Masterclass with Daniel Rourke

For the masterclass/workshop, artists, designers, creators and thinkers are called to reflect on the potential of the 3D printer as a tool of play, critical expression, and community building. Over two days masterclass participants will reflect on digital forms of appropriation, in homage to the work of Shiv Integer (currently on show at iMAL). How can online 3D object repositories, free desktop software, and ‘weird’ thinking be used to inspire new forms of action and intervention? What is the potential of humour in forging ‘radical’ works in art and design?

After considering the metaphorical and practical implications of additive processes, and exploring the revolutionary spaces opened up by ‘Art Activism’, workshop participants will devise playful and conceptual 3D printable designs that have radical implications. We will reconsider activism as a form of ‘change’ and question the notion of ‘problem solving’ using dystopia, horror, and weirding as methodologies.


Participants are asked to spend some time with The 3D Additivist Cookbook before they arrive. Come ready to talk about at least one project, text or recipe from the Cookbook which inspires you in relation to your own work and practice.

Download The Cookbook for free at additivism.org/cookbook

Watch The 3D Additivist Manifesto at additivism.org/manifesto

Practical info

Dates: 25 & 26 May 2017
Location: iMAL, Quai des Charbonnages Koolmijnenkaai, 30, 1080 Brussels

Registration is mandatory through this form.