Maarten Smith by Jimena Gauna for Waag Futurelab, 2023

Maarten SmithConcept Developer

Maarten Smith is a concept developer and instructor for the BioHack Academy at Waag, a programme dedicated to the nurture of bioart and biodesign practices. He has a particular interest in what such practices might teach us about, for example, imagination, representation or logic. 

Besides his work at Waag, Maarten is pursuing a PhD on how design and philosophical practices might correspond and transform each other to address societal challenges. He is doing this at the Department of Industrial Design, Eindhoven University of Technology, where he also obtained his masters degree.