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.
Hybrid Diplomacy designates the combining of traditional diplomacy and innovative diplomacy. Hybrid Diplomacy includes the collaboration between state and non-state actors in a network diplomacy that involves next to traditional diplomats and governments, also civil society and NGOs, businesses, international organizations, and other players. Hybrid Diplomacy addresses also the multiple hybridizations in the diplomatic field, including diplomatic practices that combine communication in physical space and social media, that deal with crossover issues, and that mediate in the interaction fields of different cultures.
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.
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.
An interdisciplinary lab focussing on co-curating the city as well as the transformations of the role of the curator.
Hybrid Health focuses on innovative health solutions that combine the physical and the digital.
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.
From “Smart Citizen” to “Smart City Governance”
MOBILITY+ extends the theme of mobility into urban service design, smart tourism, smart retail, smart & healthy city
Embassy Lab is a laboratory and a prototype for experimenting with future functions of the 27 Dutch Embassies in the European Union