SAT. 29 MARCH
13:45 - 14:45
SUN. 30 MARCH
11:15 - 12:15
Artists, creative thinkers and doers from HIVOS will join to share their knowledge and insights. HIVOS, the international development organisation, focuses on social innovation and has an extensive network in Indonesia, East Africa and Latin America. Their speakers will provide inspiration and food for thought during these presentations.
Visiting artists are connected to other labs and creative hubs, such as Lifepatch and Common Room from Indonesia, The Creative Garage from Kenia, and The African Arts Collective in Uganda. By pairing up artists, researchers and scientists from the Baltan Laboratories community with their HIVOS counterparts, new (research) projects and creative experiments will develop which will find their conclusion during an artists-in-residence-program later on this year. The overall aim is to boost cultural and social innovation.
Mr. Andreas Siagian, based in Yogyakarta (Indonesia), is a cross disciplinary artist with an engineering background focussing on creative community, DIY/DIWO (Do It Yourself/Do It With Others) culture and interdisciplinary collaboration in art, science and technology. Andreas is a member of lifepatch, an independent community-base organization working in creative and appropriate application in the fields of art, science and technology.
Mr. Seterhen Akbar Suriadinata (Saska), based in Bandung (Indonesia), is an electrical engineer graduate, who set up several independent community based research groups like Riset Indie, an independent community based research group and Labtek Indie, a start-up company focusing in interactive designs & products. Labtek Indie is catering designers and engineers to work together to produce innovation.
Ms. Sandra Suubi Nakitto is an artists based in Kampala (Uganda) and graduated from the school of industrial and fine arts at Makerere University. As an artist, Sandra focuses on eco art, in particular the creative and sustainable reuse of plastic waste. Currently she is working as a product designer at Afripads, a company which is doing research in reusable sanitary towels.
Sandra Suubi: Turning plastic trash into creative art