Ignite Amsterdam 24

12 presentations x 5 minutes

30 Jan 2013

We're starting the new year fresh! That means we have rounded up twelve speakers with great and in one case a really small idea. Into indie mags, photography, hottubs, trees, culinary misfits, or a combination of the above? Want to know how to turn a pinball machine into a drawing device? Join us! Chef Robert will be serving a delicious Vichyssoise, a creamy potato 'n leeks classic, topped with a goat cheese mousse crouton. First come, first serve. Doors open at 19:30, speakers start at 20:30. Get your tickets online, it's cheaper that way.

Ignite

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.

Speakers

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.


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Tara Karpinski: Pink Pony Express - Tara Karpinski one of the four-person design collective Pink Pony Express presenting their latest project Supernatural at Ignite Amsterdam 24. Find out more about Ignite here. Aleksandra Kalashnikova

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.

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Ignite Amsterdam 24 - Graphic designer Sam van Doorn speaks at Ignite Amsterdam 24. Aleksandra Kalashnikova

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.

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Peter Sattler and Kristinn Guðmundsson - Artists speaking at Ignite Amsterdam 24. Aleksandra Kalashnikova

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.

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Megan M. Garr - Poet and editor Megan M. Garr speaks at Ignite Amsterdam 24. Find out more about Ignite here. Anca


Valentina Raffaelli

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.

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Valentina Raffaelli at Ignite Amsterdam 24 - Designer and architect Valentina Raffaelli presenting the project Herbarium Taste at Ignite Amsterdam 24. Anca

Lina Issa

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.


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Lina Issa - Lebanese performance and video artist Lina Issa speaks at Ignite Amsterdam 24. Find out more about Ignite here. Aleksandra Kalashnikova

With: Lina Issa

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.

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Kim van Poelgeest presents 1000 Drawings - At Ignite Amsterdam 24. Aleksandra Kalashnikova

Jochem Karstanje

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.


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Jochem Karstanje speaks - At Ignite Amsterdam 24. Aleksandra Kalashnikova

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.

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Georgina van den Berg - Presenting Too Good to Waste at Ignite Amsterdam 24. Find out more about Ignite here. Aleksandra Kalashnikova

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.

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William van Giessen - Designer William van Giessen speaks at Ignite Amsterdam 24. Anca

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.

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Esther Polak - 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. Esther speaks about Sandmapping at Ignite Amsterdam 24. Anca

With: Esther Polak

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.

More information

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.

You can already become a Mediamatic member for €5,- a month. Kids half price. Members visit our exhibitions for free, and get unusually large discounts on our events. Just because we like seeing you around.

Subbacultcha members get in for free. Buy a regular ticket, and use the discount code 'subb'.

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Audience chats at Ignite Amsterdam 24 - Find out more about Ignite here. Aleksandra Kalashnikova