We make

Makers have an active and critical attitude towards their environment and technology. Through digital fabrication, knowledge sharing and open-source hardware, we are able to make (almost) everything. And if we can make everything, the question is no longer what we make, but how we make it.

 

With Make we discover technologies, hardware, production processes, materials and partnerships that must be accessible to the public. In our FabLab, TextileLab and Wetlab, there is room for artistic and experimental research and participation in the creative process. By hacking (living) material, learning by making yourself and collaboration with art and science, we involve citizens, artists and designers in innovation in the manufacturing and design industry. We spread the makers' mentality through workshops, academy programs and various local and international projects.

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    Open Wetlab
    13-08-2018
    06
    Sep
    Exhibitions, conferences, speeches, presentations, workshops, open labs, galleries, performances, interventions, screenings, concerts—the Ars…
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    Open Design Lab
    12-07-2018
    06
    Sep
    Every Thursday, Fablab Amsterdam is open for the public. Come by for a tour through our Fablab, to get inspired and discover what a Fablab is.
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    Open Design Lab
    19-07-2018
    13
    Sep
    Every Thursday, Fablab Amsterdam is open for the public. Come by for a tour through our Fablab, to get inspired and discover what a Fablab is.
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    Open Design Lab
    Every Thursday everyone is welcome to unravel technology together with us. On the open Thursday, there is room to think critically about advancing…
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    Open Design Lab
    Matérialités Futures is a course at EnsAD during which students will learn about biofabricating dyes and materials from TextileLab Amsterdam.
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    Textile Academy
    The Fabricademy (Textile Academy) focuses on combining the knowledge of traditional and future craftsmanship to work towards new ways of designing…
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    Open Design Lab
    11-07-2018
    Who are you when the lights go off? During Digital Masquerade, we explored the freedom of anonymity in a physical chatroom.
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    Open Design Lab
    04-07-2018
    Waag encourages active citizenship by developing open, fair and inclusive technology. Common themes in our work are public access to the Internet,…
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    Open Wetlab
    01-07-2018
    From 20 to 24 June 2018, Amsterdam was dedicated to the WeMakeThe.City festival. Waag was co-organizer of the festival!