'The Soya Republic' - a performance at We Make The City

June 22nd and 23rd, 2019

Come and listen to an incredible story about ‘The United Soya Republic’!

What can a glass of soy milk and soy biodiesel tell us about how we deal with agriculture and its workers? Quite a lot, according to Spanish photographer Jordi Ruiz Cirera. In this long-term project, he unravels the complex realities behind the intensive soy cultivation in Latin America. Being at the epicentre of the global food economy, agriculture in the Southern Cone is no longer a means of producing food but a global system designed to produce animal feed and biofuel. This has major consequences both on environmental and human scale.

Made possible in part by: Silent Disco DJs

  • Saturday June 22nd
  • Location: De Eester
    As part of the Eesterfestival, with market, workshops, music and a pop-up restaurant.

    Performance timetable:
    14:00 - 14:30
    17:30 - 18:00
    20:30 - 21:00

  • Sunday June 23rd
  • Location: Het Scheepvaartmuseum

    Performance timetable:
    12:00 - 12:30
    13:00 - 13:30
    14:00 - 14:30
    15:00 - 15:30
    16:00 - 16:30

    Entrance: free (no reservation required)
    Language: English & Dutch

From Docking Hub to Story Station

After three years of loyal service, we said goodbye to our Docking Hub. The 3x3x3m tiny house stood in three different areas in Amsterdam and welcomed 24 photographers from 18 different countries.

Now it is time for a new residency. One that will not only host our Dockers, but also be a home to our activities. A place where we can meet, discuss, celebrate and be inspired by our Dockers and their stories!

We have asked Amsterdam-based design agency Overtreders W to design the impossible: a home, a theatre, an exhibition, and a mobile piece of art that we can take wherever we like. We call it our Story Station. We are super excited about this and the first sketches look very promising!

The launch is due in September in Amsterdam's lively Westerpark. In the coming months we will give you a sneak peek and keep you posted on the developments.