Waag is open

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Every Thursday, everyone is welcome to come and unravel technology with us. On Open Thursdays, there is room to think critically about advancing technologies, data, ownership and the makeability of our world.

Visit Fablab Amsterdam or join us for a variety of evening programmes. Our Fablab is open every Thursday, free of charge, between 16.00 and 20.00. Come and discover what you can make: from 3D prints to air quality sensors, from digital handicraft to beautiful end products. Fablab Amsterdam is a place for unbridled creativity, craft and digital literacy.

Afterwards, from 20.00 till 23.00, a diverse public programme takes place at Waag.

During various workshops we will take a look under the hood of different devices. In addition, we invite thinkers to address ethical issues, experiment with new applications and investigate future developments. Citizens, policy makers, artists, makers, thinkers and entrepreneurs: everyone is welcome.

In addition to the Thursday evening programmes we organise more events. Check our calendar for upcoming events.

The Thursday evening programming is made up of the following series:

Amsterdam Smart Citizens Lab

The programme series of the Smart Citizens Lab consists of workshops, presentations and design sessions aimed at improving and mapping our living environment. In what kind of world do we want to live, and what role does technology play in it? We’ll explore solutions that directly influence us. Together, we develop do-it-yourself (or do-it-together) solutions and creative interventions. There is room to experiment and learn, to explore together what we want and how we can achieve it.

Critical Making

In this workshop series we invite a maker, thinker, inventor, designer or artist to come in and discuss their work. We engage in conversation and get to work in the Fablab ourselves.

Do worry, be happy

In this series, we enter into dialogue with experts from the field of technology, innovation and ethics about new developments. Should we be worried? How do we stay in control? 

Manifesting Futures

Manifesting Futures is a series of avant-garde club nights full of critical sounds, art and technology. In each edition, we discover and explore an experimental future scenario of an artist, critical thinker or musician.