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. Roy Mwangi Ombatti, is based in Nairobi (Kenia) and has a background in mechanical engineering. Roy is connected to the Creatives Garage, a platform for artists. He is also passionate about using technology to effect sustainable change with impact. Roy recently developed specially designed 3D printed shoes produced from recycled plastic to be worn by individuals suffering from foot deformities due to the growing problem of jigger fly infestation in order to prevent further deterioration.
YouTube: Happy Feet - Fighting Jiggers in 3D
About Roy Mwangi Ombatti
Mr. David Fernando Marín Roma, is an artists based in Guatemala City (Guatemala) who has a PhD from the BioMaPs (Biology, Maths and Physics) institute at Rutger University in the USA. David makes kinetic sculptures to play random music, or computer programmes to recreate randomly soundscapes. Recently David has been working on a project based on an ancient Mayan oracle. In his researches he has a look at the role of randomness in the mind and cultures.
José Montealegre, is an artist based in Managua (Nicaragua) and member of Veinti3, a group of artists working on interactivity and social issues. Veinti3 develops projects that look at history and histories, mainly of people who have been affected in their daily life by global developments and who have little opportunities to express themselves due to political and economic reasons.