The Vakbond voor Transgressie (Union for Transgression, later referred to as VvT) is committed to serve the interests of boundary shifters: first of all to actualize their practises and find ethical and sublimated ways to positions them in our world. As with other kinds of unions the VvT uses a few methods to do so. The VvT will engage in enhancing the availability of work, increase working conditions, increase pay and will better the context in which many boundary shifters work and live.
As for the position and reputation of many boundary shifters isn't ideal, the VvT sees it as her task to offer boundary shifters the possibility the professionalize their practice and offers the possibility to engage not only with themselves but with fellow boundary shifters and with the world. For their capabilities and position in the world is way to valuable and important to be left untouched.
The way we deal with problems in our society has been the same for thousands of years, yet we keep walking into the same kind of problems as war, shortages, migrations and poverty, with all their consequences. The VvT has noticed that the time is there to find a new way of engaging with the problems we face as a society and sees a great possibility in anyone who dares to exceed the boundaries of our society and culture. Therefor it wants to strengthen their position and help them be able to face the world in more or less a constructive way, to prepare them to build the future.
The VvT is working together with many partners. For example street-artists, ruangrupa, the ruruhuis, professors and many others. To see some of the projects of the VvT you'll have to look for the emblem on this website, or look on www.vakbondvoortransgressie.org. Would you like to know more about the VvT, it's methods and the ideas that started it, read On the VvT and De Grensverlegger.
The VvT works in a shadow area, therefore it contacts boundary shifters directly and has a website that only shows information in retrospective. The VvT is only funded by partners that ask nothing in return.