NATURAL COMMUNITY FARMING

Program for Natural Community Farming Together with Herenboeren en Boeren in het Bos we develop the program for Natural Community Farming. We believe that a third of Dutch agricultural lands should be farmed in a nature inclusive way and should be owned and supported by local communities. Farming in this manner is hard, and requires a…

FAVELA PAINTING ACADEMY

Favela Painting Academy is a laboratory for social design, fueld by the internationally acclaimed practice and experience of Favela Painting community art and place making projects. The Academy enables local communities to become self-reliant in developing sustainable social art projects that increase social inclusion, create perspectives for youth, and strengthen urban development. The Academy researches…

PARTICIPATORY SCHOOL DESIGN LAB

Co-design, or participatory design is a creative and social proces of by which a community develops its own visions, strategies, and environments so as to make a better fit between the practical, social and cultural needs of the users and the design. In particular it is the ownership that a community can develop though this proces…

School Design Labs

Over the past two centuries we have seen the rise of schools and universities that answered to the demands and aspirations of the industrial age, and with great success. We are past that now and new questions inform our learning. We believe that schools will no longer hold the same form and significance in the…