Establishing Transformative Ecosystems
The goal of the Pink Initiative is to set up transformative ecosystems through the power of design. We have spaces and formats for actors that are interested in transformation. Please contact us if you are interested in working together!
A transformative ecosystem is a community of actors and the artifacts that form their environment, interacting as a system, that acquired intrinsic abilities to dynamically adjust interactions of humans and technologies, able to address societal challenges; This process entails a continuous design and redesign of new socio-technological mediations (artifacts, means) that transform the actors’ ways of living and working, towards socially and environmentally sustainable futures.
Station of being
The bus station ‘Station of being’ transforms the cold and boring experience of waiting into a transitional experience, a moment “to be” and to “change your state of being” before traveling a new location and other activities - a collaboration with Umeå Kommun, made by RISE Interactive and Rombout Frieling Lab as part of the RUGGEDISED project
In the Spotlight
Activities in Scharinska Villan vary from the creation of experiential prototypes to facilitating workshops, and from taking part in European research projects to educational activities.
Embodying yourself in the relevant context // Trying out different lo-fi prototypes through small interventions with relevant actors in different environments // Reflecting in & on action // Documentation of the experiences to use throughout the process
Acquiring insights of context through qualitative & quantitative methods // Empirical & experimental field studies with design interventions
Collaboratively building design proposals addressing the challenge through: Sketching, lo-fi & mid-fi prototyping, Story boards, Scenario building, Reflection in & on action
Organising collaboration modes: Identification of skills & ways to support each other, Continuous constructive dialogue for tuning of expectations & planning, Formalities of setting up contracts, permits, agreements etc.
Empathy & equality as an attitude in communication // Use of different media to share progress and engage with each other: log, interviews, prototypes, documentaries, exhibition // Experiential ways of communication to be able to feel/understand each other’s perspectives
Creation of learning curve through: Reflections on individual level // Reflections on team level // Reflections on stakeholder level // Reflection on process level // Formalising reflections