Rozina Spinnoy from BIDs Belgium, Anja Bergersen from Tøyen Unlimited, and Clara Reich from Nabolagshager AS realized a co-creation and design thinking workshop on the 4th of November 2020. The workshop was hosted digitally and used several co-creation platforms. The futures triangle was developed by UNESCO chair holder in Futures Studies and professor Sohail Inayatullah. You can find more about the futures thinking by Inayatullah here.
The organizers aimed to connect diverse public and private actors in Oslo, to learn a method to think about the future, and to create a base for future collaboration. Clara Reich explained that thinking about the future is essential when it comes to financial sustainability and to thinking about how a project will live on after funding. Rozina Spinnoy highlighted that the future triangle workshop provides a fruitful tool to engage with futures thinking and design thinking and can be relevant in placemaking processes. You can find Rozina's input here. The organizers wanted to experiment with how it could contribute to sparking dialogue and for placemaking practices.
Three cases were selected that linked to the PlaceCity project, the future of the Gamle Oslo district where the Oslo case is located, the future of schools in central Oslo which relates to Hersleb high school, and the future of meeting places as the Oslo case focusses on creating those.
The participants had valuable, innovative, and creative ideas. The feedback was greatly positive and the people participating enjoyed the possibility to learn the method with Rozina Spinnoy’s input.
Anja Bergersen skilfully created a safe space for networking which lead to new collaborations after the workshop.
Feel free to reach out to Anja, Rozina, and Clara if you have any questions.
Clara J. Reich