Masterclass: Prototyping Bodies with Agi Haines

Saturday May 7 10:00-18:00

How will environmental pressures impact our malleable body? And what can we do to guide human evolution? Join in the masterclass with bio-artist Agi Haines (winner 2015 BAD award) and prototype the future ‘you.’ Full day program including casting materials, coffee and tea.

Tickets | Artist, Freelancers and Students receive a 30% discount but please note, proof of your status will be required.


Transfigurations by Agi Haines - Bibuccalplasty - Extension of the cheeks can be achieved through expansion clips, once the clips are embedded in the cheek wall the skin and muscle can be stretched over a period of three months allowing fast and efficient caffeine absorption for a child entering a high stress career. Agi Haines (UK)

The Masterclass

In this masterclass we’ll speculate on possibilities for modifications to the human body and imagine solutions to evolutionary and environmental problems. The full day program will start with idea-generating exercises and looking at inspirational materials for modification. After this we will start to design our own bodily solutions in a life casting course. You will learn how to quickly cast your own body parts with alginate and plaster and use these imprints to sculpt your modifications, transforming your speculative design into something physical.

This workshop is suitable for anyone who in interested in the design of the human body. No prior knowledge of (bio-)design or casting is necessary.

Unable to attend this masterclass? Join us next time, June 11.

Meet the Artist

Are you stuck with your art project? Do you need advice on how to work with sculpting lifelike forms? Agi will be available for sit-down consultations to discuss your own work and ideas the day before the Masterclass. Meetings are free - sign up by mailing


Prototyping Bodies - Agi Haines (UK) uses the human body as everyday material in order to question our morbid curiosity for the viscera of life. By focusing on the design of this body she aims to push the boundaries on what is accepted within our society. In the masterclass Prototyping Bodies we speculate about the further possibilities for adjustments to the body and invent solutions for evolutionary and environmental problems. Lisanne Groenewoud


Masterclass: Prototyping Bodies - Agi Haines helps to design the future face of a workshop participant Margherita Soldati

Coming Up

May 12 Odorama: The Psychology of Smell
At this edition we explore the psychology of smell from a broad point of view: from the effects of smells on human behavior, to the use of odour as a marketing strategy.

May 19 Pis'Talk: Architecture of Crisis
Have you ever wondered what it is like to survive in a spaceship? We explore how the bleak landscapes of our own planet can reveal many things about challenges to the human body.

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Dijkspark 6, Amsterdam

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