“Beyond Data: Baltan-KIBU Temporary Design Lab”

Baltan Laboratories and Kitchen Budapest are collaborating to bring their different working methodologies and networks together in a series of two workshops in which Dutch and Hungarian artists and designers explore new ways of embodying digital data. The first workshop takes place at Kitchen Budapest from 27 September to 1 October 2011.

The best concepts from this workshop week will be selected to be developed further into physical interfaces and experiences presented in the form of an open lab during Dutch Design Week in Eindhoven from 22-30 October 2011. The results of these workshops will be brought back to Budapest for presentation in November as part of a series of Dutch-Hungarian cultural events.

This collaboration was initiated by Angela Plohman (Baltan) and Melinda Sipos (KIBU).

DATES:

Budapest workshop@KIBU

September 27 – October 1, 2011

Pictures from the workshop:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/kitchenbp/sets/72157627779980500/with/61952...

Dutch Design Week workshop, Eindhoven @Strijp-S

October 22-30, 2011 (open to public)

Presentation in Budapest:

A38 Gallery, November 2011

PARTICIPANTS

Loes Bogers
http://www.loesbogers.com/
Loes Bogers is a concept developer and communicator with a strong interest in managing interdisciplinary collaborative processes. She expresses herself through code and movement and words. Her work is focused on shared experiences of urban spaces through memory, sound and movement, and aim to structurally intervene in the everyday media ecologies we inhabit by distorting or enhancing our experience of our surroundings. She holds a BA in Media and Cultural Studies from the University of Amsterdam and an MA in Interactive Media from Goldsmiths College in London and has studied media arts and production at the University of Technology in Sydney. She is certified salsa teacher and trainer of OneMinutes video workshops. Loes is currently finalizing the Digital Art Lab project at the Patching Zone (in collaboration with CKC Zoetermeer) and is artist in residence at Kitchen Budapest in Hungary in summer 2011.

Jeroen Braspenning
http://www.edhv.nl
Edhv is known for its unconventional approach to projects. We can best be described as architects of identity. We work in interdisciplinary setting so that all aspects of identity can be fully integrated. Composition of project teams that include people with a diverse range of specialties like graphic design, spatial design and new media is essential in this process. To achieve ultimate results, a base of trust and intensive collaboration with the client and his/her organisation is a necessity.

Remco van de Craats
http://www.edhv.nl
Remco van de Craats was born in Sint-Oederode, the Netherlands. After graduating from the Design Academy Eindhoven he first worked as graphic designer and later as communications concept designer at OMA/AMO in Rotterdam. He is the founder of Etropolis, a label which incorporates a diverse range of activities based on a network of creatives. In 2005 van de Craats was a founding partner and Creative Director at Edhv. In 2009 he took over this design studio. Edhv is known for its unconventional approach to projects. We can best be described as architects of identity. We work in an interdisciplinary setting so that all aspects of identity can be fully integrated. Composition of project teams that include people with a diverse range of specialties like graphic design, spatial design and new media is essential in this process. To achieve ultimate results, a base of trust and intensive collaboration with the client and his/her organisation is a necessity.

Jop Japenga
http://www.jopjapenga.nl/
Jop Japenga is a designer-researcher exploring futures. Educated as an academic industrial designer, the aim of his work is the knowledge and experience that comes with the process of creation, not primarily the products that it leaves behind. Intrigued by worlds other than the ordinary, Jop takes abstract ideas about futures into worlds that people can relate to. Based on actual experiences of the people involved in his investigations, these projects evolve along with his personal perspective. Recently graduated from the Eindhoven University of Technology, he is currently exploring different forms in which his work and life can merge.

Angela de Weijer
http://www.missmilivolt.com/
Angela de Weijer is a media artist and freelance educator. She regards sound as an independent three dimensional construction material with an equal value to the visual element. In search of new contexts for production and exhibition, she hopes to achieve an ultimate synthetism between sound and image in which sound can trigger the use of visuals and vice versa. This is apparent in her current project Monument for The Unseen, a binaural audiowalk in augmented reality. As a teacher she implements findings from her artistic research in the classroom, and applies new and audiovisual media as educational material. To trigger students to expand their perception and fascination, she demands that the student becomes producer instead of consumer. Angela recently graduated cum laude from the Academy of Fine Arts and Education Tilburg, and is this year’s winner of the Jacques de Leeuwprijs for the most talented student in the teaching category.

László Kiss
http://lazlozoid.com/
He is a Budapest based artist, currently a senior researcher at Kitchen Budapest. He graduated at the Anglia Ruskin University in Cambridge, majoring in Creative Music Technology. His aim is to alter the relationship between the mind and the world with which it interacts using light, sound and machine. Designer, thinker, and programmer sound plastician.

Gáspár Hajdu
www.gasparhajdu.hu
Gás is an architect.His profile page will be uploaded soon but he is taking photos, drawing, rendering, playing music, tries to code stuff, sleeping or just eating at the moment.
http://vimeo.com/21638337

Dóri Sirály

Attila Bujdosó
Senior research supervisor at Kitchen Budapest.Attila keeps tabs on the progress of the projects and coordinates the researchers' work at KIBU. He graduated as an architect but he wants to design not only buildings but the whole world. He is especially interested in the field where technology, culture and society meets and interacts. Attila never likes to be bored. He is addicted to coffee, large cities and internet.

Eszter Bircsák
She is an art historian and cultural manager, freelance curator who is interested in emerging technologies in contemporary art. Eszter is in KIBU from the beginning on different position from coordination assistant (2007-2008), program supervisor (2008-2009) till project supervisor of education and curating (2009-).

Attila Nemes
Attila works as program advisor at Kitchen Budapest.

Benjamin Balla

Zoltán Csík-Kovács
Graduated on visual communication at MOME in 2004. Preceding studies: philosophy (SZTE), informatics (SZTE). Most recently he worked on Nighmo (Home Moonlight) project. This was an old dream came true in Kitchen. Although he imagined it in a completely different way, the final product which has been realized is something what he would never dare to dream of.

Victor Diaz
http://victordiaz.github.com/
Currently on artist in residence program at KIBU.

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We wish to thank the Municipality of Eindhoven, Cultuurfonds Strijp-S and the Dutch Embassy in Budapest for their support of this project.