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“Terbuka Untuk Aku dan Kamu” – Open for Me and You

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About Prewangan Studio

Prewangan is an open and collaborative citizen-initiated studio, working on creative and effective applications in the fields of education, science, arts and technology. The Prewangan Studio practice focuses on making, developing, and experimenting with objects or products with a DIY (Do It Yourself) spirit. The members of Prewangan Studio consist of teachers, multimedia artists, furniture practitioners, electrical practitioners, puppeteers, business practitioners in the agricultural and maritime fields, designers, music practitioners, veterinarians, and also the community as collaborators.

Podcast: “Art meets biohacking” with Yashas and Sachiko

A recent podcast with Yashas and Sachiko, produced by Pro Helvetia’s Initiative on «Art, Science and Technology». See more on their website.

Art meets biohacking

In this episode, Indian artist Yashas Shetty and Japanese bioengineer Sachiko Hirosue share a dialogue on their interest in critical territories where science intersects with society. They discuss the Scientist-in-Residency programme as well as bio-design and the Hackteria project on which they both collaborated. Their work together aims to understand and explore the artistic, social and political implications of technologies, creating spaces of dialogue and interaction between artists, designers and scientists.

Indian artist Yashas Shetty founded Hackteria back in 2009, together with Marc Dusseiller and Andy Gracie. Hackteria is a repository for Open Source Biohacking material, accessible to both scientists and artists. Pro Helvetia supported Yashas Shetty’s research trip to Switzerland in 2013, to continue his collaboration with Marc Dusseiller and the International Hackteria Society.

Sachiko Hirosue is a bioengineer, primarily interested in critical territories where science intersects with society. In practice, this translates to creating alternative spaces in dominant cultures to approach science and technology differently. In 2014, Dr. Sachiko Hirosue took part in HLab14, a project funded by Pro Helvetia. It was an immersive collaborative production workshop of interdisciplinary Swiss artistic research, bringing together artists, researchers, educators, and designers to work on issues of the local environment in Yogyakarta, Indonesia.

Additional links: 
The Biodesign for the real world Project 
Sciences de la Vie Department at the EPFL (where Dr. Sachiko Hirosue used to work)

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DIY / DIWO Open Scientific Instruments | Class at UGM, Yogyakarta

It has been great to be involved in a class once more again at UGM with the students of agricultural mircobiology. Thanks Akbar for inviting me,…. It has been more than 10 years since I first gave a workshop in that very same room at UGM and hopefully inspired people to build their own lab […]

Artist-in-Residence: Adam Zaretsky

We are happy to host Adam Zaretsky again as our Artist-in-Residence at Hackteria ZET for 2 weeks in December 2021. It’s time to continue with Transgenic Human Genome Alternatives Project (thGAP), wrap up some our workshop series from Summer 2021, prepare the release of the CGCB, Creative Germline Constucts Bank and send out a call […]

Hackteria ZET – Open Science Lab in Zürich

Since summer 2020 we have initiated a new local programme in Switzerland under the name «Hackteria – Zentrum für Experimentelle Transdisziplinarität» and we proudly started a new space, as part of Bitwäscherei shared hackerspace collective, with dedicated facilities for the «Open Science Lab». A laboratory, a social learning space, a place of work and research, […]

Mind thGAP_ | upcoming workshop series with wet-lab artist Adam Zaretsky et al. | May & June 2021

Transgenic Human Genome Alternatives Project (thGAP)_ We are happy to announce the upcoming series of “hybrid” labs on ReproTech & Arts / Germline Hacks and Designer Babies, hosted by our wetl-lab artist-in-residence Adam Zaretsky and our virtual collaborators around the planet Earth. Mind thGAP is a collaborative Programme with Hackteria ZET – Open Science Lab […]

Hackteria @ Bio Art Hangout Kitchen Series with IOTA and INCUBATOR Art Lab

It was a pleasure to join the fourth Bio Art Hangout Kitchen Series  invited by IOTA Institute and INCUBATOR Art Lab and share some most recent experiences of setting up a new Open Science Lab in Zürich and have a collective lab tour together with the artists and researchers, Jennifer Willet and her crew in Windsor, Canada. […]

“Hybrid” Project-Week on DIY MedTech, FabLab LU

This February 2021 we have continued with the 4th edition of our project week on Do-It-Yourself in MedTech, an interdisciplinary hands-on week in the FabLab Luzern, HSLU. Due to the contact restrictions we have developed a hybrid format to hold the class and have experimented the use of, a virtual “gamified” and open source […]