Research + Scenarios + Action + Strategies
To explore and enjoy the uncertainties of our future, we need to envision more desirable, shared and inclusive futures. This is why the Studio’s projects are always research-based, critical and collaborative, involving stakeholders and experts alike, and connecting both to the local and the global scale. This is done through mapping the current perspectives and experiences, generating pathways for the future transformation, creating explorative visualisation of how the place can look like following the values of the community, and devising a step by step spatial transformation approach that guides decision-making in the near- and long-term future.
Strategies + Scenarios
Exploratory research envisioning future transformation of a place and a community. Alternative scenarios that make it possible to compare the possible strategic approaches towards the reaching the transformative goals. Many futures are possible, but which ones are possible, plausible, and most importantly - preferable. The scenario design brings in a visual way the answer to 'what if?' questions that can unlock a spatial decision-making process.
Based on the chosen strategic approach, a strategy design of the tactical and specific steps of the transformative process.
Research & Engagement
Spatial transformation is a complex process situated between multiple systems and actors. This scan of the place in relation to the transformative goals, maps out in a concrete way how the organisation and its community relate to and perceive the site. How far is the place in its journey towards transformation, what has been tried, who are the key stakeholders, what physical qualities and conditions. Resulting in a visual report identifying the challenges, opportunities and cross over that should be addressed in the site's (future) development.
Transforming a place inevitably affects its people. Likewise, the people can add much to the development of a place. For this it is crucial to formulate a role for the community in the process that fits their values, needs and capacities. Think about time, and duration of stay, as well as social and spatial needs of people. Understanding the community and its values, can help find a fitting approach and role for them in the transformation of the place.
Resulting in a tool or strategy of community engagement that falls naturally with the conditions of the place and the needs of the community.