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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. (more…)

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Apps for Democracy

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During an event in the Statenhal in Den Haag, organised by the House of Parliament, the Open State Foundation and Netwerk Democratie, Parliamentary  data sets were offered to invited makers and thinkers to develop apps that explore the possibilities of a more transparant parliament by rendering those data usefull for society. Who cares developed a set of icons visualising what open government data could mean in practice and set the stage of the day elaborating on the logo developed by Topika. (photos top: Anne Beentjes)

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Datajournalism Lab

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Qlikview delivers data exploration software. During a hackathon organised by Hack de Overheid Qlikview shared their software in a Datajournalism Lab with the participating hackers and journalists that day to explore the datasets that were offered by other partnering organisations in the Hackathon. The Lab also consisted in a Teletekst like twitterwall sharing findings and other (non)related  topics of the people that were using the software in the Lab. There was also a scoop alert to share data scoops enabling participants to collaborate and increase the quality of the findings. Who cares? developed and designed the Lab in collaboration with Heinze Havinga.

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41ste Reuvensdagen

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De Reuvensdagen is an annual archeology conference organised by Erfgoed Nederland, this time at the Philharmonie, Haarlem.

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Innovation brigade

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A new logo for the Innovationbrigade (InnovatieImpulsOnderwijs) that invites schools to consider innovating towards their ideal way of educating.

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40ste Reuvensdagen

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For a special anniversary edition of national archeology conference the Reuvensdagen organized by Erfgoed Nederland in De Doelen, Rotterdam, Who cares? took the 4 shades of the logo as startingpoint for a colourful, and recognizable layering throughout the whole venue.

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VitraHaus

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Sometimes something grabs you, in my case this often happens because of a love for architecture. This stroke of genious that I recently passed by is the VitraHaus for yes, famous Swiss furniture manufacturer Vitra, built by Swiss architects Herzog&de Meuron. Located next to Vitra’s production (assembly) plant in Weil am Rhein (DE).  It intrigues for many reasons,
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Innovatie Impuls Onderwijs

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(Innovation Impulse Education) In order to reassure a future flow of educational talent for primary and secondary schools, 44 schools came up with innovative ideas to boost talent and take a chance at winning the prize money to make their idea happen. 7 Winning ideas were rewarded during the awardshow organised at the Westergasfabriek, Amsterdam. The setting for the event designed by Who cares? and based on the visual identity, was made to also be reused for other events of IIO.

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Make Love Not Art

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For the kick-off meeting of a new funding and knowledge program aimed at innovative cultural productions (MLNA/OBSERVATORIUM) Who cares? designed a few spatial installations based on the visual identity (by Mediamatic), to support communicating the intentions of the program. The installations were partially connecting to the RFID fueled community system of the website. All elements were designed for re-use for meetings in the framework of MLNA/OBSERVATORIUM.

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DISH

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For Dish2009, a bi annual international conference on digitalising cultural heritage, organised by Erfgoed Nederland and Digitaal Erfgoed Nederland in De Doelen in Rotterdam, Who cares? cooperated with Valentine Kreykamp. Together we came up with a new 2D/3D visual identity for the conference. Only paper was used, collected afterwards and disposed of as paper waste.

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