About Fatberg

FATBERG is a critical design research project by Mike Thompson & Arne Hendriks, focused on the construction of a floating island of fat – the FATBERG.

About Us

Mike Thompson


Mike thinks of design as a tool for challenging and reframing society’s preconceptions. Generating alternative scenarios and concepts, his work questions society’s common codes of conduct, providing us with new tools for possible futures. When he’s not building a giant island of fat, Mike, along with Susana Camara Leret, runs Thought Collider, an experimental, critical art/design research practice based in Amsterdam.

Arne Hendriks

Arne Hendriks

I’m an artist, educator and exhibition maker based in Amsterdam. People sometimes call me a radical ecologist and although I like the sound of that and I believe that radical new ideas and practises towards our ecology are necessary I think it is fairer to say that I explore the borders of specific cultural values that define our relationship with the planet. Other projects include The Incredible Shrinking Man, 8Billion City, The Academy of Work, Instructables Restaurant and Repair Manifesto.


MU artspace, located in Eindhoven, zooms in on the hybrid visual culture of now and later. MU is an adventurous guide to all art lovers with a keen interest in the energetic mix of art, design, popculture and new media.




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