Onze coöperatieve werkvereniging de Open Coop gaat de derde lente in. Deze week is het kantineterras weer opgebouwd, en legt de crew van City Plot een stoepmoestuin aan. En ondertussen schieten de nieuwe initiatieven als jong gras uit de grond, vergaapte Obama zich aan de printkunsten van DUS en – niet doorvertellen – hebben we binnenkort een studio beschikbaar voor een spraakmakend klein bedrijf. Interesse? Stuur een mail naar hallo@opencoop.nl.

week 124


Last week started with busy day including a general members meeting at the Coop and concluded on Friday with informal presentations where our neighbours FiberPeter Robinett and Topika delivered a quick keynote about their previous and current projects.

Presentation afternoon at @opencoop Drop by If you’re in the area. Also a bit about @FiberFestival later on. pic.twitter.com/ZsBURwLQuO

— Jarl Schulp (@jarlschulp) 

February 21, 2014

In this post we also salute one of our newest members Lauren Verster and like to introduce her with a Dutch write up:

Lauren Verster (33) is programmamaker en presentatrice (Nederland 3) van serieuze (http://avro.nl/rooijakkersenverster) en helemaal niét serieuze (http://www.tros.nl/tros-tips/deduitsers) reportageprogramma’s, woeste avonturenshows (www.avro/atlas) en veel meer.
Voordat ze naar Nederland 3 ging, volgde ze jarenlang (oorlogs-)fotografen naar barre oorden (van Nigeria tot Ijsland) en maakte daar tv van. 
Ook schrijft ze teksten en columns en bracht ze een interviewboek uit waarin ze schrijvers en zangers, acteurs en wetenschappers , vrienden en een ex,! vroeg naar hun zieleroerselen over, en wat wél en niét te doen bij, liefdesverdriet. (http://www.bol.com/nl/p/uit/9200000017455223/). 
Ze is dagvoorzitter en host voor commerciele en niet-commerciele evenementen, en stem voor documentaires, films en reclames. Bij de Open Coop werkt ze aan een documentaire, doet ze braaf haar huiswerk en drinkt de lekkerste koffie van Kees. Ze heeft drie banen, één geliefde en twee katten.

Topika

Pieter Hilhorst congratulated Topika with a cheque and a jury gave advise for future business opportunities with open data sources for the final round of the Apps voor Ouders challenge. 

The Skinvision application hit the app store with an updated archive functionality. Topika is looking for testers, let them know if you like to share your opinion about the application.

Artvark

The artvark has been working on his latest initiative : De KunstLoods. a platform for re-use of exhibition materials.
he’s been setting up a temporary website and Facebook exchange page for the exhibition sector, a short explanatory animation, and hosted a lot of meetings with stakeholders like De Appel, Stedelijk Museum, Museumplaats, SuperUse, BNO, OntwerpWerk, AFK, Stichting Doen etc.
for support, De Appel has already put a touch screen information thing forward, and the Stedelijk Museum has offered their latest exhibition (Marcel Wanders) to the project.
next to this, some important steps were taken in the realization of Harmen Liemburg’s art piece for the Noordzuidlijn station in Noord.

Aldo en Thomas

They are busy researching and setting up our next cooperative experiment for brewing our own softdrinks.

Sujata

Sujata has been to the Protospace aan het IJ and laser cut the next round of magnetic letters for the Open Coop signage. Jasper squeezed all the necessary letters (and more) onto a super efficient design. 

Sujata is also in the beginning stages of a collaborative art/medicine project with a plastic surgeon from the VUmc, they are presently assessing the feasibility and therapeutic usefulness of a photo series about gender change. 

week 120-123

We have a couple of new people at the Open Coop and will post more about them in our next note, for now everything that has been going on the last four weeks.

The Open Coop was featured in the year report of Rabobank Nederland with an interview of Christian Ernsten and Joost Janmaat.

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The Volkskrant published a spread on the ‘Renaissance of Amsterdam-North’, with in-depth reporting on the Open Coop and and interview of Thijs Middeldorp.

Peter Robinett

Last week Peter got started on his work with Beamer and visited former collaborators Graphic Surgery in their studio.

On Thursday he participated in Tony’s OBA Fietssafari at the TonTon Club. He also continued to investigate the internet situation in the Poortgebouw.

DUS architects

The team of studio Drift, Luuk van Laake, Rombout Frieling and DUS is shortlisted for the competition for the lightconcept of the famous ‘KapellBrücke’ and was sightseeing for inspiration.

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Partizan Publik

Partizan Publik was invited to design the campaign to get out the vote for the upcoming municipal elections in Amsterdam.

February 24th, at 20:00, Partizan Publik presents STAAKT. 

A theatrical lecture on the February 1941 strike, the biggest civil uprising against the Nazi occupation during the Second World War, that started in Amsterdam. 

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A day later, Amsterdam commemorates the February Strike at the statue of the Dokwerker: Jonas Daniel Meijerplein, 16:45.

Bite.me

Read the latest news about StreetDinners which just launched 5 x streetdinners on 4en5mei.Amsterdam !

Topika

Alexander co-organised This happened IXD14, an evening about the stories behind interaction design projects. 

  • Marie de Vos - STBY – talked about improving travelers’ experience of train platforms.
  • Christian Eckert & Andreas Wegner - icon incar – talked about designing a next-generation automotive interface.
  • Pieter Jan Pieters – OWOW – talked about The Social Project
  • Luna Maurer – Studio Moniker – talked about the ever-growing animation film Your Line or Mine

Sujata

Her work was included in the W-CA Contemporary Landscape exhibition, in Worcester City Gallery & Museum, Worcester, UK, with the theme ‘contemporary photographic responses to Landscape. The works in the collection are far more critical and context driven than simply a reflection of either a rural or urban landscape. They are as much about the interior as the exterior, they are environmentally political, they are socially political and they raise notions of identity.’

http://www.sujata.nl/contemporary-landcape-photography-group-exhibition-worcester-uk/

She has been messing around with the laser cutter at protospace aan het ij to engrave photos on wood. It started as a demo/experiment with some guys (Yp & Daan) that were volunteering there, That has probably prepared her enough for making open coop signage in the near future :)

Last but not least one of her ‘scapes’ is hanging in Pussy Galore! 

see also … http://www.sujata.nl/scapes/ 

week 119

After two seemingly quiet weeks the Coop is starting to fill with visible activity again. As you can read below there was plenty of stuff going on behind the scenes. With this post we are looking back at the last month in order to catch up with everything.

To start with we are glad to announce two new aspiring members that moved in recently. Peter Robinett is a iOS and backend developer and Marina van der Lecq restores antique furniture.

Just before the holiday we also had an amazing Christmas dinner with curated cooperative presents for everybody.

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At the same time the Young Economic Board of Amsterdam and Rotterdam had their Christmas drinks in our meeting room.

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Right before the end of the year there was also some renovation and restructuring going on.

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DUS Architects 

Probably the most amount of work was done a couple of hundred meters away from the office.

The 3D printer was moved to the construction site of the 3D Print Canal House, while the branding and design of the signage and the facilities was finalised. 

Last week Friday the project was officially kicked off with a stakeholder meeting at the construction site. More pictures here.

dmau

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dmau completed the first phase of the research project "Participatory Documentary [and the city]" which investigates the potential of integrating documentary film working methods with urban research projects. The work was funded by the Dutch Creative Industry Funds and will be developed further in 2014. If this sounds of interest please get in touch with Daryl for more information.

Partizan Publik

The current resident in the Atelier aan de Middendijk - artist Jan van der Ploeg - finished his first work: http://www.atelieraandemiddendijk.nl/. This summer he will present a land mark in a field in close to the Atelier.

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Vonk, a weekly insert in De Volkskrant, published a long story on work and new forms of working, in which the Open Coop figured as an example.

Topika

Alexander visited the 30C3 between Christmas and New Years Eve in Hamburg which is the annual congress of the Chaos Computer Club. The event focuses on hard and software security and for the first time had curated categories like Hardware & Making, Art & Beauty, Science & Engineering, Security & Safety, Politics, Ethics & Society. To give you an idea the Glenn Greenwald keynote about his work with Edward Snowden was often interrupted by massive applause.

Jacob Applebaum delivered two keynotes, one about his work on TOR and another talk "To Protect And Infect, Part 2" about the recent Spiegel publication of NSA documents.

No Neutral Ground in a Burning World by Quinn Norton and Eleanor Saitta was interesting and to relevant in essence but it was a great pity that the delivery failed and the talk did not grasp the audience. Alper gave a similar lecture for our very own Hackdeoverheid which gets gets the point across more intensely. You can find all the other keynotes here.

Artvark 

This December the artvark has finalized testing for Gabriel Lester’s piece ‘Melancholia in Arcadis’ that’ll be on show in the Sidney Biennial this year, and has organized a diner / network meeting / exhibition for artists and cultural entrepreneurs in Stadsdeel West.

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photo test

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Photo of Vacant NL’s mobile hair dresser salon ‘Inside the White Whale’ was one of the exhibited projects.

Corline van Es

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Photo of the openingsdiner “voor elkaar maand” Amsterdam Zuid.

week 110 - 113

To catch up on the overdue reports we decided to wrap up November with a collective post of 4 notes combined in one.

We are very proud to announce that we have installed the new signage system designed by Tony with the lovely typeface Amsterdam Energie by Jasper van den Berg.

Our new neighbours at the Open Coop, Fiber held a Coded Matters event with interesting talks and great performances. 

DMAU

Daryl presented the plan for Deltaplantsoen to the residents of Rivierenbuurt Den Haag and got their support to proceed with its development! 

This plan will be the first “Into the Wild” playground to be built, this is a concept developed by DMAU and Openfabric which received first place in a design competition organised by the Richard Krajicek Foundation in 2012.

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DUS architects

DUS was in London at the BBC world radio theatre, alongside Bre Pettis (CEO makerbot) and Jonathan Meyer (EADS) in front of a 300 people audience talking about our 3D print Canal House. 

They are also nominated for the ICON award for ‘Emerging Architecture Practice of the Year’ next to Kunle Adeyemi, Clancy Moore, Rural Urban Framework and Jimenez Lai! 

And to not to forget they also started the groundwork of the construction site for the 3D PRINT CANAL HOUSE! 

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Studio Rooiejas 

Jasper has been nominated for the Theateraffiche award 2011-2012 with his design for Bimbo.

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Bite Me has delivered a gift-box of food to directors of ING Bank with the food designed to inspire a discussion on how you and your colleagues contribute to a diverse and innovative work-environment. They have hosted Food Mash # 1 which is a new network created by Farming the City, Metabolic Lab and Bite Me to work towards a local food system in Amsterdam. And finally they are looking for a new chef or cook for their crew to run the daily lunches and café-food: http://www.biteme.co.nl/bite-a-new-chef/

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Topika

Wrapping up a month with a lot of meetings that are setting the strategy for the related projects.

We also decided to team up with all dutch This happened organisers to plan an edition for the coming IXD 14

We had a had a strategic meeting with the research director from the Waag Frank Krezin discussing how our Self Building Building project would fit into their agenda for the next two years. 

We were invited by Matthijs Bouw (One Architecture) to the New Institute and Stichting B.a.d. to lecture about to the SBB project in Rotterdam. 

Partizan Publik

Job Cohen, former mayor of Amsterdam, became the new chairman of the Amsterdam 4 & 5th of May comite.

The members / bosses of Amsterdam Energie decided to start a collaboration with Texel Energie and Windunie, making us 100% independent and 100% cooperative.

Corline van Es

I am working with Minka Bos on the Voor Elkaar month. for the stadsdeel of Amsterdam Zuid we design a do-campaign for people who do something special for their neighbourhood. In five neighbourhoods we emphasize and support initiatives that do amazing things. and we finalize with a big storytelling event. 

One of the neighbourhood project is the dementia friendly environment, a case brought in by the Odensehuis in de Stadionbuurt. They work with students of the Rietveldt, discovering what it is, that makes a street, a park, a network of people, safe and friendly for people with dementia. Yesterday we took part in a workshop where we worked on the case, how to re-connect the neighbourhood to the house and its people. 

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Open State

At Open State we’ve put a new jacket on the Hack de Overheid site and have unlocked great data for the Hackathon with the Dutch Public Broadcasting. Checkout the report and the amazing results here. We also received a letter by two government ministers responding to our briefing the way forward with open data in the Netherlands.

Eddie the Eagle Museum

On Museumnacht Eddie the Eagle Museum created a playfull night inspired by Piet Mondriaan with loud jazz and a futuristic photobooth at the Amsterdam Museum. Check out the pics! 

week 108 & 109

One of our members received a design award and four of our members appeared on dutch national TV.

We are also very glad to announce our newest member Pier Taylor who participated in the “Verboden Landschap Festival" in Arnhem.

Aukje, Hedwig and Joost appeared in a Tegenlicht documentary which is also available online.

Arne Hendriks received a design award at the Dutch Design Week in the category Future Concepts

DUS architects

Hedwig will gave a lecture in Munich at the 3M futureLAB by UCLA and HUD alongside Enrico Dini, Luca Forcucci and Steve Rommel.

Partizan Publik

The May 5th table showed up at a triple AAA location at the IJ shore, just next to the ferry since May 5th 2014, Noord will host the largest Vrijheidsmaaltijd in the city.

Atelier aan de Middendijk is also present at Dutch Design Week with Hoogeland furniture, a result of the residency of Guido Marsille in Atelier aan de Middendijk.

www.hoogelandmeubels.nl

Bite.me

"What do you do when you need an idea? a name? feedback? You invite different networks to an evening and offer them conceptual food and cocktails in exchange for their brains. Bite Me hosted Creative Cocktails #1 last week with 30-40 participants from different creative fields and intend to host more in the future so let them know if you have an issue to tackle over a cocktail!"

Corline van Es

In a co-creation lab, aprox 50 civil servants came together with designers to work on online solutions for participation in the city, reusing existing tools and each others experience and expertise. Interested in follow up? join our linkedin group 

Corline was also on TV talking about the projects “Oorlog in mijn Buurt” and “Huizen van Verzet”.

Artvark

Last week Tom started on a new commissioned evening for the WOW foundation. They’re opening a new artists hotel in de ‘Kolenkit buurt’ (Bos&Lommer) next year, and have asked him to organize an evening with and for artists, cultural entrepreneurs and inhabitants in the neighborhood.

Sujata

'The Banyan tree' about diaspora, from her Roots project, has been published in interactive’s online journal of contemporary art and thought: issue #55 on art and mobility.

A selection of her ‘scapes are part of a group exhibition at the Fotofactory of alumnus and current students at the new location that just opened at Keizersgracht 82 in Amsterdam that is open to the public during general office opening hours and by appointment via Sujata.

week 106 &107

First of all, we have 3 new aspirational members since last week. A warm welcome to DarylMarije en Sujata!

Next to all running projects there is a lot of change happening and we are finding new ways of structuring our aspirations and communication. To facilitate the internal discussion I have posted a summary of the skills and services we offer as a collaborative business on the website that we will evolve with the input of all our members. 

In other news, we received a lovely birth card from our member Aukje. Congrats to the proud parents with the birth of Solomon.

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DUS architects

DUS was honored to be invited by Chanel and L’Officiel to design a unique 3D printed bottle of the Iconic Chanel no. 5. The result can now be seen inside the special 5 year anniversary edition of the magazine. 

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Partizan Publik

The Suikerbus paid a visit to Atelier aan de Middendijk: the exposition is part of the photomanifestation Noorderlicht. They also welcome their new intern Nikki Boot.

Bite.me created The Food Tunnel for Nieuwe Helden’s SynCITY at Nuit Blanche Amsterdam. With more than 200 participants using all their senses the installation discussed food of the future and collected data to research our relationship to food beyond the mere fact of nutrition. 

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Topika

My last two weeks have been divided between the NewsMemeMachine, Self Building Building, Skinvision and some music related experiments.

Corline van Es

Corline is finalising the production of  Govcamp which is due 17 Oktober at http://www.spoorzone013.nl/.

A lot of her time was spent on writing and editing the stories for  "Oorlog in mijn Buurt

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Mirjam Ohringer during the project presentation photo by Katrien Mulder

Artvark 

Tom is still working on the same research - how to cut a graphic design into the hardest ceramic tile floor for the Noordzuidlijn station art piece, and pre-production of the bamboo pavilion in Folkestone.

With Harmen Liemburg he went on a tour at the Mosa factory in Maastricht, for a better understanding of the material they are working with and consult the R&D people there.

An associate of theirs, Mutsaerts Natuursteen, has come up with a materialization that really caught Tom’s attention. Here’s a little sample or study they’ve made.

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Eddie the Eagle Museum 

On Saturday 5 October the recycle store “de Lokatie” has collaborated with the Eagle’s to organise Trashville, a party around some of their trash.

From 12:00 onwards several teams found valuable stuff in that pile and have built a soapbox car for the race at the end of the day.

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Arne Hendriks

Arne caused a stir with organising a lactose intolerance celebration last week at the Beijing Design Week.

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Stadsbranderij Noord

Last week Kees gave a presentation at the Hotelschool The Hague in coffee tasting and serving. Together with his cousin Carel who is a chef and teacher at the Hotelschool, they made a sausage of goose marinated with coffee and cacao to compliment the served coffee from Ethiopia.  

His goal is to become a resident trainer or teacher at the Hotelschool, this to create a more solid coffee knowledge among our future restaurant owners.

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week 104 & 105

During the last two weeks food concepts, exhibitions and other public events were the central themes of most of our projects on deck.

Not to forget that two of our members made it to the Dutch NOS News

DUS Architects

'3RD' an interactive installation designed in collaboration with game design studio Monobanda was launched after intense playtesting (photo below) at REZONE Festival in Den Bosch and will be open to the public from sept 13 - sept 27.

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Hans gave a lecture about their Kamermaker project during the Amsterdam Urban Innovation Week.

DUS also opened their installation for the Future Food House in Rotterdam where they are printing tableware inspired on and made with potatoes. Below an interview and short item about the Food House on NOS News with Hans and also Arne Hendricks in Dutch.

Studio Rooiejas & Arne Hendriks

Below Arne and Jasper are preparing the installation for the World Food Festival in Rotterdam.

 The installation inside the Future Food House below.

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Bite.me

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With a bit of last minute help from our members Bite Me packaged 1050 meals in 350 boxes to be shared by participants of Bedrijfs cultureel abonnement (BCA) 10 year anniversay. This food concept was commissioned by Nieuwe Helden to answer the challenge of surprising and inspiring the participants to share and collaborate.

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Eddie the Eagle contributed to the Bedrijfs cultureel abonnement (BCA) 10 year anniversay with a performance.

Partizan Publik

Jan van der Ploeg is the new artist in residence of their Atelier aan de Middendijk.

A new intern has been chosen from the many applications they received.

They also constructed a communication plan to stimulate sales of self-building lots for the city council of Amsterdam Zuidoost.

One of the bigger hotels in Amsterdam commissioned them to formulate novel concepts for event planning. 

Topika

Tony opened the TonTon Club on Friday the 13th of September with a bunch of great people and Hot Dogs, Doughnuts and beer.

Among other things I have spent the last two weeks planning the next This happened Amsterdam which will be on Monday the 21st of October at the Brakke Grond. Save the date and check out the diverse line-up of the 7th edition.

Artvark

Tom was doing technical research for Noordzuidlijn station piece by Harmen Liemburg ; now focussing on engraving stainless steel, for an accompanying legend in balustrades on the station.

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He was busy with more technical research for a bamboo pavilion by Gabriel Lester at the Folkestone Triennial Arts Festival next summer; bamboos, suppliers, regulations, constructors etc.

week 103

DUS architects - Last weekend the 42nd Chubu Industrial Management Study Mission from Japan visited the 3D Print Canal House site. Hans gave a lecture to more than 40 engineers from e.g. Toyota and other big Japanese businesses about 3D printing architecture in our new Open Coop Classroom!

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Together with Rabobank, MetMik en Nederlands Philharmonisch Orkest Partizan Publik organised Club Oost: a network event for entrepreneurs in Amsterdam Oost.

They also discussed the social and political issues around organising a Vrijheidsmaaltijd in Detentiecentrum Schiphol with volunteers and activists.

Below is an impression of Bite.me’s BuurtLunch last weekend.

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Artvark - Tom was in Venice all week - checkin’ up on project ‘Oo’ in the Pavilion of Lithuania and Cyprus for which he borrowed exhibition walls from museums throughout Europe.

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Another fantastic image from ‘Il Palazzo Encyclopedico’ for ‘artvark@biennial’ below.

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Topika - I have written and submitted a grant proposal together with Dagan Cohen and the Dutch public broadcasting association to realise the NewsMemeMachine concept from the Sandberg@Mediafonds Masterclass. Write-up and positive review of our concept in dutch here, the videos of the final presentations (dutch) are available as well.

The Eddie the Eagle Museum just came back from the island Vlieland where they gaugainianly expedited the locals and festival go-ers at Into the Great Wide Open! Read all about that expedition last weekend.

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Open State announced their next Hackathon with the Dutch public broadcasting association on November 9 at the Mediapark in Hilversum. They have been also working on an operational plan on open education data.

Stadsbranderij Noord roasted coffee during the Into The Great Wide Open festival. Pan roasted coffee, freshly ground and served, without milk & sugar.. obviously.