Waag Open

Every first Thursday of the month, Waag is open! Join us in discussion and in doing. Because not only will we discuss current affairs; we'll also always learn something practical. Always wanted to try a 3D printer? Or, would you like to be surprised, for example by figuring out DNA constructions in our bio lab?

The Waag Open workshops will be held in the historical Waag building on the Nieuwmarkt in Amsterdam. Here, our digital fabrication lab (FabLab), biotechnology lab (Open WetLab) and TextileLab are stationed. In the workshops, talking goes hand in hand with experimenting and making. We invite scientists, artists, designers and experts to engage in ethical discussions, experiment with new technology or research future developments. With their help, we will go to work.

Would you like to experiment with AI, creative computer programming, making dye from bacteria, the 3D printer and laser cutter, or DIY sensors? On this page you will find a new programme every month. We'd love to see you at Waag! Prior knowledge not needed - everyone is welcome at Waag Open.

About Waag Futurelab 

Waag Futurelab is a platform for designers and artists to research current societal issues. Waag brings together all relevant parties through expositions, presentations, experiments, debates and reflection. In the four-year Expeditions to planet B programme, Waag Futurelab is finding the answer to the following design questions: what if a planet B would exist? How would we re-design our world and our lives? And what does that teach us about the here and now?  

Project duration

1 Mar 2018 - 31 Dec 2025

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Team

Financiers

  • Ministerie van Onderwijs, Cultuur en Wetenschap
  • Gemeente Amsterdam

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3
Nov
18:30
22:00

Waag Open: Secret lives of plants

6
Oct
17:30
20:00

Waag Open: Deep dive into the Fablab

1
Sept
17:00
19:00

Waag Open: Digital protest, but how?

4
Aug
17:30
19:30

Waag Open: A deep dive into the TextileLab (sold out)

7
Jul
17:30
20:00

Waag Open: How healthy is your soil?

21
May
22
May

Performance: Parallel Life by Edit Kaldor (60-90 mins.)

14
May
15
May

Performance: Parallel Life by Edit Kaldor (60-90 mins.)

5
May
17:00
19:30

Waag Open: Future Collider workshop by artist Tomo Kihara

28
Apr
18:00
20:30

The Hmm @ Waag

7
Apr
17:30
19:00

Screen printing workshop: Let's protest! (Sold out)

11
Apr
2019
18:00
20:00

Inclusive programming #2

28
Mar
2019
19:00
21:00

Inclusive Programming #1

29
Nov
2018
19:00
21:30

Trash hacking workshop #2

15
Nov
2018
19:00
21:30
Open Wetlab

The Beauty Kit Focus Group

8
Nov
2018
19:00
21:00
Commons Lab

DSI talks: data from the people, for the people

1
Nov
2018
19:00
21:30

Blockchain: reimagine family and marriage

25
Oct
2018
18:00
20:30
Smart Citizens Lab

Premiere documentary: a Citizen Science Revolution

18
Oct
2018
18:00
20:00
Commons Lab

DSI talks: Blockchain for transparency and ethics

4
Oct
2018
18:00
20:30
Open Wetlab

The body as sensor: fortune telling by pulse

27
Sept
2018
18:00
20:30
Future Internet Lab

Designing personal data ownership

20
Sept
2018
18:00
20:00
Smart Citizens Lab

Workshop measuring water quality

13
Sept
2018
18:00
20:00
Open Wetlab

Critical Making: DIY cardiac muscle cells

6
Sept
2018
18:00
20:00
Commons Lab

DSI talks: If you can’t open it, you don’t own it

3
Sept
2018
5
Sept
2018

Art Enlightening Immunology exhibition

16
Aug
2018
18:00
20:00
Open Wetlab

Mind the Gap: gender inequality in tech

28
Jun
2018
18:00
21:00

Digital Masquerade

24
May
2018
17:30
20:30
Future Internet Lab

Do worry, be happy: What's fake? What's news?

17
May
2018
18:00
20:30

Cooking with viruses workshop

16
May
2018
15:00
17:00

Doughnut & Tech Design Session #3

3
May
2018
18:00
21:00

Trash hacking workshop

26
Apr
2018
14:00
20:00

Festivities - no programme

18
Apr
2018
15:00
17:00

Doughnut & Tech Design Session #2

12
Apr
2018
18:00
21:00
Future Internet Lab

Black Box Bellagio

3
Apr
2018
15:00
17:00
Open Wetlab

Exhibition BioHack Academy #5

29
Mar
2018
18:00
20:30
TextileLab

Workshop: extracting colours from bacteria

22
Mar
2018
19:00
21:00

Doughnut & Tech Design Session #1

8
Mar
2018
20:00
23:00

Talks: designing better humans?

8
Mar
2018
18:30
21:00
Smart Citizens Lab

Smart Citizens Lab: citizen science crash course

1
Mar
2018
19:00
21:00
Future Internet Lab

DO worry, be happy talk: dragnet law

15
Feb
2018
18:00
21:00
Care Lab

Everyday Hacking workshop