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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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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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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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LAB-Café #WNM16

During the final “LABCafé” of the happening “de Week van Nieuw Maastricht” #WNM16 on June 3rd 2016, Nicole engaged in a panel discussion on the future of urban labs/citylabs. Other panellists included Maurice Hermans (author of “De Anti-stad”), Frank Strolenberg (Cultural Heritage Institute of the Netherlands), Saskia Beer (Transformcity), Gerdo van […]

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food & the city

As of this weekend – of its fifth anniversary – the iconic MAS museum in Antwerp, has opened the doors to its new permanent exhibition “Antwerpen à la carte“. The exhibition addresses the intriguing relationship between the world of food and the city. Besides a historic overview delving into the […]

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