Nature, biology and art in Amsterdam. We research the possibilities and challenges that biology brings to art, design and society. We organise lectures, workshops and art projects. You're welcome to join.
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Little Red Riding Hood and the Smell of Fear
Odorama 36 - with Frank Bloem, Dik van der Meulen, Jasper de Groot, Jonas Klinkenberg and Jan Jedenak
“What great big nose you have, grandma?” “All the better to smell you with, my dear.” This evening we will research the smells in fairytales. Often meant to frighten children, one of the genre's staple smells is fear. We have invited our speakers to delve into this scent as we discover other…
Always Do Your Best
Bert Mulder is dead. We miss him
Bert was a brilliant friend and a board member of Mediamatic for nearly 30 years. The words "Always do your best" sum up the fourth of "The Four Agreements", a shamanistic spiritual handbook by Don Miguel Ruiz. Bert made this the heading of the invitation and programme to his…
with Wouter Hassing
Would you like to know what it takes to grow your own mushrooms? During this workshop, fungi expert Wouter Hassing will teach you about the potential of mycelium and how to start mushroom cultivation. Go home with a bag of ready-to-sprout oyster mushrooms and starter knowledge on fungal strains
Opening presentation: Precious Burden
Presentation and exhibition opening by Asefeh Tayebani
Asefeh Tayebani will give a lecture about her work Precious Burden, in which she shares a glimpse of what it means to be autistic through a set of objects. After the presentation, you can experience these works yourself. As a designer with autism, Asefeh Tayebani strives for equal recognition, as…
DesignLab X Mediamatic
Eggshell, human hair, seashells, wood curls, protein powder, fish skin, vegetable, and fruit waste. Reading the list above raises the question; what is is the common line?! The answer is simple: waste. But who defines the difference between “waste” and “useful”? The first year DesignLab students…