• rewatch our livestreams

    In 2020 and 2021 we broadcasted a lot of livestreams with some of the sharpest thinkers and most exciting scientists of our times. Among our guests were Shoshana Zuboff, Martha Nussbaum, Jia Tolentino and Jonathan Haidt.

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  • this was brainwash festival 2021

    On 30 and 31 October, we took over the Leidseplein in Amsterdam with the most influential speakers, makers, scientists and philosophers. During our festival our guests presented the most exciting ideas, radical solutions and dangerous thoughts. Don’t want to miss it next year?

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  • this year's themes

    The world is more complex than ever. We want to offer you guidance and have set out five thematic routes: journeys through our programme that’ll help you to interpret today’s important questions.

    discover them here

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our guests

Who are today’s most inspiring and exciting philosophers, scientists, makers and writers? This was the question we asked ourselves when organizing Brainwash Festival 2021. The result: an explosion of thought, questions and ideas, with over 140 speakers and around 80 programmes.