Designing Real-life Experiments for (Festival) Living Labs
Friday 22 September
15:45 -15:50 Walkin
15:50-16:05 Welcome & Introduction: Experimentation for Sustainable Innovation at Festivals (presentation by Aranka Dijkstra)
- Explaining how festivals can be seen as temporary mini-societies that make it interesting to test and experiment with sustainable innovations.
- Introducing how the InnoQuarter project has led to The Festival Experimentation Guide.
- Brief introduction of the Festival Experimentation Canvas that summarizes the ten building blocks that make up a festival experiment.
- Short Q&A
16:05-16:35 Festival Experimentation Pressure Cooker (live in little groups working with the FEG canvas printed on a large poster)
- We will introduce a workshop case that participants will use to fill in the canvas: the canvas will be partly pre-filled based on this case to get the participants kickstarted (Building Blocks 1-3).
- In little groups, participants will interactively fill in the Festival Experimentation Canvas through some supportive questions of the host.
16:35-16:45 After 30 minutes of filling in; we will come back together and briefly present the outcomes (depending on group sizes all or only a couple).
- [Depending on case:] We will end the exercise by showing a movie or pictures from the real-life implementation of the case.
16:45-17:15 Collective reflection (group conversation and/or using MentiMeter)
- How did you experience using the canvas?
- What (new) opportunities do you see for experimentation at your festival?
Festival experimentation - NHL Stenden University of Applied Sciences
Aranka DijkstraFestival experimentation - NHL Stenden University of Applied Sciences
Aranka Dijkstra aims to accelerate sustainable transitions through implementing real-life experiments and interdisciplinary collaborations. Since 2014, she has been guiding students and entrepreneurs in designing and implementing experiments in various urban- and festival living labs. Aranka started as a student assistant from the TU Delft Valorisation Centre and later from the LDE Centre for Sustainability in the European Interreg North Sea Region project Inno-Quarter. In 2018, she expanded her focus to experimentation on a broader scale and joined the AMS Institute, renowned for its urban living lab approach. Despite this, Aranka maintains a strong connection to festival experimentation and aims to spread her knowledge and experience with festival experimentation through the Festival Experimentation Guide, created in collaboration with Marije and with the support of NHL Stenden University of Applied Sciences. The guide is meant to inform, inspire, and support anyone interested in using festivals as a place for experimentation.
Festival Experimentation Guide co-creator
Marije BoonstraFestival Experimentation Guide co-creator
Through her fascination for celebrations of arts and culture, Marije Boonstra explored festivals from a variety of perspectives - as a musician, organizer, volunteer, visitor, and researcher. In 2019, Marije joined the professorship of open innovation as a researcher and became involved with the Inno-Quarter project, which demonstrated how festivals can serve as playgrounds and test beds for innovation. Her multidisciplinary background in social and cultural sciences, coupled with her experience in guiding students in setting up experiments, primes her to assist start-ups, students, and other innovators in enhancing their experimentation skills. Through Inno-Quarter, Marije has teamed up with Aranka to create the practical Festival Experimentation Guide to aid creators in their quest to become better experimenters.
Professor of applied sciences and chair of the open innovation research group at NHL Stenden University of Applied Sciences in Leeuwarden, The Netherlands
Peter JooreProfessor of applied sciences and chair of the open innovation research group at NHL Stenden University of Applied Sciences in Leeuwarden, The Netherlands
Peter Joore has dedicated his research to exploring the relationship between incremental product innovations and long-term societal transition processes. Peter is chair of the Network of Applied Design Research (NADR) the Dutch national platform for designers and researchers focusing on applied design research. Unifying theme is the methodological approach of combining design and research, in any possible variation. Peter has initiated a broad range of innovative research and innovation projects, including multidisciplinary programs like the Future Design Factory and the master Design Driven Innovation. With an Industrial Design Engineering background, Peter has elaborate career experience in industry, whereas he also holds a PhD from Delft University of Technology, where he is still a visiting researcher at the Design for Sustainability group at the Industrial Design Engineering faculty. Peters main aim is always the realization of a smart, sustainable, and inclusive society through the implementation of concrete new initiatives.