Research

Waag's public research is accommodated in its research labs. A lab is a group of researchers, designers and developers organised around a research theme - related to relevant societal development.

  • life
    Technology influences healthcare. In the Care Lab, designers, artists, healthcare workers and patients collaborate on innovative solutions.
  • learn
    Waag's knowledge and expertise on participation and the method of co-creation are represented in the Co-creation Lab.
  • code
    The Commons Lab researches and promotes the commons: shared resources, managed by a community.
  • make
    The Fablab (Fabrication Laboratory) at Waag offers instruments and machines for digital fabrication, and an international education trajectory.
  • learn
    The Future Heritage Lab focuses on heritage as an entity that is in constant flux, its place in contemporary debates, and the role of technology.
  • code
    The Future Internet Lab questions the power of big tech and researches alternatives.
  • learn
    The Maker Education Lab focuses on contemporary and new forms of learning. Maker education enables people to learn by doing.
  • make
    The Open Wetlab researches biotechnologies and their impact on ecology and society. A leading place for bio-art, biodesign and do-it-together biology.
  • life
    The Smart Citizens Lab helps citizens appropriate the internet of things to map out and improve their living environments.
  • make
    The TextileLab bridges the gap between textiles and technology and brings innovation to the slowly changing fashion industry.