We are thrilled to announce the second edition of AGORA CLUB ||: THRILL DEMETER! 

Thrill Demeter will bring together dining, discussions, performances, dancers, a vogue ball fashion parade and DJs to collectively perform and explore the act of transformation in an age reliant on extremities.

  • WHEN? Thursday 22nd November 19:00 –  02:00
  • WHERE? The University of the Underground at De MarktkantineJan van Galenstraat 6, 1051 KM Amsterdam
  • HOW? CLICK HERE FOR TICKETS!
  • COST? Early Bird Tickets €7.00 (Students) / €10.00 (Regular)  

The evening will be hosted by board member of the University of the Underground American underground drag performer, emcee, filmmaker and actor – the one and only Peaches Christ accompanied by Nelly! 

In the next edition of Agora Club – the party that performs the act of social dreaming – The University of the Underground will orchestrate another ludic investigation: this time, exploring collective fears. Agora Club II: Thrill Demeter will bring together dining, discussions, performances, dancers, a fashion parade and DJs to collectively perform and explore the act of transformation in an age reliant on extremities. Focusing on radical queer identities and underrepresented voices, Agora Club applies design experiences with cultural and philosophical debate to stage collective participatory performance parties like no other. From the survivalist strategies required to endure the Anthropocene to Silicon Valley space trips to Mars, the dreamers of the day and participants will have to negotiate futures fraught with fear. The production of nightmares will dominate the evening’s narration from monster politics to environmental catastrophe; the thrill of Demeter will be summoned on the night of 22nd November.

Some of the questions we will explore:

Is there a way to untangle the psychology of fear from the production of future imaginaries? Can horror and fear produce counter-narratives to navigate our night terrors and dream up contagious futures to sustain uncertain times?

The next event will include discussions, dancing, a Thanksgiving dinner, a number of special guests and a vogue fashion parade with a whole host of international artists and some of Amsterdam’s most exciting emerging talents.

THE LINEUP TO FAR!

DJ SETS:

The experimental hip-hop duo from Seattle perform a special one-off show

Drummer, Producer, DJ and organiser of club night ‘Too Many Man’

Spoken word rapper and Sheffield’s first appointed Poet Laureate

  • DJ Pinnacle

Funk, soul and hip-hop beats on the decks

And more to be announced soon…

TALKS, WORKSHOPS & PERFORMANCES:

Writer, curator, critic and founder of We Make Money Not Art

Queer activist, vogue ball organiser & fashion designer

Bio-artist, designer and ½ creator of Amsterdam’s artist grown fatberg

Composer and sound designer for the Donkey Kong video games

Artist & Researcher in SETI (Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence)

Designer and oyster shell archaeologist

Musician, magician and astronomical conjurer

And more to be announced soon…

Come and support the University of the Underground at Agora Club ||: Thrill Demeter by getting your early bird tickets now!