢🍢 Please note that this evening has a workshop format, we kindly ask everyone to actively participate 🙂 All food served during the evening will be vegan. If you have any dietary needs or requirements please let us know by emailing after reserving your ticket

🪐🪐 The spaces of Roodkapje are on the ground floor. There are no wheelchair accessible toilets.

📣📣 The evening will be in English.

28 September 2023: so happy together #1: so?
23 November 2023: so happy together #2: happy?
11 January 2024: so happy together #3: together?

so happy together is part of our research into collective practice, made possible by the kind support of Gemeente Rotterdam, Mondriaan Fonds, Stichting Ondernemersbelangen Rotterdam, Prins Bernhard Cultuurfonds, Stichting Bevordering van Volkskracht, Stichting Elise Mathilde Fonds, Fonds Podiumkunsten