In our projects we design concrete yet bold solutions that are vehicles for social change. We work in a wide range of domains, from mental health to restoring biodiversity and everything in between.
Some of the projects we are working on right now.
With GEM (ecosystem mentale gezondheid – mental health ecosystem) we are setting up a new way of organising mental healthcare: centralising the patient perspective and promoting collaborations between healthcare providers and social players. Initiatives are taking root throughout the Netherlands – from Deventer to Amsterdam and from Harderwijk to Doetinchem.
To ensure a healthy and fair future in the metropole region Amsterdam, for this generation, for future generations and for ecosystems, Amsterdam Economic Board aims to reframe our current view on welfare. Therefore, we developed a new perspective on prosperity and quality of life together with a group of 25 stakeholders. The result is an overview of nine challenges that will help strengthen quality of life in the region and can spark new ways of collaborating. Currently, we are investigating what this can mean for the theme ‘health and prevention’.
Commissioned by the Bondgenoten we explored the future of parenting and growing up in the Rijnmond Region of 2030. Based on this exploration, the Bondgenoten defined their joint ambitions. With the Garage 2020 and the Bondgenoten as our partners, we are now working on their ambitions and shaping the future of raising and growing up, through concept development, prototyping and user evaluations. After working on a play free state (in collaboration with Villa Zebra), to enhance free play, we are now dreaming about the future of inclusive education (in collaboration with Cult North). Our last project in this series is about designing the equal dialogue between youth that got stuck in life and their (formal and informal) caretakers.
In this project, funded by the Agis innovatiefonds, we are exploring how adolescents struggling with addiction can be supported. In this new perspective we shift the focus from preventing relapse to strengthening the resilience of youngsters and their social network to deal with the ups and downs that are part of the journey to recovery. This project is done in collaboration with Brijder Jeugd.