Bond Precaire Woonvormen


The 2.Dh5 festival is a place to exchange ideas about grass-roots campaigns, tactics and methods of action that bring our ideals of a free and inclusive society closer. This is done through analyzes of the current and historical context, by looking at real alternatives, and by (re)discovering strategies. View the entire program here on 22, 23 and 24 February.

From BPW we participate in 2 activities: Housing struggle and solidarity networks on Saturday 23 February from 14:30 to 16:15 in the Overtoom 301 in Amsterdam. And Knowledge is Macht about the power of research and knowledge in the fight for affordable housing on Sunday 24 February from 14:00 to 15:15 in the lounge, Overtoom 301(OT301) in Amsterdam.

Housing struggle and solidarity networks

Sat 23 Feb : 14:30 – 16:15 in the Cinema (OT301), Overtoom 301 Amsterdam

Bond Precaire Woonvorm workshop on housing struggle precarity, solidarity networks and action.

From the Bond Precaire Woonvorm we have many years of experience with housing insecurity and supporting residents in claiming their rights. These are problems that in our current society are largely individualized and thus made invisible. Our main strategy is to organize temporary solidarity networks. With local members of the BPW we have recently laid the foundation for a permanent network in Amsterdam that we would like to present to you during the 2.Dh5 festival. To the members of other action groups, residents of Amsterdam and the visitors of the festival. To jointly shape the network, a network based on mutual aid with which we can immediately and quickly claim our rights of residence and make the troublemaker understand that the right of residence is no joke. Because eviction is not the failure of the individual but the failure of society as a whole, the result of a rotten system.

Bond Precaire Woonvormen

The Bond Precaire Woonvorm was set up to demand the housing rights of people who live temporarily, insecurely or too expensively. We fight for stable housing with security for everyone. The BPW organizes tenants in solidarity networks and offers (legal) back-up, both substantively and morally for (flex) residents who want to stand up for their rights. The Bond Precaire Woonvorm has been active as a volunteer association since 2010. More info:

Knowledge is power

Sun 24 Feb : 14:00 – 15:15 in the Lounge (OT301), Overtoom 301 Amsterdam

Can research and information make a positive contribution to the struggle for affordable housing? About experiences with 'militant research' on the housing market in the past and present, also from across the border. Can structural matters be organized around this type of research?

Can research and information make a positive contribution to the struggle for affordable housing? And how do you organize that? The market for housing (and work/living space in general) has gone completely crazy, especially in large cities. In an interplay between political (dis)regulation and financial forces, real estate is increasingly becoming a commodity and part of speculation. That is what is meant by the term 'financialisation'. People who try to fight for affordable housing or a liveable neighborhood often have the greatest difficulty in understanding the financial and political forces alone. This is used by politicians and real estate cowboys to convince people that there is really no other way and that there is no alternative to their policies. To find out what the (financial) history is of the neighborhood or city, or even a building, you have to do breakneck feats these days and have an understanding of all kinds of financial vehicles and investment terms.

It is important to organize expertise to arm ourselves to beat politicians, media and real estate guys. The same knowledge and information is useful to convince people that things must and can be done differently than the wet dreams of the 'real estate financial complex'. The workshop will tell about experiences with 'militant research' on the housing market in the past and present, and will also include experiences from across the border. The aim of the workshop is, among other things, to examine whether structural matters could also be organized around this type of research.

A website has been set up for information about financialisation of housing:


Kees City

Publicist, activist and alter-globalistMore info:

SPOK (Speculation Research Collective)

The SPOK has been a louse in the fur of the local real estate mafia of Amsterdam and the surrounding area since 1977. Unfortunately, the slogan “Houses are for living in, not for speculating” is just as relevant today as it was then.More info:

Bond Precaire Woonvormen