Prof. Ben Schouten presents new book, ‘Citizen Empowerment Toolbox’ at Pakhuis de Zwijger

Book presentation: Citizen Empowerment Toolbox, Action Design for Urban Futures
Wednesday, 18 JAN 20.00 | Pakhuis de Zwijger Grote Zaal | Gratis

Prof. Ben Schouten’s new book, The Civic Empowerment Toolbox, Action Design for Urban Futures, will be presented at Pakhuis de Zwijger on January 18th. The book focuses on the design of active citizenship and citizen participation, offering many examples as well as opportunities to kickstart your own initiative. Together, the six cahiers, including the introduction, provide a complete overview of design for civic empowerment where practice and theory come together, resulting in design recommendations, examples and future opportunities for research and education.

During this event, these strategies and citizens’ initiatives will be discussed from 4 different angles: Practice, Theory, Education and Media. Scientists, designers and colleagues from the field shed light on engaged citizenship from their contribution to the book.

Ben Schouten, Emeritus Lector Play and Civic Media at Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences 
Sabine Niederer, Visual Methodologies Researcher at Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences
Eleonoor Jap Sam, Founder and director at JAPSAM Books
Willem van der Ven, Designer 
Silvia Cazacu, PhD Researcher at KU Leuven
Saskia Beer, Founder/directorTransformcity

Martijn de Waal, Professor Civic Interaction Design at Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences