De BUCH Circulair Centre is one of ten pilots awarded in the National program Circulair Ambachtscentrum. Participation is seen as a key concept to develop a sustainable Circular Centre that acts a platform for a variety of circular related initiatives with the Municipalities of Bergen, Uitgeest, Castricum and Heiloo.
WIJ Stad is resulting from a covenant between the municipality and TU Delft to strengthen collaboration in city making. Together with TU Delft's Community Engagement & Outreach we work on a scalable way to further disseminate design competencies to betterment between the citizens of Delft and the academic community.
A capacity building program initiated by the Dutch Creative Industries Fund to further promote the role of the creative industry within the public sector. As an infrastructuring activity we share our expertise in connecting local governments with local designers, and establishing city labs for social transformation.
How can we generate societal impact through design? DESIGNSCAPES aims to ignite the transformative power of design for sustainable and responsible innovation in European cities. The Lab leads the development of a capacity building programme through infrastructuring a learning community of a hundred local design initiatives, ranging from feasibility studies to scalability proofs.
Different types of grassroots initiatives are arising and represent a new form of urban insurgent activism aiming to transform our cities. Deriving from the synergies between participatory design, systemic design and transition studies, the project coined Participatory City Making as a new collaborative approach to social transformation. Within the city of Rotterdam, emergent city makers have been studied to understand the multiple levels of interaction to design for transitions.