So, literally operating from the center of power, on Friday, the 27th of September, The HOT100 will find themselves at the center stage of this most inspiring environment that is oozing with importance. Surrounded by a near-perfect setting the talents will attend in several workshop sessions to current societal issues and problems that badly need some revision. One of the meetings, led by the Hackable Metropolis Amsterdam initiative, will deal with the actual building itself as the question will be on how to (temporarily) reactivate public domains (such as an abandoned ministry building) with the help of digital media. A fairly new, and tricky field of research to which the answers are yet not easy to find. By using the municipal complex as the setting for the HOT100 Days, however, a great step has been taken toward new innovative solutions that not only focus on utility but also on public interest.
While the HOT100 are busy racking their brains spectators can sneak a peek not only at the building’s interior but also at the HOT100 2013 talent book which will be launching the same day. Following the workshops, the HOT100 will give a brief presentation of their works where the audience can expect to see what happens when great minds come together and channel their creative energy into projects that may or may not make a difference one day.
If you are around The Hague, make sure to pay a visit to this abandoned ministry building and to explore its inner content. In case, you will be there this weekend and you would like to see what the HOT100 have up their sleeves, please, send an e-mail so you can attend this event. Looking forward to seeing many of your curious faces in The Hague!
This article belongs to a series of posts on The New Institute’s HOT100 2013, this year’s selection of the most talented graduates in the fields of media, art and technology. In a special series of articles Pop-Up City highlights the best what the Dutch creative scene has in store for the upcoming years.