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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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Foresight UM Master Students
Throughout this month, Pantopicon’s Nicole is teaching a foresight course at the University of Maastricht in which she’s taking a group of 45 master students in Sustainability Science and Policies on a journey through the wonderful world of scenario building.
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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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book publication: we are wanderful – future forward
Together with Virginia Tassinari, Nik Baerten was invited to contribute a forward-looking chapter on design in future times for “We are wanderful“, a book covering 25 years of design & fashion in the belgian province of Limburg. Each invited a series of international friends and colleagues to zoom in on a key[…]
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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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Stadslab2050 co-creating Nieuw Zuid
In December and January, Pantopicon, the city of Antwerp and Triple Living have several lunch sessions scheduled in which out-of-the-box thinkers and doers will look into developing new entrepreneurial concepts for Antwerp’s latest new neighbourhood under construction: “Nieuw Zuid”. We are looking for innovative and sustainable pilot initiatives. In case you[…]
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