Celebrating the makers of Amsterdam
Waag celebrates the 15th anniversary of its Fablab, the Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences (AUAS) opens a new Makerslab and founder of the Fablab movement Neil Gershenfeld is in town!
(This event is English spoken)
On Friday, January 13 (15:00-18:00), we invite all the makers of Amsterdam to a festive gathering. We celebrate the 15th anniversary of the Fablab of Waag Futurelab and the opening of the brand new Makerslab of the AUAS. The Makerslab, a collaboration of the AUAS faculties of Digital Media & Creative Industry and Technology, stems from the long-standing tradition of Fablabs.
This movement began in 1998 when MIT professor Neil Gershenfeld started his course How to make (almost) anything. This course would become the foundation of a global maker movement and the creation of many Fablabs. Waag Futurelab opened its Fablab in 2007 because access to open digital means of production is an important factor in helping shape the future.
On January 13, Neil Gershenfeld will talk about the significance of digital fabrication, the Fab Academy and the FabCity foundation. Together we'll discuss the role of Makerslabs for the city and education.
On the program:
- The official opening of the AUAS Makerslab.
- Contribution of the founder of the very first Fablab at MIT - Neil Gershenfeld
- Contribution from Professor of Practice and Waag Futurelab director Marleen Stikker
- A tour of the new Makerslab
- Drinks and concrete examples from the maker community