cNEXT: Oproep voor deelname aan calls

cNEXT open innovation lab for society biedt in een veilige en inspirerende omgeving alle ruimte aan iedereen die wil meedenken, -werken en bijdragen aan oplossingen voor grote en kleine vraagstukken, waar we lokaal en globaal mee worden geconfronteerd.

Dankzij het In Residence programma fungeert cNEXT ook als multidisciplinair laboratorium, waar bezoekers samen met teams van studenten en ontwerpers werken aan innovatief (product-)design. 

De teams werken ieder aan een eigen ontwerpopdracht, een “cNEXT Call”. Deze wordt gerealiseerd in een periode van enkele weken tot maanden, sluit aan bij de criteria die gesteld worden vanuit de opleiding en wordt vanuit Cube design museum, Continium discovery center of Columbus earth center begeleid door deskundigen op het gebied van design thinking en design. De resultaten vormen een permanent onderdeel van de museum collectie, zowel fysiek als digitaal. Kortom: het design-proces en het eindresultaat blijven zichtbaar voor de museumbezoekers.

Hieronder vind je de nieuwe calls voor 2020/2021. 
Heb je zelf een beter idee? Er is ook een Open Call.

Een unieke werkomgeving met veel afwisseling in contacten en werkzaamheden. Leren tijdens hechte samenwerking in een leuk team.

Tessa Brunner

Deelnemer cNEXT In Residence Programme 2015

De cNEXT Calls voor 2020/2021

Studenten gezocht!

cNEXT is voor deze teams doorlopend op zoek naar ambitieuze ontwerpers en studenten, met interesse in design thinking. Meer weten? Lees verder voor de lopende calls en meld je aan voor een de aankomende calls! 

Design for a Changing Society

We may not always be aware of it, but society is changing all the time. Climate change, population ageing, and technological innovations are just a few examples of global developments that slowly but surely affect our everyday lives. It is only through sudden disruptions like the COVID-19 pandemic that we all feel the urge to reconsider how our society works. Through this crisis, we have learned how much we depend on social connections and that digital technology cannot (yet) replace physical contacts.

In our everyday lives, occupied by our daily responsibilities and to do-lists, we easily tend to forget about those people in society who are more vulnerable to change and less connected. Life expectancy is on the rise, we want to live an independent lifestyle for as long as possible, and more and more people are living alone in this individualistic society.

How can we learn from the current social limitations that we face as a consequence of the COVID-19 pandemic and design for new ways to create meaningful connections?

(Re)design Death

Some may chose to ignore the fact that they will die, but in this world nothing is certain, except death. Regardless of religion, ethnicity or economic status, human life is impermanent.

Fear of death and dying can have a strong impact on our lives. Ignoring and denying this fear means we are unprepared when we or our loved ones reach life’s end. Being able to talk about death can make a big difference in reducing fear of death and accepting death as part of life.

The way in which we deal with death and death rituals is partly determined by culture, religion, morals or the way we live; but also the spirit of times plays an important role. This call aims to break the taboo by talking to the visitors of Cube's exhibition Re/Design Death and other stakeholders about questions of mortality and immortality. Together with participants from different backgrounds you will work on 'design for death': design that aims to create awareness and stimulate dialogue.

Waste?

We are facing various challenges regarding the (expected) scarcity of raw materials and the impact of their use on our environment. At the same time, we see that from a circular approach, waste and residual flows increasingly form a basis for new innovative materials. The challenge in this call lies in exploring possibilities and designing new products /applications based on new materials that can be developed from waste and residual flows.

cNEXT is a partners in an EU project based on the above-mentioned challenge. This project attempts to come up with new, innovative and circular solutions in collaboration with research environments such as CHILL (Chemelot Innovation and Learning Labs) on the Brightlands Chemelot Campus in Sittard-Geleen and different SMEs.

Open Call

If you have an exciting idea or have spotted a unique challenge or issue and are looking for an internship, a graduation project, or a temporary project, please contact us!