Cutting Edge was a series within our events programme for handycrafters, (student) artists, designers and other creatives in and around our Makers Guild at the Waag, a cooperation between Fablab Amsterdam and the Open Wetlab.
This series offered a symbiosis of going out (DJ's, bar) and experimenting with old crafts, art, design and new digital production techniques (Hypercraft). In every event we searched for an inspiring mix of people, fields of expertise, music and more. We invited artists that made work that related to the chosen theme of the event.
Themes were e.g.: Share (open design, Fusion), Trash to treasure (copy/re-make culture: objects, video, music), Food Fab (Bio-experiments & design), Tex-periments (Weaver revolution, hypercrafting experiments with fashion), Sound bites (building experimental musical instruments, Arduino programming, crackleboxes), Culture clash (local and global tribes, folk art & design, decorations, habits, folk tales, music).
The audience was a mix of young artists, designers, scientist (or students), handycrafters and creatives from Amsterdam and surroundings.
This series took place at the Waag in Amsterdam, a unique historical place in the centre and is made possible by the Amsterdam Fund for the Arts (AFK).