Exploring the relations between humans and places.
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STUDIO

an interdisciplinary studio based in sweden 

 

Our work is open and experimental.

We are an organization, a network for creative makers, and a design thinking hub. We focus on collective learning and shared spaces.

We mix art and human centered design, we do research and transform places, we design workshops and events, products, services, methods and fictions to understand complexity and the world around us.

We create new worlds and play with people's minds.

 
 

VISION

We root ourselves in five values.
These help guide our decision-making processes and the direction of Connectors as a unit:

 
 

We believe in the power of collaboration

Collaborative commons is the way forward. Everybody has something to offer, and everybody has the capacity to use their skills for the common good.

We believe in making the most out of our resources

Nothing is more frustrating than excessive conferences with outrageous budgets. We like thrifty ideas and the upcycling culture.

We act global and think local

Sure, we’re based in a small city in the south of Sweden, but we’re not limited to Malmö. We’re made up of an international crowd in an uber- international city. Many of us hope to scale our ideas and projects from Malmö all over the globe and work remotely.

We believe in the human element

Solutions for society’s problems need to be based on people. Adopting a human-centered approach means we try our best to be real about what problems we try to tackle and create relevant solutions.

We work grassroots

The bottom-up approach is the most mature form of a democracy, especially when it’s supported hand-in-hand by the public and private sector.

 

URBAN DESIGN

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We have an interdisciplinary, human centered approach to urban design.

Both forces we perceive with different senses, have a strong impact on how places makes us feel and how they make us interact with each other.

We do research and create tools to help us understand and control all those those forces that change the way we feel in public spaces.

Public space is a complex shared place where different forces act together shaping human behaviour. There are visible forces like displays,  colors, signs and objects.

There are also invisible forces like services, atmospheres and dynamics.

 

ART

WORKING WITH THE RELATIONS BETWEEN HUMANS AND PLACES HAS TAKEN US TO USE ART AS A WAY TO SHARE OUR MOST ABSTRACT IDEAS AND REFLECTIONS. 

 

HOW DO HUMANS SHARE FEELINGS AND KNOWLEDGE IN A SHARED SPACE?

 

HOW IS THE INTERNET A PUBLIC SPACE?

 

HOW DOES THE GLOBALISATION OF PUBLIC SPACE LOOK LIKE?

 

 

PRESS

"This citizen-driven approach has been given an extra dimension through crowd-sourcing and become an antidote to hardcore modernist planning." The Guardian Cities

How to scientifically measure a co-working space to increase productivity Shareable
A glimpse into the future of city halls? The Guardian
Opening the First Crowdsourced Living Room Socia Hong Kong
Together they add color to the streets Sydsvenskan
How to create a space in 5 steps Shareable
One hundred Malmö residents are invited to develop the city 8till5
The World First Crowdsourced Living Room Opens in Sweden Skoll Foundation 
How do you develop a square? Sydsvenskan
Community self-determination StandNews Hong Kong
The citizens' living room Vårt Malmö
What's "Wasted"? Sydsvenskan
24hrs to make a town Skånska Dagbladet

COLLABORATIONS

The City of Malmö
Digital Bauhaus
European Union
Lund University
Region Skåne
Malmö University
Stpln
Böras Municipality
Disorder Collective
The Bird Factory
Dsruptive

2016 The Sten K Johnson Scholarship  
2015 Sparbanks Stiftelsen Skåne 
2014 City Mart / LLGA – Cities Pilot the Future

INFO
We are a non-profit organization
802474-6557

ADDRESS
Stapelbäddsgatan 3
211 19 Malmö, Sweden