It is one of my greatest passions to give lectures, talks or workshops about ‘How To Create a Relevant Public Space’ and the importance of ‘The Butterfly Principles of Design For Programmability’ in the development process.
Below you find a list of upcoming and past events.
If you’re interested in having me give a presentation, don’t hesitate to call or send me an email.
SWITCH2019 Conference in Penrith (Australia)
At the annual SWITCH conference of NSW Public Libraries Association I will be a keynote speaker on the relevancy of third places for all and ‘the how to transform’ libraries into including public spaces. More details will follow.
CILIP Conference 2019 Manchester
During my lecture at CILIP Conference I will talk about my recent research that shows the changing social role of libraries. I’ll offer a new perspective for British librarians and show how they can transform their libraries into 3RD4ALL.
10. Kulturpolitischer Bundeskongress Berlin
Homes through culture. What do third places offer? At the Kulturpolitischer Bundeskongress in Berlijn (DE) I join a panel discussion on this topic with Hanne Bangert and Catrin Boß.
NOKU konferanse in Bodø
For members of the Norsk Kulturforum (Norwegian Culture Forum) I will give a lecture about the relevancy of inclusive (public) spaces and the 5 key elements of a succesfull third place.
Denkfest 2019 – Vom ICH zum WIR!?
How does the digital age influence art & culture, that is the theme of the Denkfest 2019 Congress. Together with Dr. Bernd Schmid-Ruhe we are leading the session “Von Menschen und Medien – ein dritter Ort für die Stadt”.
50 years of City Library Biberach
Medien- und Informationszentrum Stadtbücherei Biberach celebrates its 50th anniversary! It’s a great honor to be a speaker at the event for the mayor, councilors and public. Theme: the library as a 3rd place and the importance for urban development.
Lecture at the Volda University College
During the open lecture the Volda University College in Norway Aat Vos will explain the need for creating creative spaces at educational environments.
Het Nationale Bibliotheekcongres 2019
During my inspirational session at the Dutch National Library Congress I help you to become aware of the factors that play a role in the library’s process to successfully fill its place on the basis of 10 questions.
Eurocities Culture Forum Bergen, Norway
‘The role of culture in shaping urban third places’. As a keynote speaker, I will be sharing local examples and insights on how to develop successful models for new public spaces, together with representatives of major European cities.
Lecture IDCare in Barcelona
On invitation of IDCare, the exclusive distributor of Bibliotheca in Spain, I gave a lecture of how to create a relevant public space for all and The Butterfly Principles of Design for Programmability. Audience: architects and managers of the Diputación de Barcelona.
During the stage discussion me and 3 other discussants will give our own perspective on failure culture, change management and dealing with challenges in library and society in five-minute keynote speeches and will be open for dialogue.