Mariëlle LensMaker Educator
Mariëlle Lens is maker educator and concept developer with Waag's Maker Education Lab. In this role, she co-develops projects with organisations in the fields of education, libraries, museums and heritage. The projects focus on new technologies for creating innovative ways of learning. Mariëlle is an advocate for maker education in the Netherlands. From 2016 she has been training teachers and librarians in digital fabrication, at the Maakplaatsen amongst others.
Mariëlle is highly experienced in prototyping, concept development, digital fabrication, coaching and training. She promotes awareness of the fact that the world around us has 'been made'. Her aim is to give people the tools to hack, tinker and improve the design of these worlds.
Before coming to Waag, Mariëlle was a graphic, industrial and product designer. She also designed playgrounds for one of the world's largest manufacturer of playground equipment. Mariëlle obtained her bachelor's degree in Art & Design at the DesignLAB of Gerrit Rietveld Academy in Amsterdam.