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The Studio (BE)

In May 2016 – in collaboration with BYRRRH & Skate, Congres, Entrakt, Superlab* –  OSMOS bid on the temporary use of a 22,000sqm former pharmaceutical plant almost in…

Destiny’s Child

Time needed: 90-120 minutes. Participants: 5-8 per group. Materials  Pencils (1 per participant) Rubbers / erasers (1 per table) A5 post-cards on 300gsm paper (~3…

Studio C_____

During the Studio Workshop 2, we were trying to define the overall visual identity and some of the communication language for the Studio.  We decided to…

Light Farm

The massive amount of double glazing windows that cities like Brussels discard every year has already sparked our RELUX. The LIGHT FARM takes the idea of…

RELUX

Design and development of a modular glass kiosque from reclaimed double glazing Circular economy is about avoiding waste, often by imagining ways that allow resources…

Studio workshop 2 (BE)

The Studio project has been running since July 2016 and the project partners have been slowly getting to know each other and find their place…

Project-Environment Canvas

Time needed: 1-3 hours, depending on the level of research. Participants: 4-8 people per group, depending on the complexity of the topic. Overview The ‘Project-Environment Canvas’ a simple…

Laurens Van der Cruyssen

Growing up in Brussels in one of Europe’s most culturally diverse neighbourhoods, between Dutch and French, the grandson of butchers and entrepreneurs who lived for…

Eric in Nottingham

Eric Haas reflects on a trip to Nottingham for the “Resilient and Sustainable Cities Symposium’ and to visit the Trent Basin. Mid December 2016 I…

Priming the global mindset

As part of The Studio (BE), we successful gained support from the King Baudouin foundation* with the Urban Ecology Centre and WAUW* to research techniques for…

Eric Haas

Eric is a dynamic thinker, has an entrepreneurial spirit and loves team development based on collective value.  He is a keen listener, a diplomatic facilitator and impassioned communicator: qualities that make…

Eva-Maria Stumpp

Eva-Maria is a researcher and spatial planner,  working mainly on the urban-regional level with expertise in governance processes.  She seeks to connect expert and local knowledge…

The dialectic

Time needed: 60-90 minutes, depending on the level of discussion. Participants: 4-8 people per group, depending on the complexity of the topic. The richest part of an…

Back to the future.

Time needed: 30-90 minutes, depending on the level of research. Participants: 4-8 people per group, depending on the complexity of the topic. Emotions are a significant driver…

Brussels Crown Barracks (BE)

OSMOS, helped Brussels University Alliance* – through support from the TURaS programme and partners Brussels Environment* and Bio Azul (ES)* – with their vision for the reconversion…

Diego Luna Quintanilla

Diego is a designer and urban planner with a sharp eye for the politics of space. What distinguishes ‘place’ from ‘space’ is an invisible socio-cultural veneer – making…

Elena Maccioni

Elena is an EU policy specialist focusing on how high level policy hits the ground. Governance and policy is a messy tool – especially at a…

Tsukei Aviv Park (IL)

Tel Aviv is an intriguing place.  An epicentre for creativity and innovation.  A fusion of cultures.  A liberal island in a country juggling tension on almost…

Liana Simmons

Liana is a great teacher.  Patient, direct, open, dynamic, warm spirited and acutely sensitive of group dynamics.  She is a compassionate facilitator with a strong…

Michael Kaethler

The focus of Michael’s work may come across as simple – what is or generates “meaning“.  Actually this is one of the fundamental driving factors behind…

Julia Hartmann

Julia bridges both an academic and practice sides of urban planning with experience across the world.  She draws on the capacity of residents to fashion their place –…

Why do we need Transversal Planning?

Urban regeneration projects are often a complex undertaking – complexity that people often take for granted. They often involve physical changes to buildings and neighbourhoods and related technical…

Urban Ecology Centre BXL

The Urban Ecology Centre BXL is a non-profit and community based organisation that is closely connected to OSMOS: in spirit and in practice. Where OSMOS…

Hélène Rillaerts

Hélène is an urban planner with a background in architecture and urban scale sustainability.  She has a strong interest in local managing stakeholders  and years of experience…

Jan Forsmark

Jan is a real believer getting one’s hands dirty.  Over the last four decades he has worked in education, agriculture, energy, vision making and now transition…

The Curatorial Method

Engagement of local actors and stakeholders in urban areas is increasingly considered a prime leverage point for transitions towards sustainability. In practice it is a field…

Stefan Doeblin

Stefan refers to himself as a ‘serial-entrepreneur’ who after many years leading businesses and projects in IT, communications and renewable energy is now  focusing on organic…

Sum of its parts

Time needed: ~1-1.5 hours. Participants: min 3-max 5 per group. The Solbosch university campus garden (Jardin des Semeurs) involved an experiment in designing a garden…

Clementina Gentile

Clementina is a user experience designer, art lover and a visual communicator.  She applies design skills to people’s needs, business goals and technology (in the broadest sense of…

Adrian Vickery Hill

Adrian is a researcher, designer and planner in the broadest sense.  He is interested in processes and tools for transversal planning: connecting economic, spatial and…

Stephan Kampelmann

Stephan is a social scientist with a PhD in economics. He has studied at the universities of Maastricht, Lille, Paris, Brussels and Berlin. He is…