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Book launch: A Blueprint for a Lab of the Future

Baltan Laboratories launches its new publication A Blueprint for a Lab of the Future on Wednesday, 7 September 2011 from 5-7 PM in the NatLab at Strijp-S in Eindhoven. This extensive publication presents the results of and reflections on Baltan’s two-year pilot phase undertaken from 2008 to 2010.

Included in this publication is an essay and documentation to The City is Creative, a commission by artist Michelle Teran developed during a residency at Baltan Laboratories.

A Blueprint for a Lab of the Future is Baltan’s second publication, following The Future of the Lab, which was launched at ISEA2010 RUHR (International Symposium on Electronic Art) in Dortmund, Germany last year. This new publication is designed by Eric de Haas and Martijn Maas, and features:

  • conversations, recommendations, challenges, and statements that illustrate the process of building the lab;
  • extensive documentation of and reflection on the projects supported and initiated by Baltan from 2008 to 2010;
  • new essays and interviews with artists and collaborators featuring their perspectives on the lab.

The launch event at the NatLab starts off with an afternoon expert meeting for professionals, led by guest speakers Attila Nemes from Kitchen Budapest in Hungary, Atau Tanaka from Culture Lab in England, and Rasa Smite from RIXC in Latvia.