Free to be: Portraits of ADM (Paper Fetish, Amsterdam


Free to be: Portraits of ADM

ADM (Amsterdam D.I.Y. Community) was a creative free haven and the Netherlands’ largest squatted community. On January 7, 2019, ADM residents were brutally evicted from the terrain they occupied for 21 years, although the United Nations issued two interim measures against the eviction.
In 21 years, ADMers built a unique space teeming with creativity, a beautiful and chaotic experiment of interaction between people and the nature. ADM space was razed to the ground during the eviction, in which most ADMers lost their home and personal belongings.
Valeria Mongelli did a photo reportage on ADM community, documenting the last weeks of its existence.
Paper Fetish will host a temporary exhibition of Valeria’s work. The presentation of the photos will be accompanied by the screening of the short documentary “Once was squatters’ paradise”, which includes some of Valeria’s photos. The documentary was realized by the newsroom of
The meeting will be accompanied by an Italian dinner (optional), music and artist talk with screening. Guest presentations related to the topic are welcome.

18.00 - doors open
18.30 dinner served
19.30 - artist talk and screening.
21.30 - 22.30 party with music.

Dinner donation: 10 euros
Event donation: 10 euros, or 5 euros for the members of Paper fetish (1 drink included)
Event profits will be donated to ADM community.


Address Paper Fetish:

Droogbak 9 H
Amsterdam, Netherlands 1013GG

Thursday, February 7, 2019 - 18:00