• new event: tomorrow's economy

    During this new Brainwash Weekend on April 25th we examined the place that work and technology occupies in our lives, and explore what the future of work might look like. Participants can rewatch the program until 2 weeks after the event.

    check the full program
  • this was collective loneliness

    During our first ever online Brainwash Weekend we chose to took a deep dive into the subject of loneliness. We did so with the sublime minds of Noreena Hertz, Olivia Laing, Ottessa Moshfegh, Paul Verhaeghe and Marjan Slob.

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  • brainwash in 2021

    We’re back! This year we are launching Brainwash Weekends, we will publish a book and we will return with an all new festival setup. Oh and before we forget: welcome to our new website

    read all about our plans!

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brainwash weekend: tomorrow's economy

Computers, smart algorithms and robots are taking over our jobs. Meanwhile, we can’t stop spending our free time swiping, binging and liking. Our lives are being directed and determined by data and technology. What is this doing to our economy? And are we letting our identity be dominated too much by work and the online versions of ourselves?

During this Brainwash Weekend, we examined – joined by philosophers, economists and artists – the place that work and technology occupies in our lives, and explore what the future of work might look like.