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thinking through prototyping

“Make in order to think better” underscores a key principle of prototyping in design. It was also a starting point for one of the activities during the Flemish Institute for Technological Research (aka VITO)’s recent “Upcycle your innovation” day. Pantopicon – Nik, Nicole & Catherine – took participants on a […]

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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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book publication: the pearl diver – the designer as storyteller

The DESIS Philosophy Talks are feedback loop encounters in which design practice and philosophical reflection cross-fertilise. Over the years, Pantopicon co-founder Nik Baerten contributed to various of its inspiring thematic meetings across the globe. Most recently, he also contributed to their latest book “The Pearl Diver – the designer as […]

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henry van de velde awards 2016

Pantopicon was present at this year’s Henry Van de Velde Awards with “Salonklets“, a project led by our very own Charlotte Vanhoutte, but also on another front … Four years after winning a Henry Van de Velde label for our project “MIOS – Museum in our street“ together with our partner StudioDott, […]

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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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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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