Sophie Almanza, projectmanager Code bij Waag

Sophie AlmanzaProject Manager

Sophie Almanza is a project manager with Waag's Future Internet Lab.

Sophie used to work for a developer of artist spaces within the Amsterdam region. Here, she realised multiple temporary and permanent cultural spaces. Sophie studied sociology at University of Amsterdam. 

Current projects

Future Internet Lab

Balanced Choices

Waag develops a recommender application for libraries and other cultural institutions where values such as privacy and autonomy are central and the data is managed by the end-user themselves
AI Culture Lab binary code visual
Future Internet Lab

Digital Deal

How accelerated, yet unconsidered adoption of new technologies – such as artificial intelligence and machine learning – can alter or undermine democratic processes.
Mensen die aan een tafel met een workshop bezig zijn. Ze praten met elkaar en op tafel ligt een vel papier met stiften ernaast.
Future Internet Lab

Responsible Business Models

In this project, Waag and HvA investigate the conditions for digital public spaces and the fundamental aspects of a responsible business model.
VU Humanitieslab, Waag, 2022, Gunnar Ridderström via Unsplash
Future Internet Lab

VU Humanities Lab

Commissioned by the Vrije Universiteit, Waag is conducting an exploration of the digital resources that can be used by humanities students and what digital skills students need to take advantage of these resources.
Politiedrones en ethiek - Christopher Burns via Unsplash
Future Internet Lab

Police Drones and ethics

The Dutch national police plans to use more drones. Waag organises citizen focus groups to research the ethical considerations necessary.
Smart Citizens Lab


Together with citizens, investigative journalists and scientists, Waag research heat stress in the Netherlands.
Evening air traffic in Europe
Future Internet Lab


ACROSS improves privacy-friendly data exchange between EU member states' public services.
Public Stack Summit
Future Internet Lab

Public Stack Design Proces

Together with INFO, TU Delft (Cities of Things Lab), Waag dives into the design process of an open source service and a commercial service.
Chris Julien bij Nieuwsuur
Future Internet Lab


DEPS (Digital European Public Spaces) has the goal to research and facilitate digital European public spaces that are open, democratic, and sustainable.
Future Heritage Lab


Nine cities, including Amsterdam, are working together to develop inclusive and sustainable Fab City Hubs at industrial heritage sites.
Artsformation - Digital Shadows
Open Design Lab


Mobilising the arts for an inclusive digital transformation: a response to societal challenges proposed by the fast-pacing digital transformation.