Time:19:30 - 22:00 (CET)
    Price:free, but registration required
    Location:De Kazerne
    Street:Paradijslaan 8
    Zip code:5611 KN

    Posted in event, 25th of February, 2016


    Sign up: Bliksem & Donderdag 2
    Expect the Unexpected!

    Expect more sparks to fly during the second evening of “Bliksem & Donderdag. It’s already established itself as very special event bursting with Flashes of Enlightenment. Join us on Thursday March 10, when the Kazerne Creative Cluster in Eindhoven is once again transformed into an Open space for inspiration, connection, collaboration and acceleration.

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    Why this event is different

    Bliksem & Donderdag is a new international podium where designs, concepts, ideas and dilemmas are shared, tested and accelerated in front of an enthusiastic, responsive forum. You’ll witness a number of short thought presentations by active makers, thinkers, doers and dreamers. Then everyone in the room is encouraged to respond and add to those ideas. Results are often food for thought.

    This series of Bliksem en Donderdag (a play on the Dutch words for Thunder and Lightning) has been inspired by the famous “boterhammensessies” (‘sandwich’ sessions). They took place in the 1960’s at the Philips Natlab Research Labs at Strijp-S. During these informal sessions, lab employees shared research and ideas – something unusual in an era of guarded industrial secrets. They discovered that innovation goes much faster when ideas are shared at an early stage. And great ideas develop when you involve people from very different backgrounds. Eindhoven has grown into the “global city of invention” because thousands of designers, artists, researchers, and engineers are tinkering with new products, concepts and ideas.

    The evening is best described as “organized serendipity”. Several of the 5 minute interventions are scheduled in advance. But there’s also room for spontaneous contributions from those attending (last time we heard new angles on drones as well as ADHD!)

    Participation in the event is free but please register here.

    Bliksem en Donderdag is from 20:00 (doors open at 19:30) – 22:00 with drinks afterwards. For those interested, it is possible to join for diner, a two-course menu served by Kazerne for 24,50 euro. Book in advance at Kazerne mentioning Bliksem en Donderdag and if you have any dietary wishes. You can book online via, via of via phone, 040 304 1388. 

    Working on a project? Have a dilemma or dream you’d like to share? If you’d like to take the floor for up to 5 minutes of fame, please mail so we can reserve a spot for you.

    In short:

    Who is who?

    This evening is an initiative by the national public broadcaster VPRO Medialab, Baltan Laboratories, Eindhoven University of Technology TU/e, High Tech Campus and many others. Eindhoven has over 85 nationalities in its midst. That’s explains why the sessions are in English.

    See you soon,

    Samantha Castano, VPRO Medialab
    Koen Snoekx en Olga Mink, Baltan Laboratories
    Joep Huiskamp, TU/e
    Bert-Jan Woertman, High Tech Campus
    Ton van Gool, Stichting Cultuur Eindhoven

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