Open Wetlab

Do It Together Bio #3: Aqua Vita

13-2-13 18:00 - 13-2-13 23:00
Waag, Nieuwmarkt 4, Amsterdam

Build the Open Wetlab with us

In the third edition of Do It Together Bio you are invited to explore the data potential of urine. In a workshop, participants will consider the energy potential of urine and what this might reveal about processes within the body. The workshop will be led by Mike Thompson and Susana Cámara Leret, former winners of DA4GA.

What does urine say about you?
In 2012 designers Mike Thompson and Susana Cámara Leret, in collaboration with the Netherlands Metabolomics Centre, developed Aqua Vita, one of the four winning entries in the Designers & Artists for Genomics Award 2011. During the project, the designers explored the data potential of urine in a future vision of self monitoring and diagnosis. Combining biochemical data from urine with experiential data from a personalised questionnaire, Aqua Vita aimed to visualise the body’s metabolic processes in a visual diary, revealing the bodies changes over time and exploring the correlations between lifestyle and diet.


  • 18.00 hrs
    Doors open & DIY Dinner
    (Everybody can bring his take away dinner from the Nieuwmarkt Area. We provide plates, cutlery and beverage)
  • 19.00 hrs
    Intro of the evening & start of the hands-on workshop session
  • 20.30 hrs
    Artist/scientist presentation, reflection on the process & discussion future topics
  • 21.00 hrs
    Continuation of the hands-on session
  • 22.30 hrs
    Wrapping up & drinks

Wednesday 13 February
18:00 - 23:00 hrs


Nieuwmarkt 4
1012 CR 

Coming soon
Expect more from us in the coming months. We organize various Do It Together Bio events under the guidance of do-it-yourself biologists, scientists and artists: real human blood cell tournaments (Kathy High), electrified gardening (Phoef & Plant-E), yet another version of DIY algae reactor engineering; biotic food modification, fun and functional DNA diagnostics and many more experiments in biotech and bio aesthetics!