INFORMATION INTERFACE, PRESS & CONFERENCE CENTRE AND LOUNGE BAR
A prime meeting spot for visitors, the Lounging Space is a multi-functional venue and the Biennale's headquarters in the city. Featuring an info centre, press room, conference area and lounge bar, the Lounging Space will also host its own informal events programme throughout the Biennale.
WERPLAATS TYPOGRAFIE AND
LOUNGING SPACE - SPECIAL PROGRAMME
EXPERIMENTADESIGN AMSTERDAM 2008
OCTOBER - SATURDAY 18
The book 'Wonder Years Werkplaats Typografie 1998 - 2008' is published by ROMA Publications and ArtEZ Press on the occasion of the 10th anniversary of Werkplaats Typografie (WT) / Master program of ArtEZ Institute of the Arts. The book is a record of work made by the more than fifty participants to the WT program. More than an anthology, the archive represented in Wonder Years is an interpretation of a design school history by compiling its items according to a rather subjective, incomplete and inimitable set of entries. The 10 years story of the WT is narrated by a group of current participants, intersected by annotations, voice over and parallel readings from different contributors.
Wonder Years is also the name of the party that will take place this Saturday (18/10/08) in the ExperimentaDesign Lounging Space where at 10 p.m. this book will be presented and sold at a special price of €22.50.
OCTOBER - WEDNESDAY 22
ENTRANCE FEE: €7
PetchaKucha, launched by Klein Dytham Architects in Tokyo and now a world-wide know concept. The structure is universal: 12 guests bring along 20 images which will be shown for 20 seconds. Forget boring seminars and painful presentations and enjoy an evening filled with interesting people, good music and drinks instead.
PetchaKucha is organised by Golfstromen in The Netherlands.
CLOSING DEBATE: CREATIVITY ON THE STREETS
NOVEMBER - SATURDAY 01
ADMISSION: 10€ / €50 (DINNER & DISCO INCLUDED)
On Saturday the 1st of November 2008, Experimentadesign Amsterdam 2008 will be officially closed off, in style. At 3 p.m. a closing debate will be held about creativity in Amsterdam. Six weeks of Experimentadesign in the city will be reviewed and evaluated. How creative are the people of Amsterdam? Can more space be created for creative projects? Have the people of Amsterdam rediscovered their creativity of did they vandalize these catalysts? Who was the owner of the streets and squares during ExperimentaDesign?
The internationa participants to this debate will togather with the audince try to come with an answer to the question: How can we create space in Amsterdam for free creativity.
Join us in this debate!
Moderator: Farid Tabarki (CoolPolitics)
Speakers: Ester van der Wiel (designer public space, curator Sunday Adventure Club), Kamiel Klaasse (NL Architects, participant Urban Play), Scott Burnham (curator Urban Play, Montreal), Renny Ramakers (Droog Design), Ji Lee (graphic designer, participant Urban Play, New York), Hilary Tsui (director of the project City-Transit, Vienna - tbc)
Admission: 10 EUR
Afterwards there will also be a dinner and disco in a special location in Amsterdam. U can particpate fro the whole programme. The Admission incl. dinner and disco is 50 EUR.
Production ExperimentaDesign Amsterdam / Lounging Space design Marcel Schmalgemeijer and Suzan Jorritsma / Cafe Experimenta Bakkerswinkel + Warmoesmarkt / Specific Support Ymere.
Onder de Brug
De Ruyterkade 153-157, 1000 CZ Amsterdam
H 11:00 - 18:00
Bus: Stop & Go
Tram: 25, 26 stop Muziekgebouw/ Bimhuis