What does the future of the city look like? A question that may not appeal to all of us, but does concern all of us. Service Design Bureau Afdeling Buitengewone Zaken will present the 'Embassy of Urban Transformation' at The Student Hotel, next to the central station in Eindhoven.
The Embassy of Urban Transformation represents the city of the future and will host talks, workshops and an interactive exhibition about urban transformations in the Netherlands with human-centered examples that contribute to an inspiring, flexible, self-sufficient, mobile or caring city. Practical tools are offered and stimulating questions are asked that challenge locals and visitors as well as policy makers (and everything in between) to think about the city and her state of flux. The embassy paints a picture of the possibilities for the city in the future (which has already started yesterday) and makes it clear that we are in fact all 'designers'. Urban transformation does not just 'happen' and constantly asks for new solutions by the changing society. The Embassy of Urban Transformation brings together stakeholders to encourage (new) initiatives on the spot.
Will you be there?
Drawn reportages that visualize processes and developments in our ever changing city. Drawing as way to reconnect.
Locals transform abandoned industrial park into a creative hub.
Can a 2.05m tall person live together with a 1.70 m tall person? To research this question Wouter Corvers decided to built his own house.
The Afrikaandermarket Resource Station facilitates recycling and upcycling of market waste.
Mobility Happiness aims to increase the contribution of people’s mobility to their quality of life.
Making Mobility inclusive by organising help together with 9 partners.
Old bread becomes biogas for new bread.
Explaining the complex future of our energy system.
Creating a home for everyone in the neighbourhood.
A Second life for the ANWB emergency post: Help and guidance for dementing people.