Art and New Technology in Amsterdam. We explore the possibilities and challenges that new technology offers art, design and society. You are most welcome to join us.
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12 presentations x 5 minutes
From zen gardening to suitcase entrepreneurship, and from abstract photography to Dutch short films. This month's Ignite Amsterdam will present you with plenty of nice ideas to get you through the holiday happenings. And don't forget: you can join us and the speakers for a hot bowl of Portuguese ...
How to play together
We had another productive Slum Sessions, sharing proposals and envisioning collaborations for our Freezing Favela. We also discussed the rules of play for our next session where we will game to understand who can go where.
Pet trades his huge toy collection in exchange for food
Missing the good ol' days when it was all play and no work? If you'd like to spend your Sunday afternoon nobly helping a hungry artist while revisiting your childhood, then this was something for you. You could exchange your food for toys from Pet van de Luijtgaarden's Playmobil collection.
Bring your dream plan
Designers, builders and livers have been happily discussing the future of the Freezing Favela. During Slum Sessions #3 we shared our proposals to fulfill the favela needs.
This Sunday at Ruilen we have two very different swap events. In one area, there will be an Art for Art trade. The event will offer a less conventional way of dealing art, where collectors and artists will directly exchange ar...
Coats and Scarves edition
Starting this month Ignite Amsterdam takes place at Mediamatic Fabriek. That means we weren't only talking about ideas, but were actually inside one. (Find out more about the Fabriek here). That said, the speakers were on top of their game like always, and their work was as ...
Swap clothes at Toko deLux
In collaboration with Toko van Timur (an initiative from Amsterdam East) we organised Toko deLux. Visitors swapped the sweater that, honestly, looked better on the mannequin, last year's winter coat they wore too often, or the dress that was either too big or too small but still in mint condition...
Producing an organic favela
We enjoyed a very productive session, planning the future of our favela whilst sipping on homemade Vodka produced organically from 100 % local trash.
And swap a recipe for our chefs' surprising stamppot
Stamppot (mash pot) is the archetypical Dutch dish. Traditionally it's made with potatoes, leafy greens or cabbages only Dutch people know, and served with sausage. Nowadays, however, due to the welcome influence of other cultures and cuisines, stamppot comes in all sorts and sizes. You could swa...
Complete your collection
If the Albert Heijn is failing at supplying you with a complete set of Superdieren cards, last Sunday it was time to take matters into your own hands. Stop spending money, and instead just trade your double cards against someone else's. Bet you, you had a complete set within no time. There was al...