MID x Waag: Exploring new paths in the textile industry

Students of the Master Industrial Design (MID) at the KABK present an exhibition with work resulted from the Fabrics and Fabrications programme, a collaboration between MID and TextileLab Amsterdam Waag.

The students developed designs that deal with the well-being of people and the planet and they explored disruptive approaches, searching for alternative models for production processes and business strategies.

The evening with talks & exhibition on creative research, speculative design, sustainability and social innovation in the field of fashion, textiles and materials is hosted by Maaike Roozenburg head of the Master Industrial Design department at the KABK and takes place at Waag in Amsterdam.

Guest speakers

  • Lenneke Langenhuijsen of Buro Belén, will showcase their vision and innovative research into textiles and the industry.
  • Co-founders of Waag's TextileLab Amsterdam, Ista Boszhard & Cecilia Raspanti will present their approach and vision on complex questions coming from the industry.
  • Independent Industrial Designer and Researcher on Circular Product Design & Business Models for the Circular Economy Marcel den Hollander, will elaborate on systemic design for social, environmental and economical innovation operating at the cross sections of arts & humanities, design and science.


19.30 Doors open
20.00 Welcome by Maaike Roozenburg
20.05 Talk by Ista Boszhard & Cecilia Raspanti (TextileLab Amsterdam)
20.15 Talk by guest speaker Lenneke Langenhuijsen (Buro Belén)
20.30 Talk by guest speaker Marcel den Hollander (Designer/Researcher)
20.45 Presentations by MID students
21.05 Q&A with presenters
21.30 Opening exhibition
22.00 End of evening



Thu 7 March 2019 20.00 - 22:00


Nieuwmarkt 4
1012 CR Amsterdam

More info

This event is in English


Entrance fee

Entrance is € 5,-, including a drink