Ignite is run by locals, for locals. Founded in Seattle, the events are held around the world. Ignite is fast-paced and merciless, but most of all they're fun, thought-provoking nights, full of fresh ideas and clever insights. Speakers get five minutes to present their idea. They make use of twenty slides that auto-advance every fifteen seconds. A ruthless moderator will guarantee those five minutes aren't exceeded. Ignite serves as a platform for locals to connect offline and have a drink together. All presentations will be given in English.
Krijn de Koning
Krijn creates site specific, monumental interventions. Works that at once surround you and become one with their surroundings, but also defy the context they have been built into.
Elsa is a Ph.D. candidate at the University of Utrecht. She'll be talking about proteins excreted by filamentous fungi, and explore the possible usages of these proteins.
Jan Henk Tigelaar and Pol Tummers (DHV)
Jan Henk Tigelaar, Pol Tummers, Paul Mul and Bram Vermaat of DHV are developing a plan for building 'Bergen in Zee' (Mountains-In-Sea), a 1:2 copy of Mount Fuji 10 kilometers off the Dutch coast. Find out what inspired these men to disrupt The Netherlands' soothing flatness.
Marnix's pictures depict everyday scenarios and objects, sometimes found and sometimes constructed, but always with an uncanny twist. He'll be speaking about an artist book he is currently working on.
Noa graduated from the Berlage Institute in 2004 and has been working on various projects concerning architecture, design, and urban strategies. She'll tell us something about Collective Paper Aesthetics, a physical modeling tool that enables users to envision and design large-scale structures.
Refunc work in the realm of architecture, art and design. Their material-based approach often sees them solving problems by giving new life to old materials.
Mark Janssen is the master of mycological gastronomy. What started as a hobby soon resulted in serious research and accompanying publications. He'll be introducing the world of mycophilia and mycogastronomy.
Theorist, curator and artist, Peter's work concerns the pliability of the net. Experimenting with Flash and other tools, he creates environments (pages, engines, movies) that often include some sort of interactivity and sound.
Sarah designs jewelry inspired by nature and its constant process of growth. Inspired by lichen, and wanting to create her own, Sarah's graduation project (Maastricht Academy of Arts) saw her 'growing' lichen on her grandmother's jewelry.
Francois Lancien Guilberteau
An École des beaux-arts de Rennes graduate, Francois is currently living and working in Amsterdam, where he is participating in de Ateliers. His work questions, among others, our perception of the artist and the art space.
Margarita is heavily involved in the Paddestoelen Paradijs exhibition, and has acquired a love for Kombucha. She'll tell us more.
Ivar has written several articles about psychedelic mushrooms and knows all about the psychological and spiritual background of the psychedelic experience. Find out more from this psychedelic expert.