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On the importance of ‘making’

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Recently I was at a windowmakersshop because I needed a fence for a stairwell. It always takes some getting used to dealing with skillful craftspeople. If anything goes, you have to contemplate well about what it is you really want. And how nice that these professionals then actually are so skilled. And patient. Because they know that this one solution should be the ultimate one (for you) (because that’s what they know for sure). It is then quite useful to be able to think in terms of what can be made and what you exactly want yourself -and what is feasible (-but that will be a separate blog post). (more…)


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


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.


Social entrepreneurship receives legislative support in U.K.

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Naples 2.0

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AND WE WON! And got started! Check out our projectblog


On Open Space and design thinking

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During an Open Space session initiated by The Learning Lab l was invited to participate as space holder/facilitator. Open Space Technology in short is a way of organizing self-managed meetings. It took place at a school in Roosendaal (NL) which is about to face a huge reorganization. Commitment to change/innovation was high.

All stakeholders of the school (teachers, students, parents, local government, companies) participated in the session which was meant to generate the ‘collective intelligence’ of the group, thereby offering a wide scope at possible innovative solutions for the school and all its stakeholders for a new future.
What made it extra challenging (more…)


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.


Business Model Innovation Cultural Heritage

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For a seminar on business model innovation for cultural heritage (BMICE), aimed at organisations dealing with cultural heritage, Kennisland asked Who cares? to come up with some visual translations of the discussions/output of preceeding expert sessions. It proved to inspire even more output when people started writing on the tablecovers printed for the occasion.


Beelden voor de Toekomst

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Beelden voor de Toekomst (Images for the Future) is a project aimed at preserving Dutch (audio)visual heritage. Together with Flickr The Commons, a project was realised for the Nationaal Archief to publish it’s historical photographs online enabling people to comment and share knowledge and stories about these rich visual resources (click here to see more of these beautiful photographs). For the launch and promotional event Who cares? came up with an analogue version of the project on location.