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Henry van de Velde “Life Quality”
Pantopicon just submitted Salonklets for the second jury round to compete for the Henry van de Velde Life Quality 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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Pop-up Lecture on Urban Labs
On Wednesday Nicole gave a lecture about Pantopicon’s work on Urban Labs, to a group of students looking to generate new ideas on the future of what the municipality in Gellerup, Århus (Denmark) could provide and offer to the local community. This Pop-up Class was organised within the context of the Sprout Talent Week, which is[…]
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future of food and the city
How might overpopulation and climate change impact the food system in the future? What sorts of solutions might one come up with up, given possible and probable future technologies? What ethical and legal challenges might lie on our path to the future? During Museumnacht, on the 8th of Augustus, Catherine touched upon these[…]
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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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sharing & the city
On June 23rd, Catherine will talk about the future of sharing and the sharing economy in one of the inspiration sessions powered by the Antwerp citylab initiative “Stadslab2050“. All welcome! Do not forget to register.
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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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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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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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