BORNHOLM: SHOWING THE WAY
Green energy, waste management and the first island to be named a World Craft Region are just some of the traits that place Bornholm in a position to take the lead and show how a self sustained community can develop in a holistic and sustainable way.
Therefore, based on examples from the island, Exploring Bornholm offers customized seminars to decision makers and leadership groups in which the aim is to share insightful knowledge on how to create sustainable urban transformations.
We use our “What If? 2030” model
The model is basically designed to free the collective imagination of a group of people (could be from companies, institutions, organizations, and public sector). As a wrap up we will imagine and paint a joint picture of how the city could ideally look like in the future year of 2030. From there we work backwards, identifying barriers to overcome and actions to take to reach the “dream” future of the city.
The “What If?” model is an efficient way to unleash people`s fantasy and get constructive debate about the need for a future sustainable city. The model can be used by any organization to co-create the future we want – for a sector, a city, an organization etc. Instead of focusing on current challenges, tensions, different interests etc. which often takes over the discussion when working with multi-stakeholder initiatives and partnerships, the “What If?” approach focuses on joint goals and visions – which makes the spirit and foundation for any collaboration much more positive, constructive, and creative.
Bo Christiansen, founder of Scaledenmark has earned a strong reputation for his passion and commitment to communicate how Copenhagen has undergone a sustainable transformation and delivered true economic, environmental and social impact. After publishing the book Exploring Copenhagen and establishing the boutique style reflection tour sessions as recognisable resources for understanding sustainable development, he now takes on the challenge on conveying Exploring Bornholm as a source of inspiration for urban strategies that dwell on the implementation of cleaner, healthier and greener societies.
After facing numerous economic challenges, Bornholm is a viable example of how an entire community can rethink itself, adapt, transform and nonetheless include innovation as a strategy of survival. Today, the island has become a living lab that is taking the lead and showing how green visions can become reality.
Hence, with a successful precedent set by the island, Exploring Bornholm is a Boutique Style Consultancy that offers customized seminars to decision makers and leadership groups in which the aim is to share insightful knowledge on how to create sustainable urban transformations.
The Sustainable Design Mediator
Asami Ikeda started her career as a colour scape consultant in Japan. After working for six years, she moved to Denmark and achieved a master’s degree in Urban Design specialising in Urban Architecture at Aalborg University. During the master’s course, she experienced an internship in York, England. After graduation, she also worked for an urban design company in Denmark. Her international profile gives her cross-culture skills between Japan and Denmark, as well as collaboration and presentation skills.
She already built a collaboration between Danish and Japanese universities (Aalborg University and Yokohama City University). The international mobility HUB research project between the universities is supported by The ‘Danish Ministry of Science’s International Network Programme (INP)’
From the mobility perspective, she recognises Bornholm as a part of networks. Therefore, she is curious about how each sustainable project in Bornholm connects with each other, and how Bornholm affects other parts of the world and vice versa.
Tina-Henriette Kristiansen is Ph.D. Fellow in Augmented Reality in Architecture and Teaching associate professor. She holds a Master Degree in architecture from The School of Architecture, Aarhus, Denmark. Tina-Henriette has worked with NASA, Johnson Space Center, USA trough 20 years and is an experienced designer and researcher on Space architecture, specialising on Mars habitations.
Tina-Henriette has been head of multiple teaching-programs, Workshops and professional study trips working with Space and has been working in multiple universities around the world.
She believes that when working with Space you always have to think in closed circular loops – nothing can be added when on Mars and nothing vanish in the thin air. You have to think of where everthing is ending, and that’s what we will do on Bornholm.