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.
Berndnaut concerns himself with the in-between. Transitional spaces such as corridors and staircases, as well as ephemeral processes. He showed some of his work, which includes temporary indoor-clouds and architectural interventions.
Femke's work finds itself at the cross section between fashion and art, creating wearable autonomous objects. Her latest collection, Drijf, was inspired by the doomsday predictions of the Mayans.
Aayu is a design studio for biological renovation and building led by Daniel Höwekamp and Luigi Pucciano. Building biology is the study of the indoor environment and its effect on humans.
As an independent graphic designer, Ruben's practice is focused on designing books, visual identities, information design and visual & audible systems. Find out more about his work tonight.
Since having graduated from the Film- and Television Academy in Amsterdam, Stephane has been working on autonomous films, as well as making short online movies for the likes of hard//hoofd and De Speld.
Working hard on setting up a digital platform for dancers, Jairo will take a little time away from his work to tell us about project's process.
JONGHLABEL are Meis and Anne de Jongh. Joining forces, the sisters celebrate traditional craft work and storytelling. Here to tell us more about the stories behind their designs.
João will present the Diesel Kantine: a mobile kitchen in which discarded frying oil is made into soap and bio-diesel. The Diesel Kantine is one of the experiments now taking place at Mediamatic Fabriek.
Concerned with maintaining art communities and institutions, Dušan investigates the role essential societal elements such as food production and shelter can play in securing autonomy for artists and art workers. He's currently a resident at the Rijksakademie.
Dirk is part of design collective Foundland, and is an editor for De Gids. His autonomous work includes interactive poetry landscapes, hypertexts and other forms of e-poetry.
Nienke and Jeroen Wand designed the Desktoop, a working space that simultaneously functions as a nursery. Light is supplied by the desk lamp, and the desk drawers are transformed into a little greenhouse.
Captain Video designs and produces moving images. Their work includes VJ-work, interaction design, and commercial work for television, theater and dance. They were also responsible for GyroPaint, an app that turns your iPhone into a 3D drawing machine.
Thijs believes that, in an age of increasingly autonomous products, it is still incredibly important to know how things work and to be able to do stuff yourself. Besides his autonomous work, he forms the design label PilotPlant with Annemarie Piscaerts and Tjeerd van Waijenburg.