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18 December 2019 17:00-19:30Openlab

You're invited to the next Share, Mingle & Inspire meetup: Placemaking! 

- Creating safe and attractive places,
with a 
bottom up approach -

How can a place be made safe, attractive and inclusive? Places to love and connect to, places that promotes happiness, health and well-being?

The concept of Placemaking is about developing, managing and marketing places, collaborating and involving local people and other stakeholders in creating better, safer and more attractive places.

Join us at Openlab for the next ‘Share, Mingle & Inspire’ and listen to short inspiring stories about how placemaking creates value and attraction in urban settings. You will meet inspiring speakers from different fields - companies, researchers, public sector officials and innovators - who will share their experiences in this topic!

Presentation format - ‘Five by five’

You might have heard about the PechaKucha presentation format. At ‘Share, Mingle and Inspire‘ we use a similar, speedy and efficient presentation format - five by five.

Every presenter will get five minutes and five slides to share their story and spark your interest. After the presentations there is time for questions, mingle and networking with speakers and attendees.

Openlab and Open Innovation

Openlab is a creative space that brings people together to find innovative solutions to challenges we face as a society. Our event series ‘Share, Mingle and Inspire’ is centred around open innovation and will give guidelines how to share. Openlab is in favour of open innovation because we believe business and innovation are going in that direction and that we are also forced by societal and technological change to do so. 

So, why not start with attending ‘Share Mingle and Inspire’ and be part of the movement and the Openlab community. You will get surprised how many people will support and share their experience with you and how it will profit your own goals.

Feeling lucky?

'Luck is where opportunity meets preparation.' Seneca

Every meetup will also have a lottery where you can win nice prices. As (quote of someone successful person): ‘Becoming successful you need also a bit of luck!’

Join us here! 

Please send an email to if you want to be one of the presenters and share your story about Placemaking!

Share, Mingle & Inspire!

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All you need to know

The event takes places at Openlab, one floor up from the enterance level. We start with the presentations, after which there will be plenty of time for a mingle with all the participants. Snacks and refreshments will be provided.

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Mats Segerström
Future Place Leadership

Mats Segerström is Business and Innovation Adviser at Future Place Leadership, a Stockholm based Nordic management consultancy specialising in the development, innovation and marketing of places.

At Share, Mingle & Inspire Mats will talk about Placemaking in the Nordics, A Nordic innovation and co-creation project.

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Karin Bruce

Karin will focus her talk on shaping a better, safer and more attractive city through meetings that normally do not take place

Karin Bruce

Karin Bruce is the executive at LärOlika, which creates unique meetings and conversations between people who work in the same city - but in different worlds.

LärOlika gives people the opportunity to develop their own leadership, get to know new people and think new. This leads to more curious people who value and benefit from differences.

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Johan Hammarlund
Kairos future

Johan Hammarlund, Collaborative Foresight Advisor at Kairos Future, will share insights from their newly launched project in Vivalla together with Örebrobostäder – Vivalla Ungdomsparlament. The Project is about agency for youth to influence their living environment in order to increase safety, security and participation through physical and digital engagement.

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Anna Lebisch

Anna Lebisch is a landscape architect and artist and part of Landskapslaget, one of the largest independent landscape architecture firms in Sweden. 

Annas presentation will focus on how we can bring life and meaning to a space temporarily while it is being planned for new housing, and how children, whom the project will affect, can be involved in the design process.

Anna Lebisch

Anna is a landscape architect and artist, who works within the fields of architecture and public art. She is part of Landskapslaget and have experience of urban planning, landscape and streetscape design and art commissions for public space. She is interested in the social potential for all kind of public space and is driven by collaborative and creative processes to unearth and develop ideas which exist between the imaginative and the lived. Landskapslaget is one of the largest independent landscape architecture firms in Sweden. Utilizing a broad knowledge base of different design specialties, they work within a variety of environments. Their philosophy is creating quality environments where physical form meshes naturally with social activity.  Together they make a strong team that sets creative processes in motion. By doing this they discover interesting and functional design and planning solutions that result in the creation of attractive living environments.

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Mathias Holmberg

Mathias Holmberg at Miman will share his perspective of why culture and art is a key to collaboration and in turn to sustainable places.

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Openlab Stockholm@openlabsthlm@openlabsthlm

Openlab is a creative centre that provides opportunities for finding solutions to challenges in society. In cooperation with our partners and other actors, we create proposals for innovative solutions for the Stockholm region. We do this across the lines between different disciplines and professions.