#Diplomacy Lab

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

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Diplomacy Lab

The workshop creates an inspirational space to speculate on possible diplomacy applications by projecting onto diplomacy innovative digital solutions from numerous fields.

City Making Lab

City Making Lab is a series of programs focusing on digitalization and the city. City Making Lab is a co-operation between Hybrid Space Lab and Alexander von Humboldt Institute for Internet and Society (HIIG). City Making Lab investigates ongoing developments at the intersection of cities and digital technology, engaging with urban mobility and public space, new patterns of space utilization for living and working, circular city, climate adaptation and healthy cities.

Lectures, Discussions, @ Alexander von Humboldt Institute for Internet and Society, Berlin, 2019-2020

Water Conscious Fashion

Water is the necessary resource for life. Human settlements have always been dependent upon access to clean water and its relative scarcity ‚Äď freshwater makes up only 2.5% of water available on the earth ‚Äď has awarded it the name ‚Äėblue gold‚Äô. If world population increases as expected, hitting the 9 billions threshold by 2050, will water resources be sufficient?

Embassay Lab Water Conscious Fashion, @ Neonyt, Kraftwerk Berlin, 16 January 2019

GR√úNtopia

We are very honored that¬†Renate K√ľnast, politician for the B√ľndnis 90/Die Gr√ľnen¬†and Member of German Parliament is opening¬†Embassy Lab¬†GR√úNtopia.
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

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.

Lectures & Workshop @ Un-Conference Ministry of Foreign Affairs, The Hague, 2 February 2018

Hybrid Diplomacy

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.

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.

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.

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.

Global Challenges Smart Solutions

Highly innovative, creative and pragmatic Dutch approach to develop technology solutions for global challenges at the Hannover Messe 2014.

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.

Velo

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

Hybrid Health

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

Co-Operative

Embassy Lab Co-Operative was a one-day program for the Berlin visit of the Dutch Minister of the Interior and Kingdom Relations, Ronald Plasterk, February 23rd 2015.
Next to his meeting with the German Federal Minister for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety, Barbara Hendricks, Minister Ronald Plasterk visited Berlin urban initiatives, cooperatives and participation movements to discuss them the potential of urban co creation.

Discussions & Visits@ Embassy Lab Co-Operative, Berlin, 23 February 2015

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.

 

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.

Happy Health

The interaction between physical and digital communities, concentrating on knowledge and behaviour in relation to health.

Mobility+

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

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.

news

Hybrid Space Lab @ Progressive Governance Summit 2022

Hybrid Space Lab is participating in the Progressive Governance Summit 2022 by the Progressive Zentrum on progressive politics.

Participation Summit Joining Forces @ Progressive Governance Summit 2022, Berlin, 13 October 2022

Crossover @ Public Diplomacy Magazine

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

Article @ Public Diplomacy Magazine, University of California, 7 June 2019

Diplomacy Lab Cross-Over @ Diplomacy Camp

Issues like disinformation, AI and the civic impact of digital technology have only become more contentious, particularly in Europe, Brexit on the horizon, European elections looming, the rise of China as a technological superpower and continuing security challenges on the continent’s eastern and southern flanks, Europe’s diplomats need to grasp the opportunities and threats of digital technology now, more than ever.

Lecture & Workshop, @ Permanent Representation of the Kingdom of the Netherlands to the European Union, Brussels, 7 February 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.

Publication @ Fraulein Magazine, Deutschland, 15 January 2019

Riga Readings @ Advanced Social and Political Research Institute

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.

Lecture, @ Advanced Social and Political Research Institute, University of Latvia, 22-23 November 2018

Embassy Lab @ Tagesspiegel

The ‚ÄúGardens of the Diaspora‚ÄĚ in the W. Michael Blumenthal Academy are a possible answer to this question: When the natural spaces in the city go back, nature gets into the rooms. The Diaspora gardens are one of many examples the book ‚ÄúGarden City: Supergreen Buildings, Urban Skyscapes, and the New Planted Space‚ÄĚ. It was edited by¬†Anna Yudina, member of the cooperative A 10 New European Architecture.
Among other international experts, she was invited to attend the ‚ÄúEmbassy Lab GREEN TOPIA‚ÄĚ at the Dutch Embassy, where¬†Elizabeth Sikiaridi¬†and¬†Frans Vogelaar¬†of Hybrid Space Lab invited to the event, which is part of the international festival ‚ÄúMakeCity‚ÄĚ.

Publication @ Der Tagesspiegel, Berlin, 23 June 2018

Renate K√ľnast @ Embassy Lab GR√úNtopia

We are very¬†honored that¬†Renate K√ľnast, politician for the B√ľndnis 90/Die Gr√ľnen¬†and Member of the German Parliament is opening¬†Embassy Lab¬†GR√úNtopia.
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.


Lectures & Discussions @ Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, Berlin, 22 June 2018

Digital Diplomacy Un-Conference @ Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands

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.

The Hague Digital Diplomacy Camp 2018 Un-Conference, @ Ministry of Foreign Affairs, The Hague, 2 February 2018

Urban Lab @ Metropolitan Solutions

In the Dutch Urban Lab the Dutch Embassy in Berlin showcases in cooperation with Hybrid Space Lab and the City of Amsterdam the “Dutch Approach” on urban challenges.

Public Program @ Dutch Urban Lab, Metropolitan Solutions, Smart City Governance, CityCube, Berlin, 21 & 22 May 2015