In December 2016, just after releasing the award-winning first prototype of our interactive online platform, Saskia Beer gave a TEDx talk about the art of engagement and understanding, seeing and working with the city in split screen: on the drawing board and on the street.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ei0lanC1k1Q
In 2013 we started to work out our ideas for an interactive online platform to structurally support and augment our activities in our Amsterdam field lab. In May 2016 we launched the first prototype in the area, publishing this video to introduce the vision, concept and functionalities. The platform won several (inter)national awards and the video went viral among cities and real estate companies worldwide. In 2018 we became one…
We regularly host lectures and excursions for (inter)national groups of students and professionals. By now it has become an annual tradition to host the Dutch NRP Academie (education programme for renovation and redevelopment professionals) for a lecture and excursion inside our Amsterdam project. Every year they see the project evolve and the area transform gradually from a peripheral and mono-functional office district into a more and more lively mixed-use urban…
In 2017 AD (Architectural Design) Magazine released a special publication about hyper-local digital urban tools and projects. Our founder Saskia wrote a chapter for this edition, sharing elaborate background information about our online platform and how it was conceived and prototyped in our Amsterdam field lab. The book can be found here.
In 2016 our Amsterdam project was published in 'Blauwe Kamer' year book, showcasing remarkable Dutch urban and landscape design projects. The publication highlighted the design of our online platform and the new urban vision we had co-created with the local community and the municipality.
How a Dutch architect became a role model for urban develeopment. "Many of the greatest initiatives are born out of a crisis situation. Saskia’s amazing case is not different." Read the full article here!
In 2016, at the moment of launching our very first platform prototype, we won the second prize in Le Monde International Smart City Innovation Awards, category Civic Empowerment. Le Monde published an article about us that you can read here.