i_beta/event 12 & 13 May 2011, Heerlen, Eutropolis
New ideas on economy_society_culture
The Party Harders are coming to the i_beta/event! They are the ‘enfant terribles’ of the Liege music scene, those Partyharders. Who put their mark on the Belgian festival summer of 2010 with ‘The Pope of Dope’ a co-production with flemish electro phenomena “The Subs”. The hit video of the song portrays the extraordinary life of band member ‘Mon Colonel,’ dressed up as a rock ‘n roll ‘St. Nicholas’, living in Wallifornia. Everything is completely over the top with PartyHarders, the clip, their style, though if one looks a bit further the rough edges of (Los Ange)Liège appear. That’s their source of inspiration, for their music and creative entrpreneurship, the negative image of their city and their part of Belgium.
Thursday May 12 and friday May 13 the third edition of the i_beta/event was held at Heerlen. Around 3000 visitors from the Euregio Maas-Rhine attended the event and all the free available activities. The event drew a large audience partly due to the two-day Turbo 3000 turbo design supermarkt. Output i_beta/event: Check our i_beta/event 2011 storify for the [...]
We Are Eutropolis shows how eutropolitan creatives imagine their region. This short film was the opening movie of the i_beta/event. #12 We Are Eutropolis from zachte g TV on Vimeo.
Leon Verdonschot is, just like last year, our presenter for the main event of i_beta/. Leon is a true Rock ‘n Roll writer, and a great interviewer, with his own radio talkshow, tv-quiz and southern roots he is the perfect match for the i_beta/event! For more information aobut Leon visit his website
During the lunch break on Friday May 13 there will be a special performance by three bands from the VIA2018 popproject. Upcoming bands like Audiofeel and Sungrazer will perform a special song that is iconic for this region: Autobahn. The audience will be asked to record the performances with their mobile phones and cameras. These will be uploaded to a central location where it will be edited as a video clip. This clip will premiere this very day in the Royal Cinema. Check out the result of last years crowd source video by Graund.
Theorem: Bands do not cross the border; we are focusing on our own country in pop music. The question is: how do you get bands to cross borders, or how to eliminate them?
The answer: working in another country for one week! Focusing on the following regions: Hasselt, Maastricht and Heerlen with its own pop-stages. This summer, three bands will work a week long at one pop-stage where they will be trained and coached (by some well-known instructors form the pop scene) in the specific qualities of that particular stage.
Shop till you drop!! With products made by 30 designers from Belgium, Netherlands and Germany.
Honingmanstraat 57, 6411 JE Heerlen, Nl (Eutropolis)
Sponsored by VELTINS
THU May 12 – 12 – 21 h
FRI May 13 – 10 – 18 h
God’s Browser is a generative interactive installation that features a film whose every frame is an image taken from the Internet. Specially developed image recognition software sorts images available on the World Wide Web and places them in sequence, resulting in a generative film made up of thousands of online images. God’s Browser is inspired by [...]
Would you like to have your own i_beta/poster? Or do you know anyone who would be interested in our poster? Come get one a our i_beta/hq at the Morenhoek 10 in Heerlen! We have an ‘open office’ from 1500 to 1700h.
If you know any interesting places where we can hang our poster, please tell us!
Would you like to have more information about i_beta/event or the poster please contact Cynthia Smeets
In close cooperation with Filmhuis de Spiegel, i_beta/event is proud to announce that we can offer a week-long a high-quality film program for free!
We kick off at Saturday the 7th of May at 1900h with the Film ‘Pulsar’ and at 2100h the film ‘Catfish’. Both films inquire e-culture and the role of media in our lives, the films and will be shown at Akerstraat 15.
On Tuesday May 10 we will show three films at Akerstraat 15. At 1900h we start with ‘All we ever wanted’. At 2000h we will show ‘Art & Copy’ on the rise and power of creatives in advertising. and at 21.40h we will show ‘the Story of Stuff’.
On Thursday May 12 the first official day of the i_beta/event we will show the films ‘Requiem for Detroit’ at 1900h and ‘Grown in Detroit’ Location to be announced. Both films are on Detroit because of the special Beta City Detroit Confernece.
There are chairs, but you can bring your sofa, pillows, blankets or whatever and enjoy!
Note: drinks and food are not available at the locations . Of course you can bring your own!
For more information about the Film program click here.
This year i_beta/event has got an online shop. At the shop you can buy books from speakers and products that are made by other participants of i_beta/event. Check for example the wearable design made by our partners of the designmetropole-aachen. Or be prepared for keynote Andrew Keen by reading his bestselller Cult of the Amateur.
Curious? Click here.
Exactly one week ago, Wednesday April 6, the preparations for the i_beta/event preview night were in full swing. With our curators Joao Evangalista & Bethany Betzler and attendees of the ‘Rustbelt to artistbelt’ conference in Detroit we had an interesting panel discussion on the transition of shrinking cities to a creative cities. Some thirty attendees in Heerlen participated in the video conference held at popstage Nieuwe Nor.
Detroit, a city similar to Heerlen when it comes to begin in beta, but also very different form Heerlen in size, governance and culture as we noticed duriung the discussion. In this context, a lot of interesting questions and answers were discussed; Can nostalgic create new things? How do we see transition in both regions? It was nice to see that people who live over more than 10.000 miles from each other have got similar thoughts about these issues. Thursday 12 May the first day of the i_beta/event we will continue our discussion at the Beta City Detroit Conference.
Would you like to contribute to a great event? Do you want to get some working experience and meet new people? Sign up to become one of the volunteers of i_beta/event 2011.
We have various jobs you can participate in:
- Spread the rumor!
- Support us building the event
- Support us during the event
What do you get?
We will take good care of you during the event. Food and drinks are provided during your shift and you are insured. In addition, all volunteers receive an event T-shirt and a free-ticket for our after party in popstage Nieuwe Nor.
Sign up to become a volunteer
Would you like to help the i_beta/event team before, during or after the event? Meet new people, take a look behind the scenes, learn and enjoy? Send your motivation to email@example.com
During the i_beta/event there will be a TURBO 3000 Design Supermarket that takes place for the first time. Organized by SocialBeta in cooperation with and curated byDesignmetropole-aachen.
Design products from our 3 Eutropolis countries the Netherlands, Belgium and Germany will be shown in a super market athmosphere. Our venue is a location of an old electronics store. Veltins provides “millions” of empty beer crates to build the shop. Visitors can buy directly their favorite products or chill in the lounge with DJs and a bar. Snacks and drinks will be served.
The store will be open 12 & 13 May. On Thursday 12 May there will be a special opening party at 19.00h
i_beta/ & designmetropole-aachen are still looking for Designers!! Do you want to participate? Please send you application form before FR 15 April 2011
Email firstname.lastname@example.org or fax +49 (0)3212 – 189 87 81
Download the applicationform here: Application Design Supermarket
Wednesday April 6 there will be a special preview for the i_beta/event. This evening an introduction to the event will be presented. We combine this with some movieclips and a live videoconference with Detroit.
There will be a live connection to the www.rustbelttoartistbelt.com conference with whom we will have a discussion on the transition of former industrial cities to creative cities. This discussion will be moderated by João Evangelista the co-curator of the Beta City Detroit Conference who is in Detroit at the moment.
Furthermore we will give you more information on the line-up of 12 and 13 May.
19.00- Doors open
19.30- Presentation of the i_beta/event line-up
20.00- Discussion on the transition to a creative city with an panel from the confrence in Detroit
21.00- Drinks and music
The preview night is Free!
Location: Popstage Nieuwe Nor
Pancratiusstraat 30 Heerlen. (mapslink)
i_beta/preview night weergeven op een grotere kaart
We are proud to announce that we can offer a week-long a high-quality film program for free. In close cooperation with Filmhuis de Spiegel i_beta/event presents an exciting program. In the week of the 7th to the 12th the films will be presented on different locations. The themes of the films are topics such as new ways of working, design, identity, and e-culture. Entrance is free and every screening will be on an unexpected location.
Check our film program here.