Co-creation Lab

Open evening co-creation February

7-2-19 20:00 - 7-2-19 22:00
Waag, Nieuwmarkt 4, 1012 CR Amsterdam

Creating something together is sometimes easier said than done. What makes good cooperation possible? And how do you initiate a meaningful conversation?

During this evening we will discuss the role of hosting in co-creation. For us it is about creating space for that which wants to emerge. About being present and establishing essential connections. Based on practical examples and personal experiences, we will explore what hosting can mean for co-creation processes and your role in this.

Waag regularly organizes open evenings on co-creation and social innovation processes, for knowledge exchange and discussion. For this evening about hosting, two experts were invited to frame the subject.

Sandra Gevaert is host of co-creation and participation processes, millennial coach and steward of Art of Hosting in the Netherlands. Together with Lieven Callewaert she teaches the Art of Participatory Leadership which takes place twice a year in the Netherlands and Belgium.

Anke de Vrieze works as a project coordinator of a European research project at Wageningen University. Together with colleagues she developed a toolkit with creative methods for guiding transformation processes.

Buy a ticket via the link above, choose the date of your choice. Entrance is € 5 including one drink. This evening on 7 February is English spoken. The next evenings in March and April will be Dutch spoken.

Co-creation and Waag

Co-creation is an important process for Waag. In all of our projects, we work together with various stakeholders, from end-users and problem-solvers to artists and content experts. From this experience, we've developed the Co-creation Navigator, a new online resource that guides you through the different stages of co-creation. The navigator leads you to the tools and methods that will assist you in co-creation from preparation to execution.

Co-creation Navigator

The Co-creation Navigator is not only an open collection of methods, but also provides an overview of the entire process of introducing and using co-creation in your own practice. You will learn how to create a good foundation, build a team, what the right mindset is, and how you can involve the right people. To better visualise the process, the Co-creation Navigator uses the metaphor of a subway map to guide you on your journey through the various 'stations' of co-creation.

The Co-creation Navigator has already been made available as a beta since the spring of 2018 and is currently being used by our project partners in the Horizon2020 projects BigPicnic, Cities-4-People and Mobility Urban Values. We involve these partners in the development of both content and form at each stage. They supplement methods, test usability, and share their experiences with the aim of creating a community of co-creators. In this way, the Navigator is not only a co-creation source, but it is also in a state of constant co-creation.

During co-creation evenings at Waag, we hope to enter into discussions with other co-creators about their ways of working and their possible contributions to this open resource. Are you experienced with co-creation and interested in joining us? Join us!