Case #3 – August 15-19

Made in Gellerup, Innovation Lab

Made in Gellerup – Locally rooted entrepreneurial spaces.

Social programming and circulation.

Challenge: You can contribute with inputs on how to create attraction and interaction in a revitalised Gellerup.

Case: As part of the master plan for Gellerup, in cooperation with private contractors, Aarhus Municipality is constructing a 20,000 sqm. office building, which will house 1,000 employees of the municipality as well as the local police department.

From 2017-2020 the Danish Non-Profit Organisation ‘GivRum’ will lead the development of the 1500 sqm. ground floor of the future building. The goal is to develop an entrepreneurial environment known as ‘Made in Gellerup’. The purpose is to enable an attractive environment linking the building with its surroundings via the identity of the ground floor.

But how does a traditional top-down governmental approach succeed to connect with citizens motivated by contributing with good intentions and innovative ideas? This challenge needs to be adressed.

By striving for new concepts of participation and co-creation, you can take part in shaping the governmental institutions of the future.

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.

Heather Daam, Academic Coordinator, Institute without Boundaries. 

Heather is a designer and design researcher. Her professional focus is to understand the role of designers in the context of identifying and developing new ways of working, and ways of involving people into design and other creative processes.

Heather has spent most of her professional career working in the Netherlands, where she established a department that applies design thinking into all aspects of a ‘neighbourhood organisation’.

She also co-designed projects in teamwork development and change management, designed and led a multi-stakeholder research project about ageing and mobility. She is a former principle designer at T+HUIS, a social design and educational community organisation. Academically, Heather holds a Master in Design from the Design Academy Eindhoven.

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.

Adriënne Heijnen

Adriënne Heijnen

Senior Scientific Advisor & Researcher, Digital design & Information Science, Aarhus University
Andreas Kamstrup

Andreas Kamstrup

PhD fellov
Anne Corlin

Anne Corlin

Architect and PhD fellow
Chrisitan Fumz

Chrisitan Fumz

Co-founder og GivRum
Katinka Hauxner

Katinka Hauxner

Owner and Adviser on Strategic Urban Development. Master of Science in Political Science
Mads M. Markesen

Mads M. Markesen

Project Architect, Arkitema
Rasmus Nørfeldt

Rasmus Nørfeldt

Project Leader at Instant City
Rikke Winding

Rikke Winding

Architect / Cand. Polyt. Arch

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