CREATIVITY IS UNIVERSAL. WE ALL HAVE GREAT IDEAS. WE ARE ALL IN THIS TOGETHER.

Co*lab offers unique collaborative processes to empower projects, enterprises, and ideas.

Building and Igniting Community ::

In an age where mass participation is becoming expected  practice yet individuals are still feeling an increasing sense of isolation and fragmentation from each other, communities are rising up to act.  As neighbourhoods, cities, and rural communities make sense of the shifting world we are coming to realize what matters most: relationships of proximity, social trust, creativity, innovation, and collaboration.

We design and host meetings, gatherings, and events of all kinds to foster meaningful interaction, ownership, and collective action towards transformation.

We use “placemaking” as a community building tool and philosophy. This social technology empowers residents to realize their dreams turning underutilized places into well used public spaces that support a culture of trust, joy, and resilience (such as public squares, parks, day-care centers, or cultural centres).

 

Hosting Engagement and Facilitating Collaboration ::

The intensity of todays problems cannot be tackled by anyone one of us alone. We must learn to work together to foster resilience.

We work with government, community groups, private and social enterprise and educational institutions to engage meaningfully with diverse stakeholders and collaborate effectively.

  • We do PUBLIC // STAKEHOLDER // COMMUNITY // ON-STREET //CREATIVE Engagement.
  • We assemble and build teams and advisory circles.
  • We develop and strengthen boards and board members.
  • We do storytelling and story weaving for organizations and systems.

 

Incubating the Future ::

To work in today’s complex and interconnected world we must use effective strategies and a whole-systems approach to planning.

We use a “backcasting” approach for strategic planning to:

  1. Envision shared success
  2. Map assets and opportunities
  3. Creatively brainstorm without constraints
  4. Prioritise measures to move towards implementation of the vision

 

Most importantly we customize our work to fit your needs.