Case #1 – August 15-19

Jomfrustien, Innovation Lab

Jomfrustien – The main street of Haderslev city

Climate adaption and urban development.

Challenge: You can contribute with solutions for a more vibrant, cohesive and attractive development of the area made up by Jomfrustien and its surroundings.

Case: In the western part of Denmark, in close proximity to the German boarder lies the city of Haderslev. ‘Jomfrustien’ is a central path cutting through Haderslev and is the main connection between Haderslev Harbour and the historic city centre.

The area around ‘Jomfrustien’ is frequently visited by locals and visitors, and now a major climate adaptation and development project seek to create a better connection between the two neighbourhoods.

‘Jomfrustien’ translates into “The Path of Virgins’. This strange name originates from a time when young ladies were referred to as virgins and this main path of Haderslev was an attractive place to take your virgin for a stroll.

Join a 5-day Innovation-Lab to:

  • get your seat in a multidisciplinary team
  • help solve a real-life urban challenge
  • improve your professional and interdisciplinary skills
  • meet and exchange knowledge with other talents
  • network with professionals and organisations.

Lab Facilitator

This year, the Innovation Labs will be lead by four international professional  facilitators from the Institute without Boundaries (IwB), based in Toronto. The IwB employs and trains professionals and postgraduate students from various disciplines. As a top design training and research centre, the IwB is committed to collaborative and interdisciplinary design practice, in order to create innovative local solutions to 21st century global challenges.

Robert Giusti, Faculty, George Brown College and Special Projects Associate, Institute without Boundaries.

Robert has educational and professional experience in design disciplines including architecture, exhibit design, urban planning, and interdisciplinary design strategy. He is actively involved in applied research projects that leverage design thinking tools and methodologies to solve complex problems and generate ideas that push the envelope, stimulate intellect and actively experiment with new ways of thinking.

He has participated in, organised and facilitated international design charrettes in Chile, New York, Chicago and Milan, bringing his knowledge in design research, sustainability and systems thinking to inspire and develop solutions to 21st century global challenges. Robert is also teaching Information and Communication Design at the Interaction Design (IxD) program at George Brown College.

Robert is a certified LEED Green Associate at the U.S. Green Building Council with an expertise in the design and construction phases of green buildings, serving the commercial, residential, education and healthcare sectors.

Robert holds a diploma of Architectural Technology and Bachelor of Applied Technology. Finally, he has completed a postgraduate study at the Institute without Boundaries that explored sustainable design and culture through a holistic, systems approach.

Advisory Board

Based on relevant academic or practice-based experiences, an interdisciplinary group of experts is connected to each lab, with the purpose of guiding and inspiring the focus and work of the participants. Advisors will join the lab on-site during  1-3 sessions, where they will give direct feedback on ideas and work in progress, presented by participants.

Anders Sanderbo

Anders Sanderbo

Architect/planner
Christian Hyldgaard

Christian Hyldgaard

Climate Consultant & Architect, Provas
Emmy Laura Perez Fjalland

Emmy Laura Perez Fjalland

PhD fellow at Roskilde University and the Danish Architecture Centre
Grith Bech-Nielsen

Grith Bech-Nielsen

Head of Programme at VIA, PhD, Architect MAA
Knud Aarup Kappel

Knud Aarup Kappel

Architech MMA, planner and urban designer, KADK
Michael Jørgensen

Michael Jørgensen

Programme Manager, IBA Kolding
Mogens B. Sørensen

Mogens B. Sørensen

Area or Regional Director, Nykredit
Willy Feddersen

Willy Feddersen

Chief executive of Haderslev Municipality

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