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LAB-Café #WNM16

During the final “LABCafé” of the happening “de Week van Nieuw Maastricht” #WNM16 on June 3rd 2016, Nicole engaged in a panel discussion on the future of urban labs/citylabs. Other panellists included Maurice Hermans (author of “De Anti-stad”), Frank Strolenberg (Cultural Heritage Institute of the Netherlands), Saskia Beer (Transformcity), Gerdo van […]

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inspiration kit for urban labs

Within the framework of Urb@exp – an EU project studying and sharing experiences between urban labs across Europe – Pantopicon is developing an inspiration kit for budding urban lab initiatives. The L.A.B.kit, currently in the early stages of development, is primarily aimed at municipalities or related organizations exploring their options to […]

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food & the city

As of this weekend – of its fifth anniversary – the iconic MAS museum in Antwerp, has opened the doors to its new permanent exhibition “Antwerpen à la carte“. The exhibition addresses the intriguing relationship between the world of food and the city. Besides a historic overview delving into the […]

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Youth & Talent

Together with the municipalities of Maastricht & Eijsden-Margraten, Pantopicon co-created a symposium in Maastricht on April 12th. Refreshing concepts and project ideas aimed at innovation in the realm of youth & talent (discovery and development) will be demonstrated. Among these projects are also ‘Future-U’ a serious game, currently under development by Pantopicon and Wandering the […]

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Antwerp CityLab2050 – Sharing

Together with the Stadslab2050 Antwerp team, Pantopicon started a new innovation trajectory on the sharing economy as a pathway towards a more sustainable city. New (business) opportunities will be mapped with regard to sharing activities in Antwerp. On April 28th a first, exploratory workshop will be organized, followed by inspiration sessions throughout May and June. Pantopicon […]

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urb@exp project team visits Antwerp

From April 20-22, 2016, partners of the URB@EXP project will visit Antwerp to continue their discussion on urban labs and city governance structures. Together with people from the city council of Antwerp, a learning journey about the Antwerp Citylab2050 has been prepared for all project partners. Also during the visit,  Pantopicon will present their […]

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future lifestyle concepting

Today, we had the pleasure to welcome a group of enthusiastic students and professors from the Lifestyle Studies program at the Fontys Academy for Creative Industries. Together we discussed trend and scenario analysis, the role of prototyping and concepting in rendering the future tangible, how to engage in storytelling and stimulate […]

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fintech bootcamp – transaction futures

How could tomorrow’s transactions be different from today’s? Which products and services might make them possible? During a morning workshop, Nik immersed Vlerick Business School‘s master students in five future worlds as part of their fintech bootcamp. For each world, the students explored which needs might arise for its citizens and organisations. They envisioned possible future […]

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