Ignite is run by locals, for locals. Fast-paced and merciless, speakers get five minutes to present, making use of twenty slides that auto-advance every fifteen seconds. All presentations are given in English.
Tara Karpinski: Pink Pony Express
Pink Pony Express is a four-person design collective that tackles sites of struggle by visualizing them. Tonight they'll present their latest project: Supernatural. In Amsterdam West discarded bread is plaguing the streets, and causing problems between the residents and the city. Confused? Join us to find out more.
Sam van Doorn
Sam graduated from ArtEZ as a graphic designer in 2012. Tonight he will present his graduation project, STYN. STYN is a pinball machine turned drawing tool, built from the idea that new tools lead to fresh designs.
Peter Sattler and Kristinn Guðmundsson
Friends and artists Peter and Kristinn cut down a big tree and traveled around Europe distributing, processing, and exhibiting its parts. A final exhibition of the project will open in February.
Megan M. Garr
Megan is a poet and the founder and editor of Versal, Amsterdam's only international literary and arts journal. Now 10 years old, and with several awards and accolades behind it, Versal's sights are set on fundamentally improving the literary and arts economy - from the inside out.
Valentina is a designer and architect. Tonight she'll present the project Herbarium Taste, in which she conveys information about food by approaching ingredients as technical objects. In a growing series of illustrations, she maps ingredients' values and properties, and connects these to the images and tastes we know and love.
Lebanese performance and video artist Lina Issa makes art revolving around issues of place, otherness and the performativity of (cultural) identity. For the exhibition Ruilen she made the performance What If, If I take your Place?, where she lived the lives of participants for a brief moment.
Kim van Poelgeest (1000 Drawings)
For the third consecutive year 1000 Drawings Amsterdam is raising money with A5 artworks. Draw anything, with anything, on anything A5, are the instructions. All drawings are sold during the party exhibition on April 19 at De Brakke Grond. This year's proceeds go to Favela Painting, a project in Brazil. Find out more about this initiative from Kim van Poelgeest, the creative director.
Designing and producing a product is one thing, but launching it requires a whole different set of skills. Based on experiences with launching for instance the HotTug, LEEV Mobility, and Social-unit, Jochem will tell us all about the do's and don'ts of launching meaningful products.
Too Good to Waste
Experienced dietician and foodie at heart, Georgina van den Berg, will tell us about Too Good to waste, an initiative of young food professionals who love food and hate waste! Too Good To Waste tries to find solutions for food waste and they launched their first product at the end of august, a highly qualified gazpacho made of tomatoes that otherwise would have been wasted.
William van Giessen & Joost van der Steen
William and Joost are O.K. PARKING, a design studio from Arnhem with a passion for periodicals and paper. Find out about their work, which ranges from corporate design to the organization of Facing Pages, one of the largest independent magazine events in the world, tonight.
Esther Polak and Bert Kommerij
The artist duo Esther Polak and Ivar van Bekkum together with Bert Kommerij use sand to create temporary interactive artworks by mapping locations with sand circles. Thus they create Do-It-Yourself tactile street graffiti. You can read about their project on their blog.
Rose Heliczer (De Kleine Dingen Bakker)
Rose is De Kleine Dingen Bakker. Starting from a small house with a small oven, it only made sense to bake small things. Which doesn't mean she doesn't have medium-sized, or even big dreams. For instance of owning a small shop where she can sell small things. Find out more tonight.
Advance tickets (online) are €6,-. Tickets at the door are €8,-. Members pay €1 online and €3,- at the door. Location: Mediamatic Fabriek, VOC-Kade 10, Amsterdam. Doors open at 19:30. We serve soup (€ 6,-) until 20:30, then the first speaker kicks off.
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