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design for urban dialogue

During the World Design Organization’s “Torino Design of the City” event, Nik gave a lecture on October 12th 2017 entitled “Design for urban dialogue – designing conditions for collaborative citymaking”. The lecture – illustrated by a selection of projects by Pantopicon in the realm of design-driven urban foresight and social […]

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Democracy and design

Virginia gave a lecture on “Democracy and Design” during the World Design Organization‘s Torino Design of the City conference on October 12th 2017. Through the lens of Hannah Arendt’s views on democracy, Virginia shed light on the role of design (more specifically, design for social innovation) in democracy-building. The topic […]

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toolkit to inspire urban labs launched

The final conference of the URB@Exp project (JPI-Urban Europe) took place in Graz, Austria. Together with its partners, Pantopicon launched a toolkit for civil servants or other stakeholders exploring to set up their urban lab. The LAB kit – as it is called – contains a booklet of guidelines and […]

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archaeological findings from futures beyond packaging

Once again we had the pleasure to introduce a group of students from the Design Academy Eindhoven (NL) to (some of) our ways of working with future scenarios. During a short workshop on February 14th 2017, Nik introduced them to Pantopicon’s blend of foresight and design, immersing students of the Man […]

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Henry van de Velde “Quality of Life”

Pantopicon just submitted Salonklets for the second jury round to compete for the Henry van de Velde Quality of Life Award 2016. Salonklets was developed for residential care centre Immaculata in Edegem and was recently implemented after a 5 month pilot in one of the centre’s residence wings. The project’s result […]

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the neological institute

Language is a powerful tool, not only to express but also to inspire new meanings, future dynamics and alternate realities. Hence, on June 30th a first edition of our workshop/performance “The Neological Institute” was organised during DRS2016 (Design Research Society Conference) in Brighton (UK). The performance was inspired by a […]

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Intervention Design & Bureau Europa

On Tuesday 26th of April, Catherine will lecture at Bureau Europa, platform for architecture and design. The lecture is programmed as part of Intervention Design, an academic minor of the Maastricht Academy of Media Design & Technology. In this minor lead by Theo Ploeg, students are tasked with translating media […]

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