TOP MADE Symposium in Textile Museum

TOP MADE Symposium in Textile Museum

TOP MADE Symposium is the festive launch of the platform for technical workspaces for artists and designers (of any discipline) in Holland and Flanders. ‘The making’ of things currently gained a lot of interest with a general public and in the art field: from 3D-prints to bio-screen-printing to hackathon. While artists and designers explore new concepts of making, technical workspaces develop facilities and expertise for experiment and production. Technical workspaces create connections between art and design, between traditional and new techniques, between makers and principals from science and business. With unforeseen applications as a result.

>What is the cultural relevance of technical workspaces?
>Are poetry and experiment conditions for product innovation?
>How are traditional and new skills and knowledge shared?

Along these lines Top Made highlights the array of technical workspaces in Holland and Flanders in all their diversity. While the first day focuses on lectures and Best Practice presentations, the second day organizers will take the subjects further in working groups and workshops. Day 3 the technical workspaces in the Netherlands and Flanders will open for the general public to take a look into the workprocess.

For whom?
Artists, designers, architects and everyone occupied with visual art, design, architecture in cultural policies, education, governments and funds. Environmental organizations and companies who are curious as to what a technical workspace can offer in relation to the development of prototypes and innovative processes are much welcomed.

By whom?
Top Made is organised by the studios Amsterdams Grafisch AtelierSundaymorning@EKWCBeeldenstorm and Frans Masereel Centrum in collaboration with DutchCultre|TransArtists, the Textile Museum and the network of 28 studios in the Netherlands and Flanders.

Who will speak?
Dick Rijken, director of Steim who will talk about Frame Creation and about sound and handicaps, Koen Brams, researcher and publicist, Cornel Bierens maker and writer, James Bustard (UK) who houses a glass workshop, an art academy and a Glass museum under one roof, workshop bakery and talk by Peik Suyling (Young Designers), TOP coard making in the Textile lab, stencil print with Extrapool, strategic working with Christophe Knoch (DU), pitch for projects in development and many more.

October 2nd: Fontys Academy / Textile Museum, Tilburg
October 3rd: Textile Museum Tilburg
October 4th: Open Studio Day in Holland and Vlaanderen

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Admission two days: €75,- / €45,- for students
Admission one day: €50,- / €25,- for students

The admission prices include coffee/tea/lunch and participation in the workshops.
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Open Studio Day October 4th
On October 4th the technical workspaces organize an Open Studio Day throughout the country. There will be tours and workshops (depending on the studio). Entry is free.

  • Published at: 8 September 2014