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‘Salonklets’ nominated for Henry van de Velde Awards 2016: vote for us to win the HVDV16 Public Award!
We are pleased to announce Salonklets’s official nomination for the Henry van de Velde Awards 2016. In June we submitted this offline social network platform, designed for residential care centre Immaculata in Edegem, to compete for the contest’s ‘Life Quality’ Award. Salonklets seeks to support community building among residents, visitors and care workers[…]
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Board game lets youngsters explore their future
Pantopicon is teaming up with Wandering the Future to develop a crisp board game that empowers youngsters to explore their own future. In collaboration with the municipality of Maastricht (Gemeente Maastricht) and a school for preperatory middle-level vocational education (VMBO Maastricht) the design team will explore how a board game[…]
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future of entrepreneurship in Nieuw Zuid
How can an emerging neighbourhood be rendered the perfect feeding ground for innovative entrepreneurs? Or … which types of innovative entrepreneurship might help to enhance the ecological and social sustainability of a neighbourhood? These and many other questions kickstarted a new Stadslab2050 track on the Antwerp neighbourhood under construction “Nieuw Zuid”.[…]
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futures beyond distribution
At the occasion of PostNL Pharma & Care’s 2016 GDP Masterclass, Nik gave a closing keynote on some – ongoing and to be expected – key changes within the context of distribution and logistics in pharma & healthcare (see SlideShare). What happens to distribution when diagnostics and new approaches to medicine (e.g. regenerative, personalised,[…]
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Engineering, Innovation and The Humanities
Pantopicon was invited by the University of Leuven for a keynote to be held during the proclamation ceremony of the Postgraduate Programme in Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Engineering. Last Friday, Catherine took them on a 45min journey through the 4th industrial revolution, touching upon the value of uncertainty thinking and future scenarios,[…]
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sharing for sustainable cities
How can sharing initiatives render urban contexts more sustainable? Which future sharing initiatives can we develop for Antwerp? Which levers might help these initiatives gain traction and grow? What might be the role of local authorities in all of this? Around these and other questions Stadslab2050 & Pantopicon brought together a group[…]
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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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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, 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 and[…]
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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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