Marie Verdeil (she/her)
Marie is a french designer based in Bruxelles, and holding a BA from the Design Academy Eindhoven. Within her work, she uses hacks and subversion in an attempt to shift our relationship with technology and draw attention to the ever growing resources involved in its production.
Her practice is based on empirical and empathic research and often results in creating tools, methods or experiences, rather than ready-made solutions. Previous projects take the form of websites, objects, instruments, publications & installations among others.
Raaf (Unbinare) (they/them)
Raaf is an anarchist, hacker and reverse engineer. In 2020 they founded Unbinare, an e-waste reverse engineering laboratory which aims to reduce the increase of e-waste by finding ways to repurpose discarded electronic devices.
Unbinare operates from an anarchist context and considers their research to be a form of direct action to counter state and corporate control of the environment. Prior to founding Unbinare, Raaf has been an artist, composer, architectural designer, security consultant and hardware security researcher.
Marloes de Valk (she/her)
Marloes de Valk is a software artist and writer in the post-despair stage of coping with the threat of global warming and being spied on by the devices surrounding her.
Surprised by the obsessive dedication with which we, even post-Snowden, share intimate details about ourselves to an often not too clearly defined group of others, astounded by the deafening noise we generate while socializing with the technology around us, she is looking to better understand why.
Danny Tirthdas van der Kleij (varia) (he/him)
Danny van der Kleij is a software developer, media artist, varia-member and radio DJ. His practice combines alternative and situational software and amateur electronic engineering, also focussing on the practicality ignored within politics of repairability.
varia is a Rotterdam-based initiative and space for developing collective approaches around everyday technology, through maintaining and facilitating a collective infrastructure. At its core, varia aims to develop critical insights into the technologies around us. They experiment with different instruments and tools to develop physical and digital infrastructures in a collective way.
Sunjoo Lee (she/her)
Sunjoo Lee is a media artist based in the Netherlands. Lee makes tools, sensory robots that respond to the environment, and video art installations, combining technology and ecology. Her works often explore topics such as; technology for more-than-humans, emergence, biomimicry, permacomputing and future forms of symbiosis.
Her recent works are more research-based, largely replacing her computer-based practice in her studio with spending as much time as possible in a natural environment. Sunjoo will close the symposium programme where she will refect on her making process.
Michal Klodner (he/him)
Michal Klodner moves from the field of audiovisual live performances and experimental film to forest gardening and building livinglabs. With a background in information science and coding practice involves writing on online activism, digital curation or postmediality, as part of creating networks based on trust in those fields.
In the recent projects on the role of artistic research in sustainability Klodner got into computational aspects of media art in relation to ecosystems and more than human natureculture communities, trying to develop livinglabs as an interdisciplinary method of nondestructive living-research in nature and wilderness.