Nocturne #2 MANUFACTUUR 3.0 - Conversation: Open source manufacturing
Open source manufacturing
A conversation between Eugenia Morpurgo, Jesse Howard and Hackistan,
moderated by Jan Boelen
During the second nocturne of the Stadstriënnale Hasselt-Genk, designers Eugenia Morpurgo (AnOtherShoe), Jesse Howard (Hacking Households) and the Brussels collective Hackistan engage in a conversation on open source manufacturing. Based on their own experiences in starting and developing open source projects, they explore the questions arising when moving from speculative design to real implemented projects. Jan Boelen, artistic director of Z33, will moderate the evening.
Open source is often a simple expression for a system that is openly available for anyone who would like to participate or make use of it. Nowadays designers integrate the open source practice within alternative production and manufacturing models. What are the limitations and obstacles they encounter in this process? How can you redesign and implement a new production and consumption ecosystem? And which types of licensing are playing an important role in making this possible?
Hackistan is a Brussels-based collective of like-minded people experimenting with new models to develop smart and impactful solutions for the future they want to live in. It is a ecosystem created, owned and managed by its users. Hackistan believes that technological solutions are meant to be distributed at a global scale. Hackistanis explore and leverage open source and decentralized techniques to apply them at the core of their projects.
Eugenia Morpurgo (IT) is a designer working in the field of digital crafts. Morpurgo is interested in Repair Culture and develops products that allow users to re-appropriate control of the material world. Her project AnOtherShoe, in collaboration with footwear designer Sophie Guggenberger, focuses on the creation of a model for shoe production on demand, based on shared knowledge and local manufacturing. This way they want to bridge the gap between digital fabrication and traditional market relationships.
Jesse Howard (US) is a designer creating objects that speculate on new systems of making. With roots in the DIY communities of FabLabs and makerspaces, his work explores how new approaches to making can influence everyday life. Currently, he is investigating alternative approaches to home appliances through an ongoing collaborative platform Hacking Households.
Thursday, November 17, 19h30
At MANUFACTUUR 3.0, C-mine design center Genk
Conversation in English
During the nocturne all exhibitions of Stadstriënnale Hasselt-Genk are open from 18h00 – 21h00. Take a look at the full program of Nocturne #2 via Facebook.
MANUFACTUUR 3.0 is a project by Z33 as part of TRADEMARKS Stadstriënnale Hasselt-Genk (01.10.2016 – 08.01.2017).