Staff newsletter 25/2

Wednesday 25 February

Here's the weekly staff newsletter for you to know what's going on this week, and to share important information and fun facts

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Our new building -

NEW AT MEDIAMATIC

This week new in the crew, we have Xiang Yu Yeung. She will be our image editor. and apparently she is also going to do portraits of us!

OUR CHEF(s)

Mediamatic is getting more and more foodie people. Last week, Marieke who was a cook joined us, this week Sjim Hendrix becomes the chef of Mediamatic. After a quick google-search, I found an interview of him by the Vandejong Creative Agency here. It is in Dutch, but if you are interested, it’s worth google-translating it. Apparently he worked in a Michelin-starred restaurant, studied design at Rietveld Academy, and he also had his solo exhibition at W139, which broken the boundary between gastronomy and art. Our restaurant is going to be exciting!

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Sjim Hendricks -

UPCOMING WORKSHOPS

This Saturday 2 workshops are taking place:
Workshop: Grow Your Own Oyster Mushrooms and Workshop: Learn to Build Aquaponics.
The Mushroom workshop will be led by Maurizo Montalti, a designer, creative explorer and researcher, and like before, participants will learn how to cultivate mushrooms, and be able to take home their own growing bags!

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mushroom growing -

For the all-day Aquaponics workshop which is now full, participants will learn to build a little aquaponics that enable them to cultivate fish and plants together in a constructed, recirculating ecosystem utilizing natural bacterial cycles to convert fish waste to plant nutrients. Want to join? The next one will happen soon!

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- Aquaponics Liz Kunst

LINE-UP FOR NEXT BIOTALK IS COMPLETE!

Our next biotalk 3d printing with organic matter is taking place on 12 March. Among them, Formafantasma which use organic matter to create 3d printed objects; Aagje Hoekstra who is inspired by biomimicry and the rapid advance insects make in human consumption; Laura Lynn Jansen and Thomas Vailly who work together with scientists, geologs and craftmen in their cross-disciplinary CaCO3 design project which studied the geological process of petrification in the French region Auvergne, a none active volcanic area - they are now 'growing' stone. Don’t miss out on this informative evening!

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POSTERS ARE OUT

Thanks to Mirelle, Niels and Kylie, the posters of our next biotalk will be distributed in universities and art academies in Amsterdam!

Have a good week!

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