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 Design Lab
    07-06-2019
    22
    Jun
    The Fab Academy edition of 2020 will start in January 2020. Applications for 2020 cycle will start in September 2019.
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    Open Wetlab
    06-03-2019
    27
    Jan
    Are you interested in biotechnology, but you don’t have a background in either biology or technology? Follow the BioHack Academy.
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    TextileLab
    REFLOW is a three year European research project into the flow of materials through our cities.
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    TextileLab
    WearPure is material research project that explores how we can create new materials that actively purify the environment from CO2.
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    TextileLab
    Master Industrial Design students worked on design projects that focus on the unethical and environmental unfriendly realities of the current textile…
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    Open Wetlab
    09-09-2019
    Things are often being made in projects we do at Waag. But if things are finally done, who owns them?
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    Open Wetlab
    09-09-2019
    These are some of the take-aways from the session about Practices and Impacts of S+T+ARTS Collaborations that was moderated by our very own Lucas…
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    Open Design Lab
    28-08-2019
    A nice article by Tessel Renzenbrink in Elektor Magazine clearly captures the essence of the Fab Academy. Now downloadable as pdf!