Art, nature, biology and food in Amsterdam. You're welcome to join.
Kitchen Cabinet Smell Sessions
With art and smell historian Caro Verbeek
How does the smell of nail polish remind of an artwork of Bernini? What story does the smell of laurel tells about Napoleons time? And which role plays the smell of peanut butter in Dutch art history? During three online sessions, smell and art historian Caro Verbeek will talk about years of art…
We are Growing Edible Flowers
15 meters from farm to plate
Mediamatic ETEN and the Aquaponics Farm together are aiding the growth of a project that started "rooting" its way into Mediamatic's collection a couple of years ago; and now with the arrival of this year's spring this project is in full bloom! If it isn't already obvious we are cultivating an…
From Packaging to Beaver Skin
How to build a mycelium pigeon tower roof #1
The pigeon and the mycelium are in joint agreement. Pigeons don’t nest on soggy surfaces and mycelium prefers high humidity, but don’t like the wet. It is critical: The tower needs a roof. But what is the right material?
Is it an urban mushroom farm? Is it a pigeon tower? Is it a pile of compost?
What are those structures outside the barn at Mediamatic?
Because these structures are made from living mycelium WHAT you call it probably depends on WHEN you encounter it. At first they are horizontal mushroom farms, and many of our neighbours have enjoyed picking the very tasty yellow oyster mushrooms that grow from its walls. If you look carefully…
We have a heat recovering ventilation system!
The most sustainable way to refresh air when it's cold outside
Since the summer we've been busy investigating and installing a complete ventilation system in our office and the project spaces. During the lockdown, Daniël will put the finishing touches to the installation so we can have a continious stream of fresh air in every space once we open again!
We are currently closed
Due to the corona measures we are putting our public program on hold for the coming time. This means no workshops, lectures or open tours. In the meantime we take care of the plants in the Aquaponics, experiment with fermenting techniques and build the pigeon tower with mycelium waste. We are also…