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19. March 2015

Watch Bert Scholten’s 20 short animations

by Hertha    Filed under: Creative Lab,Events,Munich,VIDEOSComments Off on Watch Bert Scholten’s 20 short animations

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Invited by What’s the deal? I was a resident in Villa Waldberta last november and december. Just outside Munich, on the hills which provide a classic German-romantic view over the Starnberger See and the alps.

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1: The Villa Waldberta artist residency / 2: dem Nebelmeer (Starnberger see) and the alps behind / 3&4: handpainted typographic signs and maps in the area

I researched the current state of underground-culture using Munich as a research site. I came across a lot of friendly, humorous and hospitable people and initiatives. Check out food specialists Tisch & Thymian, musicians/label-owners/artists  Pollyester (and their new album ‘City of O’), Matt Wiegele, Domteur MoonerWon ABC, Jan Weissenfeld, Markus Grassl and curators Haeppi Peacis. Saw some great shows at Kafe Kult, Glockenbachwerkstatt, Milla and Import Export. But, of course, there’s much more to discover.

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Munich has a peculiar mix of strong cultural heritage and modern welfare. Volxvergnuegen makes a welcome and surprising answer to that by organizing a lot. Talks about culture and music, small concerts, zines, a label called iRRland and a riso-printing service.
A riso-printer is a copy-machine which can do very lively oil-based color-prints. I printed the invitation above on very short notice with their kind help.

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Left: Riso-printing at Volxvergnuegen / Middle: Signing the prints by hand / Right: detail of typical charachteristics riso-printing

The second month I focussed on making an animation everyday. Below you can see my studio with my research board, instruments and drawing tablet inside Villa Waldberta.

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After 20 days of animating I had 20 videos. Below you can see all 20 animations in the series. I recommend to watch them in HD. From june 11 these videos will be shown in an art-installation at the final event of What’s the Deal? at the Kreativquartier at the Dachauerstrasse in Munich. I hope to see you there!

Best,
Bert Scholten

 

4. March 2015

MIRON MILIĆ – Mural Arts Residency Ljubljana

by Uveber    Filed under: Ljubljana,Mural Art / Street Art,VIDEOSComments Off on MIRON MILIĆ – Mural Arts Residency Ljubljana

Following the last year’s success with WTD’s Mural Arts Residency in Ljubljana, when Pallo Ollap furnished an empty house-front with a pigeon carrying a bear, this year we have been able to choose from 64 applicants and the selection process was not easy.

At the end of the second round, a Croatian artist Miron Milić (1980) was selected. Between 17th and 22nd February he created a new mural on the house-front of the Mahr House, changing the view of Ljubljana’s Central Market. The piece was said to explore the phenomena of consumerism and sustainable life style in relation with youth urban cultures. OK, I guess it really does, but really, if you can’t make it here to see it in person, at least check out the making-of video, shot by Multipraktik. I recommend a full screen action (take time, it is short) and with speakers on (yes, I do think the soundtrack is mean)!

3. March 2015

subnetTALK: Korinna Lindinger

by Rüdiger    Filed under: Events,Hallein,Project Reports,Research Reports,VIDEOSComments Off on subnetTALK: Korinna Lindinger

Korinna Lindinger talked about our WTD research project at the Kunstquartier Bergstrasse in the frame of the subnetTALK series.

Schmiede is a network of people strongly engaged in various fields of arts, design, technology and performance with various professional competences. Members get together for intense experimentation for two weeks per year. Cooperations, network-activity and mutual support go on during the year through digital communication.
Non-hierarchic knowledge transfer and interdisciplinary exchange plays a constituting role for Schmiede. Translocal communities of interest have gained importance as places of individual and collective resources for professional development.
The talk discusses results of a research project about the sustainability of the semi-digital network for artist’s biographies. The research is embedded in international EU-Project “What’s the deal” about young urban cultures and sustainability.

 

See the video:

subnetTALK Korinna Lindinger

13. November 2014

Garden Mania – Desirée Hammen

by Susanne    Filed under: Amsterdam,Design,Research Reports,VIDEOSComments Off on Garden Mania – Desirée Hammen

Desirée Hammens creative community garden is the focus of our sixth report on Dutch design. When Strijp-S, a former industrial site in Eindhoven, was opened to the public, designer Desirée Hammen knew what she had to do: to garden. The new inhabitants of the industrial site didn’t have a garden and didn’t know each other, and that is exactly what Desirée wanted to change. So she built Garden Mania: a creative community garden project. With her garden she raises awareness about health issues, and about the question where food actually comes from. It’s a place where new projects can grow and develop, and where creativity and sustainability are the main focus. But most of all, it’s a place where people can meet each other. After all, sustainability means taking care of the earth and of each other.

In the beginning of 2015 Coolpolitics/Lokaalmondiaal will be curating an extensive program on design and sustainability in Amsterdam.

Garden Mania – Desirée Hammen from What’s the deal? on Vimeo.
desireehammen.nl

5. November 2014

Designing for the other 90% – Luc van Hoeckel & Pim van Baarsen

by Susanne    Filed under: Amsterdam,Design,Research Reports,VIDEOSComments Off on Designing for the other 90% – Luc van Hoeckel & Pim van Baarsen

In our fifth video report: young social designers Luc van Hoeckel and Pim van Baarsen. Why work for the meager 10% who can afford to buy design, if you can also make a difference for the other 90%? That is what product designers Luc van Hoeckel and Pim van Baarsen are aiming for. Solving problems and making life easier is what makes work interesting for these designers. Since Europe is already awash with designers, they venture to developing countries to find creative solutions for local problems. Exchanging knowledge and cooperation are central in their style of work. According to them, sustainability is coming towards our current needs without harming future generations. Designers have the task to explain to consumers what the word ‘sustainability’ actually means, now that is has become such a popular word.

In the beginning of 2015 Coolpolitics/Lokaalmondiaal will be curating an extensive program on design and sustainability in Amsterdam.

Designing for the other 90% – Luc van Hoeckel & Pim van Baarsen from What’s the deal? on Vimeo.
lucvanhoeckel.nl/pimvanbaarsen.com

22. October 2014

Young designers vs. big companies – Michael Schoner

by Susanne    Filed under: Amsterdam,Design,Research Reports,VIDEOSComments Off on Young designers vs. big companies – Michael Schoner

Already the third report from our Dutch design research. Today a different voice from 3D designer Michael Schoner. Living in a throw-away society, nothing is designed to last a long time. Does it even matter? Architect turned 3D designer Michael Schoner doubts it. He is German but has been living in Amsterdam for nine years now. In his designs, he explores anything that has to do with 3D, geometry, rhythm or space. Sustainability is not one of his priorities; in fact, he even challenges the idea that young designers can oppose the big companies that set the rules of the industry. Michael Schoner himself for example has designed one chair that is being produced by a sustainable company, but he wonders whether that really makes a difference. The big companies produce so much compared to the young sustainable designers, that it isn’t worth it to take on the “big boys”.

In the beginning of 2015 Coolpolitics/Lokaalmondiaal will be curating an extensive program on design and sustainability in Amsterdam.

Young designers vs. big companies – Michael Schoner from What’s the deal? on Vimeo.
michaelschoner.de/

22. September 2014

Pici Bici – A new video

by Uveber    Filed under: Ljubljana,Uncategorized,Urban biking,VIDEOSComments Off on Pici Bici – A new video

Here comes a new video about Ljublana’s bike scene.

Pici bici, this quirky bike little boutique on Celovška in Ljubljana first existed only as a web-store. But they have recently joined forces with Musverks bike shop and together they have moved into the Muslauf HQ. Hand in hand they form a homely DIY place where many urban bikers feel at home, socialize and sometimes just hang out a bit. It is not only a store + shop combination but rather a place for the community, a place where new bikes get devised, and old ones re-imagined, information within the community gets passed along and new trips are planned.
In the video people behind Pici Bici explain their view of Ljublana’s young bike scene which every day evolves in front of their eyes. We also get to learn why they started the store and get a bit of an insight about the schism of aesthetics vs. functionality when it comes to bikes.

Ljubljana’s Bike Scene 4/5: 4-5 PiciBici – Bicycyle boutique (DIY & Style vs. Function)

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