Making Matters Symposium
09.05.2019 — 10.05.2019

Gustav Metzger: Kitchen, 1970, Hotplate, lentils, rice
Making Matters.
Bridging Art, Design and Technology through Critical Making

The partners and researchers of the project Bridging Art, Design and Technology through Critical Making are excited to announce the two-day symposium Making Matters. The symposium takes place from 9-10th of May at West Den Haag, Lange Voorhout 102 in The Hague.
Making Matters invites makers, artists, students, activists, theorists, designers, humans and non-humans to think about making practices and their critical potential. By offering opportunity for exchange across disciplines, the symposium attempts to shift the discourse of making from maker culture to a wider set of creative practices, thereby proposing alternatives to the solutionism of contemporary techno-creative industries. The project ˜Bridging Art, Design and Technology through Critical Making' investigates how Critical Making — a notion originally developed in the context of social research, design and technology — can be adopted and developed in relation to artistic research and (post)critical theory.

Thursday 9 May 2019

9.30 Welcome (coffee & tea)
10.00 Introduction Critical Making Consortium: Klaas Kuitenbrouwer (Het Nieuwe Instituut), Janneke Wesseling, Lucas Evers (Waag)
10.30 Presentation: Florian Cramer
11.15 Coffee break
11.30 Presentations:, Constant (Femke Snelting) followed by a discussion
12.45 Lunch break
13.45 Presentations: Shailoh Phillips, Pia Louwerens
14.45 Presentation: Dani Ploeger followed by a dialogue with Janneke Wesseling
15.45 Coffee break
16.00 Public discussion: 'Challenges and Consequences of Critical Making Now'
17.00 Drinks

Friday 10 May 2019

9.30 Welcome (coffee & tea)
10.00 Introduction on Critical Making: Lucas Evers (Waag), Klaas Kuitenbrouwer (Het Nieuwe Instituut), Marie-José Sondeijker (West)
10.30 Presentations: Frans-Willem Korsten & ginger coons
11.30 Coffee break
11.45 Presentation: Ramon Amaro
12.15 Presentation: Anja Groten
12.45 Lunch break
13.45 Book presentation: Letizia Chiappini, Loes Bogers: The Critical Making Reader
14.00 Workshops:
Hackers & Designers with dianaband
Ramon Amaro
Thalia Hoffman
Pia Louwerens
16.00 Public discussion & wrap up
17.00 Drinks

More information:

Partners: PhDArts / ACPA, Willem de Kooning Academy, Het Nieuwe Instituut, Waag Society, West Den Haag
The research project ‘Bridging Art, Design and Technology through Critical Making’ is part of the Smart Culture - Arts and Culture programme, funded by the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) in collaboration with the Taskforce for Applied Research (NRPO SIA).
This notice reflects only the authors’ views. NWO is not liable for any use that may be made of the information contained therein.