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Hack Belgium

Last week Catherine featured as a future expert during Hack Belgium, a three-day laboratory for the future. For the event about 1000 participants convened at the Tour & Taxis site in Brussels to hack together a series of game-changing solutions to 14 societal and systemic challenges across a variety of thematic areas such as mobility, healthcare and education. Experts […]

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Reburg featured as ‘JFS digital design exhibit’

Over the past 12 months, the Journal of Future Studies has experimented with a digital exhibition format for a number of innovative projects. These digital exhibits are meant to provoke, disrupt and inspire. We are happy to announce this month’s exhibit features Pantopicon’s Reburg project for Plan C (now aka Circular Flanders) Reburg is a fictional […]

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The City of Antwerp dives into the Future

Pantopicon is taking Antwerp’s Department of Energy & Environment (EMA) on a trip to the future! Together we’ll be exploring a broad range of future developments which might impact the measure of sustainability and quality of life in Antwerp between now and the year 2030. By anticipating change, the city […]

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Smart Circular Cities

A new year, new projects coming up. Pantopicon has been granted the assignment to research any opportunities ‘Smart Tech’ and the advent of ‘Smart Cities’ can provide in enabling the Circular Economy. We will be closely working together with SMIT-VUB on this project, commissioned by OVAM.

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It’s official!

We are proud to announce that Nicole, one of Pantopicon’s co-founders, obtained her doctoral degree yesterday. After a powerful defense the dissertation committee especially praised Nicole’s work for studying the application of foresight for local policy development, a niche in foresight research. Nicole was further complimented for acting as a […]

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Genk in Transition

Pantopicon is kicking off a visioning trajectory with the city of Genk on ‘Art Education of the Future’. The city is ambitious and would like to develop a transition vision inspired by future changes and strong examples from elsewhere.

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Designing Privacy

As part of Toronto Design Offsite 2017, Department of Unusual Certainties and Pantopicon invite you to “Designing Privacy” — an event that poses the question “how can we use design to address privacy in today’s context?” The night will begin with a cross-industry panel discussion exploring different topics and perspectives […]

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Soon we’ll have a PhD amongst our ranks

Nicole, one of Pantopicon’s cofounders has recently submitted her doctoral thesis for review. The focus of her research? The application of foresight for local policy development. The defence will take place on December 22nd at the University of Maastricht in a small, semi-private setting. Meanwhile we’re planning a public Pantopicon […]

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Urban lab kit in action

During Stadslab2050’s Open Lab, Pantopicon has given a workshop about the Urban Lab Kit it is developing in collaboration with the other partners of the Urb@Exp team. Happy about both the huge amount of interest and valuable feedback we have received. The fully developed kit will be launched at the […]

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Visual to spark entrepreneurs’ imagination in Nieuw Zuid

How can we attract entrepreneurs to initiate future-oriented ventures in a new sustainable neighbourhood? Nieuw Zuid (New South) is a new sustainable neighbourhood arising on the south end of the city of Antwerp. Marked off by the city’s vibrant South neighbourhood, the Scheldt river and plenty of open, green parkland, […]

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