Celebrating 10 years of Fablab Amsterdam

Fablab Amsterdam celebrates its 10th anniversary this year! On November 4th, we will throw a serious afternoon party to highlight the occasion. Come to our Maker Show in our fabulously old Waag building, that we will redesign into a futuristic arcade hall for the critical maker.

With the pioneers in fabbing of the early years to the latest developments in open design, open science and open hardware: we will cover it all. Prepare yourself for a lot of action and entertainment, with a critical note.


  • We will start with Maker Talks, in which we will look back at the history of the first Fablab in The Netherlands. The pioneers of Fablab Amsterdam will join us in a conversation about the history of the maker movement and the dreams and visions they had in the beginning.
  • Next: the Extended Fablab. Fablabs these days covers a whole lot more than in the early years: from architecture to textiles, neuroscience, biotechnology and healthcare.
  • A changing world demands new skills. That's where Maker Education comes in: how to use Fablabs to teach our kids the 21st century skills?
  • Maker mainstream / critical making: the maker movement has become mainstream. How does that impact society? More plastic rubbish or the opportunity to repair things and to fully use the potential of Fablabs.
  • Fab City: a new model for locally productive and globally connected, self-sufficient cities? In a Fab City, citizens are empowered to be the masters of their own destiny, their resilience is increased and a more ecological system is developed because movement of materials and energy consumption is drastically reduced.
  • And finally: the Maker Show: discuss the role of algorithms while programming your own self-driving car, or dive into the existing copyright and ownership situation while building an excentric drawing robot. You are at the helm!

Eventbrite - Celebrating 10 years of Fablab Amsterdam

Saturday, 2017, November 4 - 3:30pm to 6:30pm
Fablab Amsterdam, Nieuwmarkt 4, 1012 CR Amsterdam