Arne Hendriks is an Amsterdam based artist, exhibition maker, researcher and historian (Master of Art – University of Amsterdam). He teaches at the Next Nature department of the Technical University in Eindhoven, which is concerned with investigating the implications of nanotechnology. He is also a curator for the next Alternativa exhibition in Gdansk Poland. His work explores the positive transformative power of creative impulses and the importance of fundamental free scientific research. In his speculative design research, the strange and the familiar continuously swap places to provoke conflicting perspectives, which speak about the radicality of everyday experience and the familiarity of radical interventions. He is a strong believer in the transparency of information and an active participant in the open-design movement. His projects include Instructables Restaurant – the world’s first open-source restaurant, Hacking Ikea, the Re- pair Manifesto and The Academy of Work. His most recent projects include The Incredible Shrinking Man – downsizing the human species to better fit the Earth, and 8Billion City – one city for all.