Hello, this is the future speaking?

Imagine a place that’s a lot like Earth. We’ll call it planet B. Planet B is a place of natural beauty — unspoiled by pollution, unmonitored by satellites, untouched by the hand of human endeavour. 

What would you take to that new place from the earth, and what would you leave behind? 

So, does this mean we're going to leave the earth behind? Did you get caught in the billionaire race towards outer space? Or is this a science fiction party? Nope! But the power of imagination needed for our future, for our planet, is central to Expedition: future - a four-day event filled with workshops, walks, debates, food and music, on various locations in the city.

As a Future Lab for technology and society, Waag is researching how we can create an open, fair and inclusive future. For the last six months, we have asked people in all corners of the Netherlands about their dreams for the future. During Expedition: future, all these individual dreams and visions are brought together in order to create a communal navigator: the collective dreamed future of the Netherlands. Join us!

Programme

 

To the schedule

 

Extra AI workshops

Can't get enough of the future after the weekend? Then you can continue on Monday and Tuesday with two workshops on the use of AI in artistic projects.

Expedition: future and corona measures

During Expedition: future, three kinds of events will take place: online events, inside events, and outdoor events. For all outdoor and indoor events, the basic measures against the spreading of corona, as stated on the Rijksoverheid website, are valid. The organisation takes these measures into account during all events and kindly asks the public to do the same. 

For the indoor events, on top of the basic general measures, we ask visitors for their valid QR code in the CoronaCheck-app, which needs to be scanned before entrance. The QR code is available after uploading proof of vaccination, proof of recovery or a recent negative test result into the app. A free test can be planned via Testen voor Toegang.