Dears, I’m currently opening an enterprise, the goal of which is to help post-industrial cities fight unemployment, boost the culture of entrepreneurship (which tends to be lower than average) and ideally reimagine their futures (once the mine or factory is gone) one by one. (intro blog post: http://bit.ly/1nbWcJe ; website coming soon)
Together with a local NGO, I’m starting off with these two things:
creating a physical space where people could meet, create, discuss, start up their companies and most of all – support one another. The culture of cooperation and entrepreneurship in this and many other post-industrial cities is low, so creating a space like this seems like the necessary first step.
asking local communities about Konin of their dreams. We’re currently designing a foresight campaign, during which we’ll try to imagine Konin in 2050. I’ll share the details with you as soon as possible, but if you already have any interesting examples of similar exercises in mind, please share!
If this topic is of any interest to you, I’ll be super happy to talk with u!