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#1woord (in Dutch only)

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Grasduinen in West

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grasduinen-logoRead a report and/or check our Facebook page. (Dutch only)

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iSocial

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20140324-_MG_9026-cropSocial Powerhouse, bureau goedgeefs, Movisie, SINN and Who cares? collaborated with 60 social entrepreneurs to develop an app that puts social innovators on the map.  Connecting them, enhancing and exposing what they do and how this contributes to society. With input of the community Who cares? also fulfilled the role of visual editor of the iSocial brand. Afterwards the platform was transferred to another developer. Have a look at snippets of the visual identity and campaign below. Read More »

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Designthinking with the hood.

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sessie-1A group of dedicated inhabitants in the Spaarndammerbuurt is working to maintain a public garden by and for the neigbourhood. About which there has been a rub with the council for quite some years now. Until a recent meeting with a local councillor allowing them to prove their point. It’s now or never to make this spot our own and of the neighborhood. Read More »

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Social Design for Wicked Problems: authorship as warranty for social impact.

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Last Friday I attended a dialogue at Kennisland between their research project ‘The Wicked Series‘ in collaboration with Hivos and ‘Social Design for Wicked Problems‘ (SDFWP) initiated by Het Nieuwe Instituut, Twijnstra Gudde en Tabo Goudswaard.  The Wicked Series organized by Kennisland and Hivos spanned three evenings in which 40 participants were invited to unravel -in collaboration with relevant (experience) experts- the (un)logic of a series of wicked social issues. SDFWP involves a research project in which design teams work on three different topics, one for ING/NN, a (Dutch) bank/ insurance company, one for the Municipality of Amsterdam and another one  introduced by the designers themselves. SDFWP I observed from a distance since it kicked of with an ‘expert meeting’ at the conference WhatDesignCanDo 2013 in Amsterdam. In the Wicked series I attended as a participant in 2013.
What these projects share is their intention to deal with/unravel the complexity of (global) social issues. What fundamentally sets them apart is the way they both deal with context, a key-factor in ‘wicked’ issues. Read More »

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Spoorzone Tilburg, former Van Gend&Loos industrial zone

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VGLWhat will happen with the former industrial zone of Van Gend&Loos in the heart of Tilburg’s city centre? Three scenarios for urban development are being explored. For the scenario of ‘temporality’ Who cares? together with Corline van Es designed a series of exploratory steps for two working sessions with an “expert-group” -a varied group of experience experts in the area of temporal urban development- to map out the potential of this scenario. The outcomes of these sessions will result in an inspirational guide for the municipality of Tilburg to elaborate on the possibilities of developing this particular piece of public space in Tilburg in this way. The campagne to start collecting ideas for this ‘citypark’ has been initiated by now www.tilburgaanzet.nl

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Digital Cities Agenda – Cocreating OUR CITY

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collage-DSAThe Digital Cities Agenda (DSA) was initiated to foster knowledge and practice sharing amongst Dutch cities about what works and doesn’t when interacting online/digitally. This particular session(Dutch), organized by the DSA and Corline van Es, was aimed at finding out based on what means (offline&online) well weighed communication/policy decisions can be made. Specifically based on (zooming in on) the needs of different people involved. Who cares? co-designed and facilitated a process that, in a designerly way, tried to identify proper ways of addressing and involving people (internal and external) effectively in public initiatives. Focussing not so much on solutions as well as coming up with the right questions and using knowledge and information effectively to help map out potential approaches.

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Who cares? ♥ SINN

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Click on the image to see the flyer (NL) or look here to see when to join in for the next Meet Up of Social Innovation Network NL! For more information also look at www.socialeinnovatienederland.nl

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See how we’re doing

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