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  • 01/05/2022 – 26/06/2022

    Page of Possibilities: Workshops for kids!

    A new season of our Page of Possibilities workshops has started!

    These workshops playfully introduce children ages 4-12 to self-publishing. The participants are invited to discover the magical world of artists’ books and to learn how to make their own publications. 

    The Page of Possibilities workshops are bilingual (English and Dutch). Sessions are led by an artist and art teacher with a broad experience in educative projects, combining children’s play with art and DIY graphic techniques to stimulate creative exchange and collaboration.

    The workshops take place from 15:00 until 16:30, every second Sunday from May, 1st, in our project space located at Boekhorststraat 128.

    On the 29th of May the workshop will be guided by the graphic artist Teuntje Fleur. Together with Teuntje we will be exploring the possibilities of shapes and building our own playgrounds!

    Free entrance, limited number of participants. To reserve a spot for the workshop please write to info@page-not-found.nl.

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  • 01/06/2022 – 05/05/2022

    Figuring Things Out Together — Exploring the ‘Workshop’ as a concept and format for collective learning and publishing.

    In this installation and workshop series Anja Groten from Hackers & Designers opens up her practice-based research with a special attention to the ‘workshop’ as a format for self-organized learning and publishing.

    Manifold contexts shape articulations around workshops, different workshop meanings, materializations, practices, and legacies. The ‘workshop’ – an ambiguous yet popular format for time-boxed collaboration is co-opted frequently, crossing boundaries between art and activism, between different disciplines and institutions, between commercial and educational contexts. As a flexible format, the workshop seems to fulfil momentary needs and supposedly can be adapted to ‘any’ context, tackling ‘any’ issue. However, the workshop, in its temporary, semi-committed, ad-hoc utterances, needs to be considered also as a consequence of uncertain times, contingent and fragmented work and social relations. 

    Drawing from the workshop-based practice of the Hackers & Designers collective this installation and workshop series focuses on the relation of workshops, collective practices and self-publishing, posing the question how collective practices can negotiate their socio-material conditions in critical, creative and conscious ways, and develop subtle but effective tactics to ‘stay in touch’ with each other and with the different environments they interact with.  

    The installation (built with the fanfare display system) and workshop series are part of the artistic research project of Anja Groten at PhDArts (Academy for Creative and Performing Arts Leiden) and the Making Matters project. It is the first of a series of activities – a distributed, iterative publishing cycle that will materialize as an on and offline publication.

    fanfare display system

    Workshop program:

    Wednesday 1 June, 13.00-18.00 — ‘Workshop Chatter’ with Chattypub (Walk-in, no RSVP required)

    Check out the installation by Hackers & Designers at Page Not Found and stop by for cookies, coffee, tea and a chat about workshops! Share your workshop anecdotes, unexpected insights, mundane observations, awkward interaction, and get introduced to Chattypub – a chat application, a design and publishing tool, a workshop, a collective practice. 

    Thursday 2 June, 10:00-13:00 ‘Workshop / Werkstatt / Werkplaats: Workshop site and situation’ (On-site workshop, RSVP required)

    An on-site workshop in collaboration with Fabulous Future (Naomi Credé) and fanfare.

    What is physical publishing? How do we imagine a workshop space? How can a display activate space? 

    With the installation at Page Not Found, you are invited to collectively imagine and construct the modular system as a workshop space. The workshop and structure will be built with the playful modular fanfare display system, which assists in modifying, activating and claiming space. During the workshop, fanfare, Fabulous Future and Hackers & Designers will join forces to challenge/expand/enhance/continue the display system together with the workshop participants.

    Friday 3 June, 10:00-12:00 ‘Forkshop’ (hybrid workshop on- and offline, RSVP required)

    The unspecificity of the workshop format makes it difficult to describe and critique. This ‘Forkshop’ is an invitation to regard the workshop itself as a medium, something that can be externalized, iterated, opened up to others. 

    This workshop starts at 10:00 for those joining in person and at 10:30 for those joining online.

    Please specify whether you join in person or online when you RSVP.

    Friday 3 June, 19:00-20.30 ‘Workshop scripts’, talk by Anja Groten (Walk-in, no RSVP required)

    This talk by Anja Groten from Hackers & Designers addresses collective documentation and publishing practices, putting forth the question how to anticipate and capture workshops.

    Saturday 4 June, 14:00-18:00 ‘Workshop scripts’ (On-site workshop, RSVP required)

    This on-site workshop will pay attention to narrative and the discursive potentials of pedagogical documents such as workshop scripts, instruction and install manuals, readme’s, scores, how-tos, gameplay, exercises, and prompts.

    Sunday 5 June, 13:00-16:00 — ‘Solarpunk Kids (Bring Your Own Grown-up)’ (On-site workshop, RSVP required)

    Find more information about this workshop in the separate event description on the bottom of this page.

    RSVP information:

    To participate, please RSVP via email to anja@hackersanddesigners.nl by 31 May, with subject ‘H&D RSVP’, your name, and mention of the activities of your choice. You will receive a confirmation and more detailed information by June 1st. You can also stop by Page Not Found on 1st of June and sign up in person.

    All workshops are free of charge.

    Disclaimers:

    Each workshop will have a different focus and takes a different approach (thus attending more than one will not be boring!)

    The workshops will depart from and take into consideration the experiences and interests of the group of workshop participants. Upon sign-up you will receive a confirmation email with more details and what to bring or prepare (preparation will not take more than 10 minutes of your time) 

    Please read the H&D Code of Conduct before joining the activities.

    The space is mostly wheelchair accessible with the exception of the rest room. Please let us know if you have any access needs that we should take into consideration.

    About Hackers & Designers / Anja Groten

    Hackers & Designers is a non-profit initiative organizing workshops at the intersection of technology, design and art. By creating shared moments of hands-on learning H&D stimulates collaboration across disciplines, technological literacy, and different levels of expertise. Since 2015 H&D organizes the annual H&D Summer Academy in Amsterdam, an experiment in non-hierarchical learning and making. Tutors become participants, participants become workshop tutors—everyone is taken on the collective venture of shared responsibility, bringing in their own expertise, urgency and experience.

    Current members of the H&D collective are Loes Bogers, André Fincato, Selby Gildemacher, Anja Groten, Heerko van der Kooij, Juliette Lizotte, Karl Moubarak, Christine Kappé, and Pernilla Manjula Philip.

    Anja Groten (1983, DE) is a designer, organizer and educator based in Amsterdam. Investigating collectivity-in-practice, her work revolves around the cross-section of digital and physical media, design and art education and her involvement in different interdisciplinary groups. In 2013 she co-founded the initiative Hackers & Designers, attempting to break down the barriers between the different fields and practices by enforcing a common vocabulary through education, hacks and collaboration.

    Anja is a PhD candidate at PhD Arts, and the consortium Bridging Art, Design and Technology through Critical Making, and since 2019 the course director of the design department at the Sandberg Instituut Amsterdam, Master of the Rietveld Academie.

  • 05/06/2022

    Solarpunk Kids (Bring Your Own Grown-up) – Scavenger hunt in and around Page Not Found

    Where is the Internet? Can I make my own internet? How much power does it consume? Is it bad for the environment? Hackers & Designers does experiments to find out what a sustainable Internet of the future might look like. Want to join?

    Are you between 7-12 years old* and would you like to make a scavenger hunt in and around Page Not Found and the Boekhorststraat? Find your favourite grown up and ask them to apply! We will make wearable wifi networks to hide digital clues. After making the scavenger hunt we will try out the hunt ourselves and look for the clues using our mobile phones!

    What can you expect? Young participants will learn to design a scavenger hunt. The grown-up participants will learn how to make mini websites using HTML and put them on mobile wifi modules which we will use to create the digital scavenger hunt.

    This event is part of the installation and workshop series “Figuring Things Out Together — Exploring the ‘Workshop’ as a concept and format for collective learning and publishing” organised by Anja Groten of Hackers & Designers.

    The workshop is bilingual (Dutch/English), and takes place from 13:00 – 16:00.

    What to bring: a laptop computer (plus usb adaptor if your computer requires it) and a smartphone. Bring a buddy! The workshop is set up to participate as a pair (one adult and one young person), and we will need both of your skills and imagination throughout the entire workshop!

    Entrance is free. If you want to keep the Wifi Modules you can buy them from for their cost price (€17,00).

    Sign up (before 1 June) via: anja@hackersanddesigners.nl – upon sign-up we will send you a more detailed set-up of the program.

    *If you are older but think it would be fun and you are happy to work with the other kids, you are welcome too!

What's new
⚪️⚪️⚪️This Friday during @hoogtijdenhaag we showcase “Moving Dots Speaking About Dots #2”- a collaborative publication made by Knust Press, Corners Studio (Seoul) and artists Rogier Arents (NL) and Bird Pit (KR). 

⚪️For this publication both designers have reflected upon the core theme of the dot. Bird Pit transformed the dots into characters of his coloured pencil illustrations. Arents’ dots reflect the movements of the moon and its trajectory. The result is a playful publication that can be browsed in any direction and orientation.

🤍Come flip through this wonderful publication in whatever way you desire!

⚪️Design by @dongbinhan , who made the cover artwork for the publication.

#movingdotsspeakingaboutdots #hoogtijdenhaag #knustpress #cornersstudio #rogierarents #birdpit

⚪️⚪️⚪️This Friday during @hoogtijdenhaag we showcase “Moving Dots Speaking About Dots #2”- a collaborative publication made by Knust Press, Corners Studio (Seoul) and artists Rogier Arents (NL) and Bird Pit (KR).

⚪️For this publication both designers have reflected upon the core theme of the dot. Bird Pit transformed the dots into characters of his coloured pencil illustrations. Arents’ dots reflect the movements of the moon and its trajectory. The result is a playful publication that can be browsed in any direction and orientation.

🤍Come flip through this wonderful publication in whatever way you desire!

⚪️Design by @dongbinhan , who made the cover artwork for the publication.

#movingdotsspeakingaboutdots #hoogtijdenhaag #knustpress #cornersstudio #rogierarents #birdpit
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🧮 From 1-5 June Anja Groten and @hackersanddesigners welcome you to the installation and workshop series “Figuring Things Out Together — Exploring the ‘Workshop’ as a concept and format for collective learning and publishing.”

🔴Manifold contexts shape articulations around workshops, different workshop meanings, materializations, practices, and legacies. The ‘workshop’ – an ambiguous yet popular format for time-boxed collaboration is co-opted frequently, crossing boundaries between art and activism, between different disciplines and institutions, between commercial and educational contexts. 

🔴As a flexible format, the workshop seems to fulfil momentary needs and supposedly can be adapted to ‘any’ context, tackling ‘any’ issue. However, the workshop, in its temporary, semi-committed, ad-hoc utterances, needs to be considered also as a consequence of uncertain times, contingent and fragmented work and social relations. 

🔴Drawing from the workshop-based practice of the Hackers & Designers collective this installation (built with the fanfare display system) and workshop series focuses on the relation of workshops, collective practices and self-publishing, posing the question how collective practices can negotiate their socio-material conditions in critical, creative and conscious ways, and develop subtle but effective tactics to ‘stay in touch’ with each other and with the different environments they interact with. 

🧮 Check out the link in our bio for the full programme and RSVP info!

#hackersanddesigners #pagenotfoundinvite

🧮 From 1-5 June Anja Groten and @hackersanddesigners welcome you to the installation and workshop series “Figuring Things Out Together — Exploring the ‘Workshop’ as a concept and format for collective learning and publishing.”

🔴Manifold contexts shape articulations around workshops, different workshop meanings, materializations, practices, and legacies. The ‘workshop’ – an ambiguous yet popular format for time-boxed collaboration is co-opted frequently, crossing boundaries between art and activism, between different disciplines and institutions, between commercial and educational contexts.

🔴As a flexible format, the workshop seems to fulfil momentary needs and supposedly can be adapted to ‘any’ context, tackling ‘any’ issue. However, the workshop, in its temporary, semi-committed, ad-hoc utterances, needs to be considered also as a consequence of uncertain times, contingent and fragmented work and social relations.

🔴Drawing from the workshop-based practice of the Hackers & Designers collective this installation (built with the fanfare display system) and workshop series focuses on the relation of workshops, collective practices and self-publishing, posing the question how collective practices can negotiate their socio-material conditions in critical, creative and conscious ways, and develop subtle but effective tactics to ‘stay in touch’ with each other and with the different environments they interact with.

🧮 Check out the link in our bio for the full programme and RSVP info!

#hackersanddesigners #pagenotfoundinvite
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