Future is tough to imagine. Collective vision of the future is even tougher to capture. And yet, it is how we think about both our individual prospects for life and our city’s future that will strongly influence its development.
Imagine your city as a treasure map. In order to unlock the biggest prize, you need to identify two seemingly unrelated treasure chests and put them together. Now, the magic begins..
There are those events that are worthy of your time because they guarantee a solid dose of knowledge and inspiration (one of my favourite examples: reSITE). There are those you attend because your friends will be there and you haven’t seen them in a long time. And then there’s LOTE, which goes way beyond that.
We have just finished a design thinking workshop on the transition from school to employment. The “screw up” part wasn’t the plan when we first started our preparations. It became one only a few days before the workshop… And it worked really well. Source.
For cities that were built around one or two industries, the times when the industry leaves their market are challenging, if not disastrous. We’ve seen many cities around the world struggling to reshape their local economies and find a way out of recession. To help post-industrial cities in this transition, we created the Urban Workshop and … More Interested in post-industrial foresight? We’re looking for partners!
In a recent interview for NBC’s 60 minutes Elon Musk, the founder of an industrial empire including SpaceX and the electric car company Tesla Motors, was asked about the latter. Tesla is likely to be “the first successful car company start-up in America in 90 years,” to quote the show. But its founder didn’t really think that’d … More Urban Workshop: reimagining the future of post-industrial cities
Last night I had a chance (thank you, Jura) to take part in the winners gala of Restart Slovakia – a nationwide competition for the most innovative, tech-based solutions presented by NGOs. The event was organized for the second time by the Center for Philanthropy in Bratislava (read an interview with one of the last … More RestartSlovakia – no more buffoonery!