GLUE HUB – Waag Futurelab
Waag Futurelab designs and develops an open, fair and inclusive future together with artists, designers, scientists and citizens. During GLUE, Waag showcases art and design projects that question large production processes, reinvent them and propose alternatives. Today’s production processes are often industrial and spread over several countries. They release harmful substances and generate a lot of waste. Artists and designers show us: it can be done differently!
The participants of GLUE HUB – Waag Futurelab:
Gareth Neal x The New Raw
Digitally Woven is the result of the recent collaboration between Gareth Neal and The New Raw. The work pushes the boundaries of traditional 3D printing, with a new series of material textures based on a faster, less risky and therefore more cost effective way of printing. The products are printed with three times recycled polymer, a feat usually not attempted due to the materials inherently unstable nature. The project is supported by Better Factory.
Chen Yu Wang – Dis-assembling
While iPhones seem ubiquitous now, they are particularly pervasive in the lives of over a million Foxconn factory labourers. The user demand seems indifferent or incapable of imagining the realities of the factory workers producing the celebrated design product. Dis-assembling presents a series of works aligning Chen Yu Wang’s personal stories and reflections surrounding Foxconn factories in Asia to their strict bodily systematization.
Everyday personal objects are anything but innocent, instead carrying complex cultural and political values. Shin Yang explored these in the post-colonial context of contemporary Taiwan.
We are Studio Osdorperban (SOB), a design studio of and by young people from Amsterdam New West. We are a new generation of young people making our own future. By designing and doing business, we have a positive impact on our neighborhood. Our motto: Design from within! At the Waag, we present our “Ordinary Chairs You Sit On Unusually” and our PiPAX, a healthy sunflower seed snack. SOB is a collaboration of The Beach, Moving Arts Project, Get Stronger by Bilal.
Holly Krueger is a graduate of the Fashion Institute of Technology, NYC, and Design Academy Eindhoven’s 2022 Masters’ degree program, her garment design experience spans 40+ years. Originally from the U.S.A., her practice is based in Amsterdam. Clothing is increasingly overproduced and overconsumed, yet often labelled as sustainable. Parodying sustainable fashion solutions, Holly Krueger presents a proclaimed imaginary solution that might punctuate the impossibility of the situation.
Found Objects is an open source design tool that transforms CNC wood-waste into a new building material. The tool creates unique components from the leftover sheet material. We will be exhibiting the prototypes – developed through a collaboration between Fiction Factory and designers Iñigo Puerta Uranga and Jesse Howard – that showcase different techniques for working with Found Objects components. With them, we hope to inspire others to make use them in their own projects.
Lisa Konno – Goodwill Dumping
The bizarre industry around donated clothing
What happens when the lid of the container slams shut and our donated clothes embark on their global journey? Because of its massive scale and numerous facets, the charity industry processing them is a bizarre operation. Ik is the butterfly effect: a seemingly small action like giving waay your old T-shirt sparks off a process with great consequences, for example for the industry in countries where it ends up. The stylised documentary for BNNVARA shows the consequences of our benevolence. Director: Teddy Cherim, Fashion/Concept: Lisa Konno, Production: Cake Film Cinematography: Thymen Doornik
At 14, I was diagnosed with allergies to all vegetables and fruits, raw or cooked. Unfortunately, little progress has been made in the scientific community since. Her art project, ‘Evolving Sensitivities,’ tackles the questions: What triggers these allergies and why? This work delves into interconnected body systems, history, ecology, and narratives, weaving immunology, microbiology, and evolution. Join in the bio lab for a showcase of experiments, self-made tools, and self-testing rituals.
GLUE amsterdam connected by design
HUB – Waag Futurelab
Nieuwmarkt 4, Amsterdam
14 – 17 September, 2023