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Creative pop-up / co-working/learning Platform

A lot of inspirations have one thing in common: space. What if there was a platform making all those valuable approaches in your neighborhood transparent?

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Notice: I did not find all the inspirations I built upon in the first step but I will update gradually.

When I went through the inspirations in the course of the challenge, I noticed that there were a lot of good impulses already. Many of them are ready-to-use concepts and more or less easily applicable in your city or neighborhood. Often all it needs is space, some people that care & contribute and good will.We have seen it in the inspiration with the pop-up learning festival (I couldn't find it anymore). People are keen to pass on their knowledge and to contribute.

What would it take to make that information packed in 1112 inspirations more accessible?

Maybe a platform might help with parents, teachers, principals, schools and education responsibles as target group. They would be informed about all that wonderful activities that are just happening already. In addition of showing what is going on in your city, the platform is also about sharing and discussing best practice and know how around fostering children's creativity. It might also serve as space exchange as in the somewhere to ____________ inspiration. Companies or any other institutions (schools?) could contribute free space for those who are interested in establishing a new format. And what if crowdfunding would round up the platform: promising ideas get supported by the parents that want those ideas become reality.

Creative ambassadors are the multipliers and those who take care of different creative happenings - those taking action. These are people who have already established a format that fosters creative confidence or people that are willing to do so. Anyhow, on the platform they could easily inform public about their offer or get inspiration to start their creative format. If they need space they might benefit from companies, schools or other institutions that are willing to provide free and unused space. They certainly benefit from discussions and information on the platform and maybe a "creative toolkit" could give another impulse (to be defined what it contains). New ideas might start as one-time pop up events (prototype), evolving to regular formats (maybe monthly) and finally developing to well known and established offers (with a real business around). Finally, maybe crowd-funding à la kickstarter might give promising concpets that extra boost (in form of €$€$€$) to take off?!

In this challenge, we want to create ideas with young people, not for them. Outline how you’re planning to involve young people or other end-users (parents, teachers, etc) in designing, iterating or testing your idea during the Ideas phase.

Actually I think that the target group (both, platform users as well as young people) serves as indicator for whether a concept, format or offer is good, valuable and worth to follow or not.

How might you envision your idea spreading across geographies or cultures so that it inspires young people around the world to cultivate their creative confidence?

The online platform is accessible by anyone with internet. As with all platforms, mobilizing a critical mass is one major challenge. The more people use it, the more concepts will be created, shared and implemented.

What skills, input or guidance would you like to receive from the OpenIDEO community to help you build out or refine your idea further?

Consider the idea as impulse that I wanted to share with the community. There are some fuzzy ends: finalizing the concept and target group, defining platform requirements, having a look at financial considerations & marketing, liability & legal questions, ... The idea would certainly benefit from general refinement and further opinions. I have mixed a lot of inspirations in that idea. Maybe sorting out a few and setting a clear focus would help further. Also, would it make sense to define basic prerequisits for adding a concept on the platform or is it better to leave it open?


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Hi Stephan.
I enjoyed collaborating on you with this project and I think it is a great resource. One of my concepts was shortlisted, "Calling all Tripsters" and I would have loved to have your idea as a reality because it could be a research tool for fun things to do on my HipTrips!
I would love to have you collaborate for my concept as well. I need feedback and ideas on how to push the concept forward. What would make a HipTrip tour have that edge? that quality that would make you want to go again? I also need marketing ideas. I checked out your twitter. You are full of ideas and resources. I would love to tap into that. Have a look. Thanks.

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Hey Bettina,

I really like your idea and will switch over with my next comments to your idea space. There is great content and comments to go through but I will certainly come up with feedback. I whished I had such an offer when I was in school / student ... and this will be exactly my starting point of thinking. Hear you soon. Regards from Vienna
PS: glad you like my twitter feed :-)

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Happy to hear from you Stephan! I did like you twitter and I am looking forward to your feedback and ideas!

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