Socrates Schouten, Waag, 2021

Socrates SchoutenHead of Code Programme & Lead Commons Lab

Socrates Schouten worked as Head of Code Programme (Future Internet Lab and Commons Lab) and lead of Commons Lab at Waag. He is a researcher and writer in the field of the circular economy and the commons. In 2016, Socrates wrote the book 'De circulaire economie' (The Circular Economy, published by Leesmagazijn) about ecological thinking and the philosophy of the commons.

Socrates worked at several social organisations in the field of sustainability, recycling, green politics and change in the way economics are approached in The Netherlands, such Recycling Netwerk, Bureau de Helling, Qoin and 'Platform Duurzame en Solidaire Economie' (PDSE). Socrates studied environmental sciences at the TU Delft and the University of Leiden.