One day VJing and AudioVisual performance event - performances, presentations and installations.

Sunday, 19th July 2009 - Fábrica Braço de Prata, Lisboa, Portugal






1998-2009 R.I.P.


This year's abertura3 event is dedicated to the destruction of Squat Milada and to it's former occupants who resisted their eviction until the end, placing some of their lives in danger in an attempt to save their former home. Milada was the last squat of it's kind in the Czech Republic and one of the last still standing in Europe. Here is their manifesto and call for support. If you have any ideas of how you can support, please contact them via the link provided below. Thank You.






Manifesto of the Milada squatters
to the events of 1.7.09


We, as the ex inhabitants of squat Milada, would like to express our statement about events that happened on 30th June. On this day was made a violent eviction of eleven years functioning cultural and social centre, which represented the last place of its kind in the Czech Republic. By this moment something has changed in all of us: nazis from the security agency Prague security group together with cops destroyed during one day the place where we had been transforming our dreams and visions into reality.

The Minister for Human Rights Kocab promised to initiate a conference about potential substitute space, however, we are not going to rely on politicians in this battle and we are not going to calm down the rightful anger of people to whom Milada meant something. Regardless of the results of the negotiation there is going to come an adequate answer to the eviction of Milada, which is going to hurt institutions responsible for this action. We feel urgent need to generate new spaces where we can live and create in our own way, without authority. Any kind of activity pointing to this goal is from our point of view legitimate. Society, where is common that goverment institutions go hand in hand with neonazis against people creating non-commercial culture has no right to call itself free.

Support demonstrations, start direct actions, be creative! Something has ended by the eviction of Milada but there´s also space for creating something new.
No repression stops our desire for freedom!

milada squat