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This space is home to all the great news about my social design residency at Baltan Laboratories to carry on research in sustainable consumerism and eventual reuse of textile and clothing (writes Viviana).
Eindhoven city in the Netherlands is home to a diverse creative community, and it is here where Baltan Laboratories has its quarters. Right at the birthplace of once Philips' Physics Laboratory established in 1923, Gilles Holst, then director of the lab, had welcomed renowned scientists such as Albert Einstein.
Today, the lab is a flexible collaborative platform where future thinking takes place by boosting research, mainly but not limited, in technology, the arts and social design throughout all activities. These projects translate into investigation for further development and promotion of the laboratory concept via practices on a local and international level, as every year as part of Dutch Design Week.
It is at this address, at Kastanjelaan 500 in Strijp area, a symbol of the city’s successful transformation, where my laptop will be from September to the following four months thanks to the organisation taking my proposal on board. You are all welcome to visit, share a drink, and exchange ideas and feedback for dialogue to build a better future.
I may achieve differently than Albert Einstein and not be the one who'll find the cure for Covid-19, yet to say the least, I am thankful for this opportunity to join our voices together and make a difference.
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