Explore the public realm through hacking, street art and photography. Imagine organic housing constructions, or dive into the magical world of parasites. What would The Netherlands look like if our maps were no longer based on space, but on time? These were some of the things we explored during Ignite Amsterdam 12. View our upcoming Ignite events here.
Ignite is run by locals, for locals. Founded in Seattle, the events are held around the world. Ignite is fast-paced and merciless, but most of all they're fun, thought-provoking nights, full of fresh ideas and clever insights. Speakers get five minutes to present their idea. They make use of twenty slides that auto-advance every fifteen seconds. A ruthless moderator will guarantee those five minutes aren't exceeded. Ignite serves as a platform for locals to connect offline and have a drink together. All presentations will be given in English.
Harmen de Hoop
Harmen intervenes in the public realm, by adjusting and re-appropriating objects and spaces.
Hack de Overheid
Alper Çugun will talk with us about data. Where is it and who has it? Why do we need it, how do we get it, and what do we do with it? Hack de Overheid works with organizations, governments and individuals on making data accessible, usable, and understandable.
Cassander Eeftinck Schattenkerk
Cassander's photographs recall landscapes known to most of us only through the glossy pages of scientific magazines, or television. Transforming materials and employing scale, he captures new, unstable worlds.
Working in the realm of (hyper) pop culture, both Bertin's visual work as well as his music/sound work is colorfully offbeat.
Marc photographs public spaces, transforming busy squares and intersections into chess boards, and pedestrians into pawns.
A Netherlands Film and Television Academy graduate, Matthias explores new technologies and media. High on interaction, his installations deal with the dialog between human presence and technological interventions.
Winner of the Hollandse Nieuwe Theaterprijs 2011. Quinsy's a good-hearted maverick who recently received publicity of a whole different kind - the young poet was beaten up by the police and arrested for wearing a Zwarte Piet is Racisme t-shirt to a Sinterklaas parade.
Marc Engelsma (Central Veterinary Institute Wageningen)
The Diplozoon Paradoxum is probably the most monogamous creature on this planet. The parasite has to find another parasite to survive. Together the two parasites become one. Marc (fish and shellfish diseases expert) will tell us about this and other parasites.
Arjan Scherpenisse and Vincent Meertens
TIMEMAPS imagines the map of The Netherlands based on time, instead of space. The map becomes bigger in the evenings when fewer buses and trains are operable, and shrinks during rush hour.
Feike de Jong
Expeditie Biesbosch is a short-term, flood-resistant accommodation. Situated on the border between land and water, the skeleton of the temporary living quarters is made of willows. Expeditie Biesbosch was nominated for the Ondernemen met Natuur Natuurprijs 2011.
Annebel works as an illustrator and animator. At the end of this month, her latest project Mode Alphabet (Fashion Alphabet) will be presented. Tonight she'll give us a sneak preview.
Radna works with institutions like the Rijksakademie and Castrum Peregrini, and co-hosts the ever-charming Future Vintage radio show. Tonight she'll talk about Seeing Sounds, a monthly evening exploring music culture through film.
Erris Huigens and Gysbert Zijlstra
Doors open at 8pm, the first speaker kicks off at 8.30pm. Location: Mediamatic Bank, Vijzelstraat 68 Amsterdam. Tickets €2.- excl membership. If you don't have a membership card, you can buy one at the door for €5.-.