Ignite is run by locals, for locals. Fast-paced and merciless, Ignite evenings are 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. Ignite serves as a platform for locals to connect offline and have a drink together. All presentations will be given in English.
Play the City provides a working space in which urban developers, city planners, entrepreneurs and locals can rethink and imagine their neighborhood. Play Noord concerns the Overhoeks area in Amsterdam Noord.
Mihail is a permaculture teacher, consultant, and designer. Here to give us a lesson in permaculture 101.
Maurizio is an artist and designer, exploring environmental friendly design. System Synthetics proposes fungi can be used to not only replace plastic, but can also be used to degrade the toughest of plastics.
Eva Fiore Kovacovsky
Swiss born artist working with photography, currently based in Amsterdam. Eva was nominated for the 2011 Dutch Doc Award.
Marieke van Erp
Marieke is a postdoctoral researcher working on Agora, a collaboration between the VU University Amsterdam, the Rijksmuseum Amsterdam, and the Dutch national audiovisual archive Beeld en Geluid. Marieke will explain how Agora will enable people to easily access, search, and use museum collections.
GreenWar is a sustainable military development company. Making environmentally-friendly, carbon-neutral warfare possible. Selçuk will present a few of GreenWar's products.
Jeroen van Loon
Jeroen investigates the (non-) impact of internet on our lives. For a year he went analog, and refrained from connecting to the world wide web. He is currently working on Life Needs Internet in which he travels around the world and collects people's personal internet stories.
Sonja works at the intersection between fashion, and art and science. Her recent new material research has seen a heavy focus on the use of bacteria.
Nhat-Vu is a Rietveld Academie graduate (2011), and will present his snappy, momentary jewelry.
Maurits de Bruijn
Maurits graduated from the Rietveld Academie Beeld & Taal department last summer, and his first novel will be published in 2012. His work centers on ideas of absence and memory.
Thomas Rutgers (Woensdagman)
Thomas writes sampling software. He records instruments and plays them back to create new structures. The large-scale installations this work results in plays with people's concepts of time.
Abel van Gijlswijk
Abel is capo of the notorious Dutch post-avant-garage-punkband THE DON'T TOUCH MY CROQUE MONSIERS, and Mediamatic's graphic design sweetheart. The silent force behind all that looks good, tonight he'll be sharing his design philosophy with us.
Mirte Becker (Mashlab)
Wasting energy is a thing of the past! Mashlab, a collaboration project between several students, is working on a “ light gun”, an electronic futuristic pistol that can shoot out your lights.
Doors open at 8pm, the first speaker kicks off at 8.30pm. Location: Mediamatic Bank, Vijzelstraat 68 Amsterdam. Tickets €2.- excl membership. If you don't have a membership card, you can buy one at the door for €5.-.