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Habbakuk expert meeting

An expert meeting discussing innovation and extreme scenarios, what happens when creativity interacts with science and technology, and how to break 'innovation stagnation'.

5
 
Jun 2013
 - 
6
 
Jun 2013
 
11:00 to 23:00
location: OS Kantine, Weiner Leó utca 5, Boedapest 1065

Habbakuk is a research project initiated by V2_ in 2013. It researches the improbable but true historical top secret project Habbakuk. The initial inspiration for this programme of research was a top secret experiment conducted during World War II, involving the proposed use of a special form of ice to build an aircraft carrier for the Allies.

More about the project: v2.nl/lab/projects/habbakuk

Aim of the Budapest meeting:
The programme is being developed by V2_ Institute for the Unstable Media (Rotterdam, The Netherlands) and OS Kantine (Budapest). The aim of the meeting is to gather experts together from a range of backgrounds including art, design, science, and history to discuss the following questions:

  • How is innovation accelerated in extreme scenarios (war, natural disaster, et cetera)?
  • What happens when science and technology interact with creativity and design thinking in such a context?
  • What methods are most effective to break 'innovation stagnation', and how can constraints on creativity stimulate the best outcome?
  • What examples from history or our current time depict this kind of creative problem-solving under pressure?

The results of the expert meeting will become part of a larger programme of research and form part of a series of expert meetings around the globe taking place in 2013. The outputs from the meetings (notes, interviews, et cetera) will be released as part of a publication and series of documentary shorts.

Initiators and organizers:
Michelle Kasprzak, Boris Debackere, V2_
Eszter Bircsák, Melinda Sipos, Attila Nemes, OS Kantine

When and where:
June 5-6, 2013 at OS Kantine 
Participation is by invitation only.

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