Maastricht workshop: date 9th December 2016, venue Van Eyck Academie

Techno-Scientific Innovation and Waste; Opportunities and Consequences maastricht_fliernew.docx

some feedback from participants

I enjoyed the workshop very much. The presentations I attended all raised critical questions and reflected an original perspective on such a complex matter like waste.

Mooie verhalen van inspirerende mensen en kunst, prima organisatie en uitstekende catering. Ik heb genoten!

New sci/tech innovations, particularly bioplastics and polymers, and the impacts of industrial waste, will be a key focus of this workshop. The ethical, social, environmental and other implications of new technologies and innovation in the area of waste treatment, will be discussed and explored. The workshop programme, speaker and art installation information can also be downloaded as a word doc here maastricht_smart_cities_waste_workshopfinal.docx

Speakers and Contributors


  • Paul Koenen , designs benches from old minestones. These benches will be placed on top of old mineshafts. The invisible “underworld” is made perceptible again

Tilmann brought junked wood of different types into the room and we played with it. see blog “messing about with materials”

  • Maria Louise Vandenput Installation: Worlds on drift off grid

  • Anna Reutinger ,currently artist in residence at the Van Eyck. Anna is exploring “the volatility of objects” (the title of her recent book) and brought along her “waste trolley” of unwanted or discarded objects she’s been gleaning from her colleagues’ desks.

* Artists & Waste network coordinator - **Irene Janze**

Background information about the workshops and how to participate can be found HERE

more information coming soon!