Of course they will! Why shouldn’t they? After all, what prevails at the end of the day is our human spirit and the hard-wiring of the human brain. Whether you’re a minister, an ambassador, a governor, or a highly decorated scientist, you’re still part of the homo sapiens. And formats that aim at this quality […]Full story »
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We are back online! Finally! Yes, our website got badly hacked and abused, so we had to take it offline for security reasons. And it has been a not-so-fun experience to get everything cleaned out what criminal energies implanted and re-establish our own site. Thanks for bearing with us! We learned our part and will be more cautious in the future…
In close collaboration with the International Labour Organisation ILO, the Delegation of the Flanders and the National Treasury, Marc Steinlin from I-P-K has developed a Knowledge Sharing Platform for a multi-stakeholder exchange event, held on 30 July 2014 at the Freedom Park in Pretoria. In the movie below some impressions…Full story »
In May 2013, we developed a participatory methodology to engage communities in co-design processes. How can communities themselves engage with experts and designers to create innovative solutions, that are tailored to their ideas, expectations and needs? The method is now being rolled out over the entire city of Cape Town. And it is featured in […]Full story »
Designing and facilitating the Conference on Accountable Governance in Africa of GIZ’s Sector Network on Good Governance was a magnificant experience! We had a team of innovative minds, which embarked on us on a truly adventurous conference journey. The preparation process was a unique piece of collaboration and mutual inspiration and learning, and the outcome […]Full story »
We enjoyed facilitating a fantastic weekend workshop on 24 and 25 August 2013. Â The focus of these two days was on the topic of early childhood development [ECD] and took place at the Enkululekweni Wellness Centre in Khayelitsha. The event was organised by the Cape Town Design NetworkÂ and Cape Town Partnership, and the NPO’s Ikamva […]Full story »
We love observing how communities re-imagine their common spaces through innovative design methods. I-P-K, on behalf of The City Â successfully facilitated pilot community co-design workshops in Mitchells Plain, Hanover Park, Durbanville and the Bo-Kaap during June 2013. Â Read more about it here:Â All systems go for Cape Town World Design Capital 2014Â and see us in […]Full story »
Surfacing and working with diversity is an important aspect of our practice at I-P-K – we believe that diversity is a force that should be made visible and thereby amplified rather than oppressed in the hope of enforcing a streamlined collective identity. Hand in hand with this also comes the realization that searching for common […]Full story »
The desire for a meeting to create innovative responses is huge – very often we hear: “we must come up with new, innovative ideas and responses to our questions and problems! Can you make it happen?”. That’s an excellent question: can we intentionally be innovative at a particular moment? We often experience that people in […]Full story »
We’ve been wondering lately how we could further improve our practice in the Emergence Phase of group processes, thereby also capatilising on this central moment in a change process for improved impact. When designing the sequence of work steps of any change process, we usually follow an overall “Divergence â€“ Emergence â€“ Convergenceâ€ pattern. This […]Full story »
Several clients recently asked me to explain how exactly our approach would be different from more conventional approaches to change events, workshops and facilitation. How can I simply describe what we do and what we don’t do? Interestingly one of them send me notes from a preparatory discussion around an event we were about to […]Full story »