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.

Location

The first outpost of Waag: planet B, is a place for artistic and public research at the Amsterdam Science Park.

Planet B is located at the Startup Village of the Science Park, where innovative high-tech and science based startups are housed. Startup Village is a design by Julius Taminiau Architects and is inspired by Pop Brixton and the Container House Project, a pioneering community space in Brixton, London.

Besides the two monuments in the centre of Amsterdam, the Waag building and Pinto house, Waag now also has a space that is still in development. Planet B offers scientists, artists and citizens a 'greenfields' to develop symbolic and material responses to the social and ecological challenges facing us.

The aim is to establish a bottom-up 'laboratory as a museum' for the 750th anniversary of Amsterdam in 2025.

Address information

Startup Village
Science Park 608
1098 XH Amsterdam

Website: planet-b.eu

Contact

Do you want to contribute to the development of the AI Culture Lab and planet B? Please contact us.