WeMakeThe.City — the festival that makes cities better — invites everyone to make cities more livable, safe, fair, sustainable, accessible and inclusive. For a whole week, the entire Amsterdam Metropolitan Area will be dominated by urgent urban issues and solutions.
The festival will be held for the second time from 17 to 23 June and this year Waag will again be responsible for part of the programme. Where can we be found this year?
We highlight the parts that are accessible in English below, as the main part of the programme is Dutch spoken.
On 18 June, Marleen Stikker participates in the Metropolitan Mobility Conference about technology and mobility in the city. Together with experts on data and mobility from all over Europe, we discuss the latest developments.
On 19 June we organise the conference Cities for digital rights at the Zuiderkerk in Amsterdam. The central question of this conference is 'How do we protect civil rights in fast digitizing cities?'. Digital rights are an ongoing global challenge, with the cities in the front line. In cities we are confronted with the impact of large technology companies. Here it is often the first to feel what people need and what it is all about.
International guest at the conference is digital civil rights activist Bianca Wylie. Marleen Stikker speaks on behalf of Waag.
From 19-21 June, TextileLab Amsterdam is part of the M-ODE Expo at the Marineterrein in Amsterdam, where it will present its open-source material archive that is being developed at the lab.
Karen van der Moolen of Waag participates in the FabCity Summit at Pakhuis de Zwijger on 20 June; it is the second time this summit is organised in Amsterdam.
On Friday 21 June we will open our first outpost at Amsterdam Science Park: planet B. A place for expeditions in which citizens, artists and scientists work together on an equal footing for an inclusive and ecological future.
The full programme of the WeMakeThe.City festival can be found here.