Hendrik-Jan Grievink is researcher and designer at Next Nature Network, the international network that stimulates debate around the impact of technology on the relation between people, nature and technology through multidisciplinary projects, publications and events. Among other projects, Hendrik-Jan is designer of the In Vitro Meat Cookbook, an award-winning cookbook that explores the future of lab grown meat through 45 speculative recipes. Hendrik-Jan created the Pyramid of Technology, a conceptual model and design tool that visualizes how technology can become nature. Hendrik-Jan organizes interactive workshops and currently leads the Reprodutopia project, a research into how emerging reproductive technologies (such as artificial wombs) will impact the way we make babies, experience intimacy and build relationships in next nature.


‘Is it fair and just to place all risks and burdens of producing a new generation of humans only on the female part of the population?’

photo credit: Raymond van Mil

Dymphie Braun is a programme maker, researcher, and curator with over 10 years of experience in media and the cultural / creative sector. She is part of the programme team of Pakhuis de Zwijger in Amsterdam, where she organises events, talks, and workshops about design, technology and entrepreneurship. A silent rebel and art lover, who not only shares the (key to) success stories of disruptors and changemakers but also tries to open up the conversation about the things we fear the most: fucking up. Dymphie is one of the Dutch team captains of FuckUp Nights, a global movement and event series that shares stories of professional failure. Each month, in 252 cities across the globe, brave FuckUpreneurs get up in front of a room full of strangers to share their own professional fuckup. The stories of the business that crashes and burns, the partnership deal that goes sour, the product that has to be recalled - living life without filters.

“Don’t bury your failures, let them inspire you”

December is Context with Dan Hassler- Forest.

Media scholar and science fiction expert Dan Hassler-Forest teaches and writes about the intersection between politics and popular culture. He has published books and articles on superhero movies, Star Wars, and zombies, and is currently focused on the digital culture of the global Far Right. Join us Friday, 15 December. Doors open at 8.30 AM, talk starts 9.00 AM sharp! Limited tickets available.

September is Compassion with Jochem WeierinkMusic always played a big role in his life, which was almost inevitable being the child of two musicians. Influenced by John Williams, Hans Zimmer and Howard shore he decided to pursue a career in composition for film and he got the chance to study composition for the media at the HKU.

Currently, he writes music for films, commercials, and film-trailers and at this point, he is honored to say that academy award winning films such as The Imitation Game and Ida have used his music in their film trailers.

Join us Friday, 29th September.

Doors open at 8.30 AM, talk starts 9.00 AM sharp!

Limited tickets available

Hans-Peter van Velthoven

Music photographer Hans-Peter van Velthoven got the opportunity to take his career beyond the beaten track when he was pulled on stage by Bono in 2001.

Today he is working directly for musicians like James Bay and bands like Muse and Stereophonics.
There is even a Muse film coming up which he is developing together with the band.

“The camera is of the mind.. The picture of the soul”

Join us Friday, 28 April @creativemorningsutrecht

Watch the inspiring talk that Katrien van Beurden gave us last Friday at CreativeMornings Utrecht.

‘If the world would be a hotel, what archetypical character
would you be and what would be your position in this hotel?’
Katrien van Beurden travels the world with this question and
creates imaginary hotels with actors from around the world.
She traveled from warzones to Wall street, to countries like
Palestine, America, Iran, India and Ghana.

In November 2017 the show ‘A Room with a View’ will have
its world premiere in Amsterdam. In which the audience will
witness people from all layers of society: managers, cooks,
cleaners, soldiers, immigrants, politicians, secret lovers,
homeless looking for a place to sleep, people who are
oppressed and others who are oppressing.
Visit: https://www.theatrehotelcourage.com/ for more.

This February is Moments with drones and Jelte Keur.Jelte studied at the University of Arts and worked seven years as an actor on stage, before his hobby and interest in film and photography was going to change his life. 
When the first drone options came on the market, he extended his hobby and soon visualized a certain video that he was going to make.  

One morning, he looked out his window and knew it was going to happen. The drone video of the Dom tower went viral and Jelte started to get a lot of offers. 
Today he is working fulltime as a drone pilot in his own company and has already worked in several countries around the globe.  

This February’s global theme is Moments. The theme was chosen by the CreativeMornings Montréal chapter and illustrated by Patrick Seymour

We’re excited to welcome Jelte Keur on Friday, February 24.
Love to see you there!

Last Friday we revealed our mystery speaker.
We had a most amazing and inspiring morning with Lightartist Titia Ex.Titia Ex works with light, movement and spatial perception. The work is always in a dialogue with its physical surroundings and is incomplete without it. The history of a site or the current use of the space plays a significant part in the interpretation of the art works. Works have been commissioned for many public spaces and exhibited around the world. Through light installations she intervenes in the time, space and energy of the environment. She received several awards like the best landscape art award 2013 for The Waiting from Coda WorX USA and the Urban and Landscape Lighting Lamp Award 2015 in Barcelona and The People Choice City Light Award 2016 in Seoul both for Dolmen Light.