upcoming events in .zip

June 1st, 2024
14:00 - 18:00


A Shimmer In the Dark:
a playtest with Sophie Allerding

In A Shimmer in the Dark you will play a group of workers on an oil rig in the North Sea. Under pressure from environmental activists and facing the depletion of fossil fuel resources on Earth, deep-sea drilling is coming to an end. The workers are having their final shift on the oil rig, uncertain about what lies ahead; In a more and more automated world, the need for human labour is diminishing. A Shimmer in the Dark is speculative climate fiction that imagines a world at the end of petroleum extraction and human labour, addressing our relationship with the unknown.

If you would like to join the LARP test session, please sign up via email to hello@zipspace.nl as there are very limited spots available.

Free (donation based)

13:45 – 14:00   
Walk in
14:00 – 17:00 
LARP test: 'A Shimmer In the Dark'
by Sophie Allerding 
17:00 – 18:00  
collective feedback

Runtime LARP
~ 3 hours
Content warnings
Unspoken conflict and tension, climate anxiety.

︎︎︎ About Sophie Allerding ︎ 

Sophie Allerding (she/they) is an interdisciplinary artist focused on storytelling and crafting experiences that foster meaningful encounters. The central theme in ➫ Sophie’s work is the evolving relationship between humans and their environment in light of the planetary crisis.

Rooted in world building and speculative fiction, Sophie employs various media such as role-playing games, audio/visuals, and radio to unravel the multifaceted nature of our shared reality. Sophie is active in the feminist collectives POSSY and Radio Echo Collective and part of .zip-space, an artist-run interdisciplinary project space in Rotterdam.

June 14, 2024
17:00 - 21:00

- trash hacking 
- koopavond
- benefit

Garagesale: Salon de Refuses

A cemetery of concepts where killed darlings lie; a maze filled with deconstructed lovers; a sanctuary for misfitted misprints. salon des refuses stands as a monument to the beauty found in the rejected, the unconventional, and the radical.

Born from the era of trash-hacking, our residents at .zip have delved into the depths of their digital wastebaskets to resurrect works that defy norms and challenge perceptions.
You'll find that some pieces are whispering for a second chance. these works, marked for sale, carry with them the promise of transformation—not just for the piece itself but for .zip as a community.

All proceeds from the sale of these artifacts will be channeled back into improving .zip and organizing public events in 2024, fostering a cycle of continuous creation.

17:00 Walk in for vrijmibo, our bar is open
18:00 - 20:00 Music sets by .zip residences
21:00 closing time

Be early to cherry pick your favorites!

July 7, 2024
14:00 - 22:00

- radio

Ghost Hardware: Radio Frequencies

Save the date! More information follows

Ghost Hardware is as an intimate testing ground where you can dive into hacking, understanding, and deconstructing tools. during the events .zip is open to you to dig through different bits of code for interactive projects we and other digital makers prepared for you to test and play with. get to know us and the tools we have here, share knowledge and hang out. each session concludes with a movie screening.

Pay what you can for material you use to prototype, we have some material you can use

No electronic knowledge needed

Timetable will be on the website

Questions? Send us a message