Arne Hendriks, Soup for improvement
Thursday November 10
Starts at 8 pm, free entrance
Based on a simple pot of pumkinsoup, curator Arne Hendriks researches the principles of open source culture. Together with the audience he tastes and improves the recipe shared online by an unknown amateur chef at the other side of the world. While he does so, Hendriks talks about his work as an independent curator and artist on the intersection between art, design and fashion.
Together with Bas van Abel, creative director at Waag Society and Fablab Amsterdam, Hendriks started Instructables Restaurant. This is the first Open Source restaurant in the world. Everything you see, use and eat here is downloaded from instructables.com, an online platform where people share what they do and how they do it. The restaurant doesn’t actually create anything itself but it constantly ‘borrows’ the knowledge of others. According to the makers this is urgently needed so the digital dust layer of the unprecedented amount of information online can be blown off.