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Expeditie naar planet B

There is no planet B, but if there was one, how would we design it? Check it out at Waag Futurelab.

Waag Future Dome — © Waag, 2021

A reality that could already exist, as shown by Waag. Open hardware instead of patents. Open source manuals and blueprints that show how technology work, instead of pointlessly long privacy agreements. Citizen science instead of exclusive, expensive scientific articles. Come in and discover!

What if we changed the rules of the game?

What if we no longer take growth as the aim of our economy, but solidarity, circularity, or the assurance that we can still breathe oxygen in 2090? And what if we would completely redesign our economic system, with society and nature at its core?

At Dutch Design Week, come in and discover a reality that could already exist, as shown by Waag. Open hardware instead of patents. Open source manuals and blueprints that show how technology work, instead of pointlessly long privacy agreements. Citizen science instead of exclusive, expensive scientific articles. And profit for all, instead of profit for just one of the super rich.

Come in and discover six of Waag's prototypes, developed with our partners. Get a taste of what new systems for society could look like. Measuring air quality for under 10 euros, hacking into medical devices or building your own weather station: open design is at the base of a new economic system.

There is no planet B, but if there were to be one, how would we design it? Come and check it out at Waag Futurelab.

The prototypes in this exhibition are developed within projects such as Open Next and Hollandse Luchten.

About Waag Futurelab

Waag Futurelab is a platform for designers and artists to research current societal issues. Waag brings together all relevant parties through expositions, presentations, experiments, debates and reflection. In the four-year Expeditions to planet B programme, Waag Futurelab is finding the answer to the following design questions: what if a planet B would exist? How would we re-design our world and our lives? And what does that teach us about the here and now?
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