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Theme: The Continuum of Change

This event occurred on
December 4, 2015
9:00am - 4:30pm CET
(UTC +1hr)
Amsterdam, Noord-Holland

A series and talks focusing on Change.

Amsterdam International Community School
Prinses Irenestraat 59
Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, 1077WV
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Amber Jae Slooten

Fashion Designer
As a young fashion designer I create clothing from another perspective. Using 3D virtual design software I am currently designing my graduation collection entirely digital. In my work there has always been this itch for other ways of working and awareness of what mess fashion leaves behind.

Daniel Bruce

Film Director
Originally from South Africa, I studied art direction at the prestigious Red & Yellow School of advertising (setup and run by Ogily). Soon thereafter I crossed over from the agency side to the production end as film director of both commercials and fiction represented today by top production companies in the Netherlands and abroad. Over the last decade I have directed over 100+ commercials and had the opportunity to work with world-class agencies and some of the biggest brands. My commercials, music videos and short films have won several prizes over the years both locally and internationally. In the meantime, never having lost sight of my love for fiction I am currently in development of several international feature films and a TV series for the US and UK. Many years in the industry and a great diversity of projects and adventures to go with them have given me a unique insight into my industry and into what is important to stay focused on in order to enjoy many more.

Janneke de Rooij

Graphic Designer
Janneke de Rooij uses graphic design as a medium to study how visual identities are used and perceived. She is specialized in interventions and workshops, in which personal experiences of people are the starting point for discussion. With her studio Ohyescoolgreat she applies this method to self-initiated projects and commercial assignments.

Kahya Engler

Technical Advisor
I am a mother of a group 5 student, which is my connection to AICS. In my profession I am a technical advisor in solar energy plants, I have a degree in mechanical engineering and renewable energy. I have a passion for change and have been an activist for over 2 decades creating community radio and events.

Matt Decovsky

Matt Decovsky is a scientist, tinkerer, former engineer, (bad) musician, and lover of all things science (except biology) and travel. In his free time he teaches Physics at the Amsterdam International Community School.

Molly Heady-Caroll

Co-Founder of video game studio Arcane Circus
Molly Heady-Carroll is the Co-Founder of video game studio Arcane Circus, founder of The Warp Zone (a variety of free annual video game events in Amsterdam) and a freelancer on a wide variety of games and animation projects. She studied Video Games at the Utrecht School of Arts in the Netherlands and has a Masters Degree in Game Art. She currently lives in Bussum, the Netherlands, with her partner and two leopard geckos. She enjoys drawing, monster movies, strange animals and weird video games.

Nektarios Karanikas

Associate Professor of Safety and Human Factors
Dr. Nektarios Karanikas is Associate Professor of Safety and Human Factors in the Aviation Academy of Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences. He holds a doctorate in Safety & Quality Management, an MSc in Human Factors and Safety Assessment and a BSc in Aircraft Engineering. He leads a funded project for aviation safety metrics.

Oliver Lloyd

My name is Oliver Lloyd and I attend the Amsterdam International Community School. I am 15 years old. I am of split nationality both English and Dutch and I really enjoy product design and creating easy technical solutions of day-to-day practical problems.

Rogier Klomp

A trans-disciplinary designer specialized in Animated Documentaries, Graphic Journalism, Political Animations & Illustrations. His design studio is based in Amsterdam. He has produced several independent short films like the documentary The Goatman Act and the short animated documentary Masters of the Media, in which he collaborated with writer Bart Jan Kazemier on the research and the scenario. Klomp does commissioned work for Dutch national television and national newspapers. He’s also a lecturer at the Willem de Koning Academy in Rotterdam where he teaches Data Design. At the moment he’s working on a cross-media documentary project in collaboration with Journalistic production company Prospektor. This new exciting project will involve a crowd sourced animation and is called Propaganda by the People.

Organizing team


Amsterdam, Netherlands


Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • Alexandra Fassoula
  • Bart-Jan Kazemier
  • Eamonn Nolan
  • Farida Elsharkawi
    Team member
  • Hrishi Venkatesh
  • Jorick Rustveld
  • Kim Parker
  • Mircea Rotariu
  • Natasja Sie
  • Suzu Kitayama
  • Yaroslav Nazarov
    Team member