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Collective Material Practices in Critical Times is the title of the second edition of the Making Matters Symposium, which takes place on Friday 20 and Saturday 21 November at Het Nieuwe Instituut and online. Collective material practices are now emerging that transcend the classical opposition between theory and practice, and thinking and making. These practices actively engage with our crisis-hit times and generate collaborations that connect social, technological and cultural concerns. They show potential for developing a comprehensive approach to art, science and technology, driven by the necessity of fundamentally reimagining the relationship of humans with the world.

Confirmed participants

Participants include: Aliens in Green, Display Distribute, a.pass, Feral Atlas Collective, Jatiwangi Art Factory, The Otolith Group, Olu Taiwo, Kate Rich, Garnet Hertz, Jeanne van Heeswijk, Clara Lobregat Balaguer, and the Material Practices work group (Leiden University, Willem de Kooning Academy, Het Nieuwe Instituut, Waag Society, West Den Haag and associated researchers).

More information will follow soon at

Marina Otero Verzier
Klaas Kuitenbrouwer, Katia Truijen, Marten Kuijpers, Anastasia Kubrak
Alex Walker