Mediamatic Biotoop

january 2015 - present

At Biotoop Dijksgracht we connect creators with the public, in order to create a habitat for creative experimentation, research, cooperation and shared knowledge.

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Mediamatic Dijkspark 6 Facade - Mediamatic Dijkspark 6 Facade 12mm Willem Velthoven

In the emerging field of life sciences (the study of living organisms) and Biodesign (working with living organisms), there is a great need for substantive cooperation. A collaboration that takes place not only between the various (international) institutes and designers, but also between artists and scientists, and the public.

A true habitat, where we are co-creating a new cultural bio-art lab in the city of Amsterdam.

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Dijkspark 1986 Aerial View of the Sluisdeurenloods and DIVV building - This is where the bridge and lock maintenance department of the city was housed from 1957 till 2014. After that, it became the main location for Mediamatic. On the bottom right you see the current location of cafe Hanneke's Boom Amsterdam Beeldbank Stadsarchief: Luchtfoto Oostelijk Havengebied Piet Heinkade; Dijksgracht; Oosterdoksdoorgang. Amsterdam Archief No. B00000037223

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Biotoop Dijkspark -

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Mediamatic Biotoop Dijksgracht voorkant Pis'Installatie - Willem Velthoven

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Urban farming -

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Odorama 4 Synesthesia at Mediamatic - Willem Velthoven

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Mediamatic Biotoop Dijkspark on a sunny day - Waterside view of Mediamatic Biotoop with the refugee vessel "Meneer Vrijdag" of Rederij Lampedusa mooring in the Dijksgracht Ruby Lee

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Full house in the Mediamatic Bar - A great afternoon in our greenhouse. Lots of people enjoying a bowl of bouillabaisse before visiting the biotalk. Margherita Soldati

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Co-working at the Biotoop - Balcony view of our Co-Working space at Mediamatic Biotoop. Overlooking the water, Nemo and the soon to be opened restaurant.

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Enjoying a drink at the Greenhouse bar/restaurant - Julia ter Maten

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Opening Dijkspark and Mediamatic - After months of preparations the Dijkspark and Mediamatic Biotoop are finally ready to be opened. Liz Kunst

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Entrance of the greenhouse -

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De Fermented Food Market voor de Sluisdeurenloods - Liz Kunst

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Clean Lab - Liz Kunst

Contact information

  • Mediamatic Biotoop
  • Dijkspark 6
  • 1019BS
  • Amsterdam
  • NL
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