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Stoelendans, maar dan anders

During DDW, Waag Futurelab and artist Arne Hendriks invite you to research what happens if we change the rules of the game.

Stoelendans by Waag and Arne Hendriks — © Waag, 2022

As a kid, you've learned that during the game of musical chairs there is not enough space for everyone. This leads to competition, stress and a feeling of winning when you manage to secure a chair. But what if we would flip the rules of the game?

What if we changed the rules of the game?

As a kid, you’ve learned that during the game of musical chairs there is not enough space for everyone. This leads to competition, stress and a feeling of winning when you manage to secure a chair. But what if we would flip the rules of the game? Together with artist Arne Hendriks we will discover our reactions to scarcity that has been created, and the drive to win at the expense of others.

As per activist and feminist Emma Goldman in 1934: ‘If I can’t dance, I don’t want to be part of your revolution!’

Serious action is in need of dance, music and a loud voice. Come dance with us and think along about how we can offer a chair to everyone. We are living in times of abundance. There is enough space on the planet for everyone, but how do we redistribute it? Where can we make space ourselves? During this performance you’ll discuss economic growth, value, solidarity, circularity and the re-design of our economic system.

Grab a chair and dance along!

The musical chairs performance was created by Arne Hendriks in collaboration with Waag Futurelab. You can find us at Ketelhuisplein every day of DDW.

About Waag Futurelab & Arne Hendriks

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?
Strijp-S area, Ketelhuisplein, Ketelhuisplein , Map No. B2
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