Update: with the Corona situation we are not able to keep going with our practices like we used to do. This doesn’t mean we stopped of course, but we are figuring out day by day how to best move. To stay up to date, check our Telegram Channel at t.me/thebarricade
The Barricade is a volunteer-run collective inspired by raccoons and anarchism.
Every Sunday from 4pm to 11pm we do what we can to oppose this capitalist society we live in by being open as a social space with a public library and an anti-foodwaste kitchen.
Our library has a variety of books and zines on anarchism, feminism and queer theory, marxism, decolonialism, environmentalism, squatting and DIY culture. This collection consists of both classic and contemporary texts in English and Dutch. Becoming a member and borrowing books is free. You can consult our collection online at this link.
We believe that self-education is a crucial element in the struggle for social change and therefore we aim to provide a space for collective learning. We organize discussions, reading groups and workshops that are free and open to anyone interested.
At 7pm we serve a vegan dinner for donation out of what would have been otherwise trash.
By fighting foodwaste we make it possible for people to eat a decent meal without having to pay a fortune, and we support the library activities and other political collectives with the donations we receive.
We welcome anyone who wants to join us, be it for cooking, cleaning the dishes, rescuing food or helping with the library.
Email: For questions, ideas and proposals you can contact us at barricade [at] riseup.net
Location: ACU, Voorstraat 71, Utrecht
To stay updated on our events and activities you can follow us here:
- You can subscribe to our Telegram Channel at t.me/thebarricade
- You can also find our (just like other collectives’) events on radar.squat.net
If you really must you can find us on Facebook as well, but we’d prefer the above mentioned ones.