Making Matters Symposium 2020

Collective Material Practices in Critical Times

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You are cordially invited to join us at the second edition of the Making Matters symposium, which will take place on Friday 20 and Saturday 21 November 2020 at Het Nieuwe Instituut in Rotterdam and online.

Img: In reference to the Zoöp Research

Collective material practices are now emerging that transgress the classical opposition between theory and practice, or thinking and making. These practices actively engage with our catastrophic times and generate collaborations that connect social, technological and cultural concerns. They show a potential to develop a comprehensive approach to art, science and technology, driven by the necessity to fundamentally reimagine the relationship of humans to the world.

Confirmed participants:

Aliens in Green, Display Distribute, a.pass, Feral Atlas Collective, Jatiwangi Art Factory, The Otolith Group, Olu Taiwo, Kate Rich, Garnet Hertz, Jeanne van Heeswijk, Clara Lobregat Balaguer, the work group Material Practices (Leiden University, Willem de Kooning Academy, Het Nieuwe Instituut, Waag, West and associated researchers Anja Groten, Dani Ploeger, Pia Louwerens)

More information coming soon.