planet B


Image a place that's a lot like Earth...
we'll call it planet B

Imagine a place that’s a lot like Earth. We’ll call it planet B. Planet B is a place of natural beauty — unspoiled by pollution, unmonitored by satellites, untouched by the hand of human endeavour.

Now imagine that, at some point in the future, our descendants discover planet B and its colonisation commences… Given this unprecedented new opportunity, what could we do better? If we can imagine a planet B that is sustainable and inclusive, what does that mean for our world, and our future here on planet Earth?

Waag is developing planet B, a mission to recolonise planet Earth based on a narrative of DIY expeditions to a fictional planet. Planet B offers scientists, artists and citizens a 'greenfields' to develop symbolic and material responses to the social and ecological challenges facing us. It expresses an ethos and possible aesthetics for doing things right in the Anthropocene era.

By Amsterdam's 750th birthday in 2025, it seeks to establish bottom-up 'laboratory as a museum', an open and inclusive platform for digital cultures focusing on innovation and ecology.


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