“A Space for Rope Educators, Organisers and Artists to Build, Connect & Create.”


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What is it?

Rope in Europe is experiencing an exponential growth, with an established existing community and an unforeseen influx of eager newcomers across multiple cities and venues. While this is very exciting, it also means the community-builders of our rope-scenes will face new challenges.

RopeWork.Org is a participant-driven, unconference style meeting, and in 2018 it will take place December 14th to 16th at Kinetik Speicher (Hamburg)  which you and I and everyone else attending bring knowledge to the table. During this meta–rope event we will facilitate a variety of discussions, workshops, skill-shares, and roundtables on issues connected to event organising, teaching and performing with ropes. This time around you will also have the benefit of the beautiful space that is Kinetik Speicher, with plenty of opportunities to do rope and have fun. 

Topics may include: exchanging teaching skills and techniques, strategies for rope organisers for growing and engaging their communities, setting up rope and community-driven spaces, marketing strategies, insurance and safety consideration for venues and performers/artists. We also welcome more theoretical discussion topics on how we see the rope community growing and changing in Europe.

We will both have scheduled sessions as well as open spaces in order to facilitate the best possible weekend for everyone involved. We will run parallel sessions and session topics will be decided on the first day of the (un)conference.

Who is it for?

Are you a rope educator looking to exchange teaching techniques? Perhaps you help out at your local Peer Rope or Hitchin’ Bitches and would like to meet with others who do the same? Are you are a rope bondage performer, artist or venue owner looking to network and share experiences about running your business? Maybe you’re simply a rope enthusiast looking to kickstart your community’s first rope event and don’t know how or where to start?

We are inviting rope lovers to share a weekend with us to learn, network and share in order to build a stronger community.

We are looking for a wide range of perspectives, backgrounds and interests in ropes and wish to reflect and represent the incredible diversity of the European rope scene.

This experience will offer an opportunity for us to explore what it means to teach learn, organise and build our local groups. Our local rope communities are growing and we are facing similar challenges, joys and milestones, so let’s help each other grow!

Where is it? 

When is it?

14/12 2018 – 17:00 to 16/06 – 17:00

How much is it

€50 person or reduced price €45 person for those travelling from further away and those short on funds. You can also apply for a limited number of spots as volunteer. You have to opportunity  to help others by deciding if you wish to pay a bit more for your ticket. Please contact us for details at ropework.org@gmail.com.

If interested in volunteering, please contact ceci@helsinkishibari.com

This is a non-for-profit event.

Who is organising this?

Hedwig (Hitchin’ Bitches, Malmo Sweden)
Patriq & Fittglitter (Bound<3, Stockholm Sweden)
Ceci Ferox (Helsinki Shibari, Helsinki Finland)

in collaboration with Henrik Wintermute (Kinetik Speicher Hamburg, Germany) 


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