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16 December 2020 – Open BAU Meeting / BAU Agency Research Project

Launch: BAU Agency Research Project website and Agency Test-Platform.

This Open BAU Meeting dedicated to the BAU Agency Research Project follows up on the Open BAU Meeting held on 1 December 2019 – Agency Matters. During that meeting we presented and discussed the progress of the research project, shared the varied findings of the Makers Survey #1, and ventured into the murky waters of defining the so-called “independent makers” and the“independent scene”.

Since that last meeting a lot of progress has been made – despite the fact that Covid 19 forced more than a few delays as well as a few re-thinks. We are nonetheless running full steam ahead towards our 31 December 2020 deadline to reach our noble goals of establishing a solid framework for a new agency model and platform that can better serve, represent and sell the work of you and other independent makers in Amsterdam. In these closing days we very much need your participation and input as we put our bold ideas to the test (or rather to the fire), but there is nothing to prepare – you just need your computer. And since it is almost holiday borrel season, maybe something sweet to eat  or strong to drink.

We launch the new BAU Agency Research Project website POW.Amsterdam which contains our research archive and the Agency-Test Platform. In this crucial test phase of the research we invite all of you makers to contribute to the process, comment on it and see how it could develop further. We will guide you through our archive and then run through a test-run of the mock-up Agency-Test Platform.

Please keep in mind – this a research project that aims to make its results publicly available. It is not intended to be a finalised product but a viable model and resource base for the greater scene to benefit from.

We very much look forward to seeing and meeting with you.

Michael Jahoda and Marion Tränkle, and the BAU Team