Anna Trap by Jimena Gauna for Waag

Anna TrapCommunicator

Anna Trap is a communicator with Waag's Future Heritage Lab and Maker Education Lab within the Learn research group. Her focus is on projects on the crossings of heritage and education. Next to this, she works as a freelance photographer, mainly in analogue photography.

Before coming to Waag, Anna was a teacher in Swedish at the Volksuniversiteit of Amsterdam amongst others. Her first studies was at the conservatory in Utrecht: singing Jazz & Pop. Later on she studied Language and culture studies in Utrecht and obtained a masters' degree in Gender & Postcolonial studies.

Current projects

Critical ChangeLabs
Maker Education Lab

Critical ChangeLabs

Young people are the future of democracy. In our Critical ChangeLabs project, we research how we can build notions of active citizenship amongst young people, 11 to 18 years old.


Tracks4Crafts seeks to personify and define a crafts person 2.0. In this project, we seek a future-proof heritage approach that enriches crafts and makes them more resilient where possible, without losing the characteristic features of craft heritage.
Maker Education Lab

Technological Citizenship

An investigation into the role of creative making processes in developing citizenship skills among young people in a digital society.
Maker Education Lab

Good Game

A theatre performance created by gamers about gaming. In it, young gamers composed their own music via software, which is ideally a metaphor for learning code (programming language).
Maker Education Lab

Quantum Inspire

The potential of quantum technology is enormous, but how do we get the conversation in society started about the impact?
Maakplaats Reigersbos FabSchool
Maker Education Lab

Make it Open

Transforming schools into community partnerships. Maker education and citizen science function as a transformative approach for Open Schooling.
Future Heritage Lab


Nine cities, including Amsterdam, are working together to develop inclusive and sustainable Fab City Hubs at industrial heritage sites.
Opening Planet B @ Amsterdam Science Park
Urban Ecology Lab


Within T-Factor, Waag will help enrich and steer the Amsterdam Science Park masterplan towards urban ecology-related innovation and enterprise.
MuseumCamp Amsterdam
Future Heritage Lab


During MuseumCamp exhibition makers, educators and curators explore the potential of digital experiments in exhibitions.
Waag Open - hoofdbeeld

Waag Open

Waag is open on every first Thursday night of the month. Join the experiments, making and discussions in our digital fabrication and biotech labs.