empowerment

The term empowerment refers to measures designed to increase the degree of autonomy and self-determination in people and in communities in order to enable them to represent their interests in a responsible and self-determined way, acting on their own authority.

 

Event
In the documentary a Citizen Science Revolution, we follow citizen science groups and take a unique look behind the scenes of this European research project with the question: how do we involve communities in mapping their living environment, and how do we turn this into action?

 

Event
How can the creative industry and maker community help solve humanitarian challenges in a refugee camp?

 

Article
The idea was: a meeting between city makers and the minister. But it proved to be the mayor and the king.

 

Project
Through this project, we supported city-makers, active citizens and social entrepreneurs with their initiatives to make our city a better place for everyone.

 

Article
On 13 May 2015, the first Amsterdam Smart Citizens Lab was held. More than 50 citizens, scientists and technicians gathered to gain more insight in their city. By measuring the city themselves in the next months, to investigate and get into action based on the results.

 

Event
Candidates of several political parties will debate about what they are planning on doing to keep our cuties liveable and vital for the next four years. With e.g. Marleen Stikker (Waag), Mei Li Vos (PvdA), Bart Vink (D66), Kees Diepeveen (GroenLinks) and Carolien Gehrels (Wethouder Gemeente Amsterdam).

 

Article
On July 30th, 2012 we organised a workshop to gather new insights in people’s mobility needs. A group of Amsterdam’s inhabitants was invited to share their experiences and inspire us. Their input was used to define the requirements for meeting the user’s needs within the mobility domain. The workshop was meant to be able to extract the universal user’s needs and not to provide the complete picture of users’ experiences.