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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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Visual to spark entrepreneurs’ imagination in Nieuw Zuid
How can we attract entrepreneurs to initiate future-oriented ventures in a new sustainable neighbourhood? Nieuw Zuid (New South) is a new sustainable neighbourhood arising on the south end of the city of Antwerp. Marked off by the city’s vibrant South neighbourhood, the Scheldt river and plenty of open, green parkland,[…]
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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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