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The Next Nature

Auditorium The Student Hotel - Wibautstraat 129, Amsterdam

Mathilde presents new narratives about possible and desired futures in which biology and technology are merging; the Next Nature. Dare to think about desired futures from a fresh perspective. An open mindset in which humans are no longer above all other life forms. In which nature is a dynamic element and technology co-determines evolution. She ... Read moreThe Next Nature

New and creative forms of journalism for hybrid democracy

Parool Theatre The Student Hotel - Wibautstraat 129, Amsterdam

Journalism is vital to democracy, yet within hybrid democracies traditional journalistic methods might not be sufficient. Hossein Derakhshan claims that we should move towards post-news journalism, employing narrative formats to engage people. This session explores what journalists can learn from creatives. Derakhshan will set the stage with a talk about post-news journalism, after which he ... Read moreNew and creative forms of journalism for hybrid democracy

How can we use creative methods for inclusive research?

Meeting Room 2 The Student Hotel - Wibautstraat 129, Amsterdam

The research group ‘Creative Media for Social Change’ seeks to explore ways of using creative methods to tackle issues of diversity and inclusion in research practices. Our participants (students, researchers, and teachers) will share their experiences during this 90-minute interactive panel discussion. We will move beyond theories of what inclusive research can be, and instead ... Read moreHow can we use creative methods for inclusive research?

Data Commons

Meeting Room 1 The Student Hotel - Wibautstraat 129, Amsterdam

Datacommons are data platforms in which the community collectively defines the rules for access and use and where a balance is achieved between sharing and protecting data. Datacommons are a central part of the community economy: an economic model in which cooperation and profit sharing are central. Waag explores the (technical) design and developmental requirements ... Read moreData Commons

Towards a flourishing future through a systems perspective

Auditorium The Student Hotel - Wibautstraat 129, Amsterdam

We look at the world from our own perspective with our own needs. However, this narrow ego-centred worldview combined with globalisation is now leading to various issues that challenge our own existence. Systems thinking is a tool that provides a holistic way of looking at the world, shifting the focus from ego to eco. But ... Read moreTowards a flourishing future through a systems perspective

Amsterdam in 3D

Meeting Room 2 The Student Hotel - Wibautstraat 129, Amsterdam

Amsterdam develops, together with other big cities like Utrecht, The Hague and Rotterdam, open source software to depict the city on a three-dimensional scale. The historic development of neighborhoods can be simulated. Architects, design agencies and project developers use the software for design, planning and sales. Visual artists can create attractive visualisations.  We explore if ... Read moreAmsterdam in 3D

Climatic Futures: aquatic worldbuilding, queerness and speculative ecologies

Meeting Room 4 The Student Hotel - Wibautstraat 129, Amsterdam

How might future ecologies adapt to the possible climate futures emerging from climate crisis? And how can we explore queer relations and kinship with and between more-than-human perspectives? Following a set of scenario projections painted by The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, we will dive into the ocean in search of future species that might ... Read moreClimatic Futures: aquatic worldbuilding, queerness and speculative ecologies

Archiving the present

Parool Theatre The Student Hotel - Wibautstraat 129, Amsterdam

Entire digital collections are hidden behind a search box. How can we engage with bodies of knowledges that we cannot see and browse?  With a growing focus in digitisation, it is urgent to think about how cultural libraries and historical archives become more accessible. While existing AI and machine learning are useful for commercial products, ... Read moreArchiving the present

Beyond post-its: the educational power of prototypes and imagining

Meeting Room 2 The Student Hotel - Wibautstraat 129, Amsterdam

The Design thinking Open Resources Network (DORP) will be launched during the festival. DORP is aiming to build a collection and a community around design thinking in general and prototypes and imagining in particular. The purpose of the session is to show and share the power of prototypes and imagining for scholars in their daily ... Read moreBeyond post-its: the educational power of prototypes and imagining

Build better futures faster

Auditorium The Student Hotel - Wibautstraat 129, Amsterdam

We’re here to build better futures faster, and every one of those words is significant: - Build (means don't just think). Let’s build physical prototypes of devices, clothing, and even rooms, that take our understanding beyond designs, market analysis, code, and manifestos. - Better (means impact, not just money; hope and ideas, not angst and ... Read moreBuild better futures faster

Launch Recast Network + Wrap-up

Auditorium The Student Hotel - Wibautstraat 129, Amsterdam

Recast is a new network of designers, researchers, policy makers and other professionals who together explore the social implications of technology, from a design perspective. Recast aims to explore future visions and imaginaries that can guide us in shaping our future in a social, sustainable way. Which visions and frameworks can lead the way? With ... Read moreLaunch Recast Network + Wrap-up

OCT 2022