MakersXchange: meet Liliana Pereira at ESCAPE, Estúdio de cerâmica in Santo Tirso, Portugal
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MakersXchange: meet Liliana Pereira at ESCAPE, Estúdio de cerâmica in Santo Tirso, Portugal

The first series of online exchanges of the MakersXchange program (MAX) just finished. UPTEC takes the opportunity for MAX to discuss with Liliana Pereira, a ceramic artist and founder of ESCAPE – Estúdio de cerâmica, a space dedicated to handmade ceramics, and get her insights on maker culture. MAX (Makers’ eXchange) project is a pilot…

Makers’ mobility: interview with Stefanie Wuschitz from Mz Baltazar’s Laboratory (1/2)
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Makers’ mobility: interview with Stefanie Wuschitz from Mz Baltazar’s Laboratory (1/2)

As part of MakersXchange (MAX) efforts to define the state of the art of mobility programs for makers, Makery and UPTEC Porto are conducting a series of in-depth user interviews with makers to understand their needs to better embed them in MAX’s Pilot project mobility scheme. Our second interview is with Stefanie Wuschitz, media artist,…

Feral labs: interview with Stefanie Wuschitz from Mz* Baltazar’s Laboratory (2/2)
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Feral labs: interview with Stefanie Wuschitz from Mz* Baltazar’s Laboratory (2/2)

Stefanie Wuschitz, media artist, researcher and founder of the feminist hackerspace Mz* Baltazar’s Laboratory in Vienna, participated in the Feral Labs Network artist-in-residency program this fall at Schmiede festival in Hallein, Austria. Part 2 of our interview. Stefanie Wuschitz works at the intersection of art, research and technology, with a particular focus on feminism, open source technology…

Making Magtronics in Swelovenia: Interview with MAG & Mika
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Making Magtronics in Swelovenia: Interview with MAG & Mika

Not to be outdone by the ongoing pandemic, which had already twice canceled their original 2020 artist co-residency in Slovenia, experimental musician MAG and e-textile designer Mika came together this winter to create their own intimate Feral Labs residency in the Swedish countryside. The two artists had been working together for several years—first in Gothenburg,…

Modelling for Mutual Aid: Maggie Kane on how DIY community organizations can survive during the pandemic
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Modelling for Mutual Aid: Maggie Kane on how DIY community organizations can survive during the pandemic

Community organizer, creative technologist and owner of Streetcat Media, Maggie Kane, is interviewed by curator and critic Régine Debatty about systems of mutual aid, her work with Free99Fridge, and the upcoming class Modelling for Mutual Aid, hosted by School of Machines Making and Make Believe. Modelling for Mutual Aid is an online class that teaches…

In search of symbiosis: the speculative design of Fara Peluso
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In search of symbiosis: the speculative design of Fara Peluso

Artist and designer Fara Peluso speaks about deterioration, decomposition, symbiosis and running out of time. A novel approach to speculative design thinking. The Berlin-based artist and designer Fara Peluso has became known for her explorative and speculative work with algae, adopting new approaches that connect biotechnology with research in sustainable resources. She collaborates with scientists in…

MakersXchange: Hyper Global / Hyper Local
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MakersXchange: Hyper Global / Hyper Local

An Exchange Program for Makers Overcoming global challenges, empowering local communities Hyper Global / Hyper Local, an open call from Makers’ eXchange (MAX) will invite makers to explore what it means to be both connected physically to local contexts and digitally at a global scale when travel and physical exchanges are not possible. The call…