Collectively Creative / 
Creatively Collective

is a program researching collective responses to the challenges faced by contemporary creative makers through collaborative learning 

On Thursday, May 23rd, 2024, from 18.30 – 20.30, @ Buurtwerkplaats Noorderhof
(doors open and soup is served at 18.00)

Collectively Creative /
Creatively Collective / invites Mokum Kraakt: for an artist talk and artist, Layla Gijsen, for a lino-printing workshop

Preserving space for creative expression is increasingly challenging. As city rents rise and artistic production is deemed a luxury, how can we continue to create space for experimentation? Mokum Kraakt will speak on how they started squatting to confront this problem. Their squatting activism isn’t only about living space, but also about space for creativity and art. They will talk about the exhibitions they organized in squatted buildings, why they made a book about the struggle for space in Amsterdam, how this evolved into a new publishing house, and why collective action is necessary to create alternatives in an unaffordable city. 

Join us for a collective conversation about reclaiming space for creativity and practice the accessible technique of lino-cutting so you can learn to easily produce your own prints.

Would you like to join? Sign up by sending an email to

You can also sign up for the digital reading group; please specify this, and you will be added to the Dropbox folder.
This program is donation-based. 

This project is supported by: 
- Amsterdams Fonds voor de Kunst
- Buurtwerkplaats Noorderhof
- Gemeente Amsterdam: Stadsdeel Nieuw-West

Special thanks to Tobias Krasenberg for your guidance. 
Graphic design by Odile Kizilkaya.