#Diplomacy Lab

is a prototype for experimenting with future functions of diplomacy in the age of EUization, globalization and digitalization.

news

Crossover @ Public Diplomacy Magazine

Article “Creative Crossovers: Negotiating Past and Future” in the University of Southern California Public Diplomacy Magazine issue summer 2019.

Water Consious Fashion @ Fraulein

An initiative of the Hybrid Space Lab, in cooperation with the Neonyt Fair and the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Berlin.

Diplomacy Lab Cross-Over @ Diplomacy Camp

Since the first edition of Diplomacy Camp issues like disinformation, AI and the civic impact of digital technology have only become more contentious, particularly in Europe. Lecture, Workshop 7 February 2019 @ Diplomacy Camp Brussels Diplomacy Lab "Since the first edition of Diplomacy Camp issues like disinformation, AI and the civic impact of digital technology [...]

Riga Readings Social Sciences

Hybrid Diplomacy: How to integrate digital and creative innovation in diplomatic processes.
AR/VRxIoT+AI+? = Hybrid Space
The combination of physical and media space, of local place and digital networks, is coined Hybrid Space. Space today is transformed by technologies such as Augmented Reality (AR), Virtual Reality (VR) or Mixed Reality, becoming increasingly hybrid.

Embassy Lab @ GRÜNtopia Tagesspiegel

The paved courtyard of the Dutch Embassy in Berlin has been turned into a "Pop up Park" just in time for the start of "MakeCity", clearly demonstrating how easy it can be to green the city. Article Sabine Holper Sunday 23 June 2018 @ Der Tagesspiegel Berlin Cities Becoming Greener In the Jewish Museum you [...]

Embassy Lab GRÜNtopia

We are very honored that Renate Künast, politician for the Bündnis 90/Die Grünen and Member of the German Parliament is opening Embassy Lab GRÜNtopia.
Green spaces are essential for the quality of life, wellbeing, and health of urban populations. Today, the focus on and interest in green urban spaces is increasing thanks to initiatives working toward Healthy Cities, environmental justice, food security, and strengthening local communities.

Digital Diplomacy Un-Conference

Fast-paced advances in technology are creating diffuse and volatile conditions in which international actors operate. Disruptive innovations such as machine learning and big data analytics are changing governments, NGOs, the media, businesses, and in some cases entire industries. New and unexpected players entering the field are putting pressure on the traditional division of roles between politics, business, journalism and civil society. And this is just the beginning: developments like artificial intelligence and blockchain technology are only just starting to have an impact.

projects

Embassy Lab

Embassy Lab is a laboratory and a prototype for experimenting with future functions of the 27 Dutch Embassies in the European Union. Embassy Lab is a prototype for experimenting with future functions of embassies in the current age of EUization, globalization and digitalization.

Mobility+

Mobility+ extends the theme of mobility into urban service design, smart tourism, smart retail, smart & healthy city

Smart City Governance

From “Smart Citizen” to “Smart City Governance”

How can we co-create the Smart City?
The program addresses Smart City Governance as an interactive process and provides networking opportunities between the different actors involved in urban transformation.
The complexity of urban systems demands the involvement of different stakeholders at a very early stage, in order to identify the challenges and define objectives.

CRISIS design

Prototyping an open source toolkit for CRISIS design, design addressing sudden or unpredictable changes in climate and social conditions and dealing with migration and mobility as an effect of globalisation, unrest or war.

How can we cope with the increasing challenges associated with climate migration and migration due to humanitarian disasters?
CRISIS design innovates in/for situations of upheaval and for communities in need of new infrastructures for everyday life.
It showcases environmental and sustainable projects for unpredictable changes in climates, and/or dealing with migration and mobility as an effect of globalisation and political unrest.

CRISIS design innovates in/for situations of upheaval and for communities in need of new infrastructures for everyday life.
Permacrisis takes its cue from permaculture (sustainable agricultural ecosystems), and uses the ironic-hyperbolic prefix perma, meaning state of exception.

Hybrid Health

Hybrid Health focuses on innovative health solutions that combine the physical and the digital.

Velo

Sustainable and innovative cycling traffic resources and knowledge exchange between the cities of Amsterdam and Berlin.

Circular Economy

Circular Economy encompasses technical as well as biological cycles and has as a goal to keep materials and products at their highest utility and value during the whole up-cycling process.

Co-Curating the City

Embassy Lab Co-Curating the City researches the potential of curating as co-creating with the public as well as the transformations of the role of the expert curator.

Today one can easily access culture as well as purchase goods and services from anywhere, just with a finger-swipe. Digital technology expands the physical dimension of shops and exhibition spaces into the virtual realm. Contemporary developments, like Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality, further fuse the physical and the digital into a hybrid experience.

Future Diplomacy

Embassy Lab Future Diplomacy brings together experts from the Harvard J. F. Kennedy School of Government, the Académie Diplomatique Internationale in Paris, Global Diplomacy Lab, the German Federal Office, the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs, international diplomats, creative professionals, and other experts.

SHAReCONOMY

Supported by digital technology, we are experiencing a shift in economic transactions and thus social relationships. Access to goods is replacing ownership. Traditional commodity producers are transforming into services providers. Community-based online services provide information, enabling the optimization of resources and facilitating peer-to-peer transactions.Sharing Economy is a common notion describing this ongoing fundamental transformation of our economies and societies, other terms being Collaborative Consumption, Peer-to-Peer Economy, Access Economy or On-Demand Economy.