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design for urban dialogue

During the World Design Organization’s “Torino Design of the City” event, Nik gave a lecture on October 12th 2017 entitled “Design for urban dialogue – designing conditions for collaborative citymaking”. The lecture – illustrated by a selection of projects by Pantopicon in the realm of design-driven urban foresight and social […]

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Democracy and design

Virginia gave a lecture on “Democracy and Design” during the World Design Organization‘s Torino Design of the City conference on October 12th 2017. Through the lens of Hannah Arendt’s views on democracy, Virginia shed light on the role of design (more specifically, design for social innovation) in democracy-building. The topic […]

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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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