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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    TextileLab
    LABS: Future Interiors aims to take the first step towards the creation of a living interior piece. A collaboration between Studio Samira Boon, Waag…
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    TextileLab
    On the newly emerged Wadden island of Zaankogerland, historian Stientje Molenaar is researching worn and household textiles from after the Great…
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    TextileLab
    In collaboration with TextileLab Amsterdam, designer Charlotte Bakkenes researches the importance and reinterpretation of traditional crafts…
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    Open Wetlab
    05-03-2020
    Submissions for STARTS Prize 2020 are open. The deadline has been extended until March 16th.
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    Open Design Lab
    03-03-2020
    It's week 4 of FabAcademy at Waag. An update from the FabLab in Amsterdam.
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    Open Design Lab
    01-11-2019
    The 2020 edition of Fab Academy will start in January 2020. Applications are now open.