(Un)common Ground

(Un)common Ground is an international research network exploring the practice of creative, cross-sector collaborations. Case studies of state-of-the-art projects on the crossroads of design, technology, business, science, arts and education are scrutinised in expert meetings and publications to uncover what characterises creative innovation. STBY is a member of the core editorial group that assembles the programme for Virtueel Platform Amsterdam and Utrecht School of the Arts. In September 2007 we organized the second annual expert meeting, where creatives from Brazil, South Africa, United Kingdom and The Netherlands presented their work and participated in group discussions. In April 2007 we published the book Uncommon Ground (BIS publishers, Amsterdam). (NL-UK, 2006-2007)

Exploring Remote Teamwork

Over the past decade, as more digital tools have become available for remote collaboration, and more organisations have embraced flexible working, teamworkers…

Exploring listening experiences

Stations, the new app introduced by Spotify in the US, offers a radio-like listening experience for users who don’t tend to curate their own playlists and listen …

Speculative design with MSF

In collaboration with our Indian REACH partner Quicksand, we helped Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) to rethink their role as a global organisation within the future…

Collaborative R&D Labs

What Design Can Do and STBY have recently tried out a new format for bringing professionals together to develop their thinking and practices around complex societal…

Supporting the energy transition

As part of a large scale national program to transition the use of energy in the Netherlands from natural gas to electricity, the Dutch government is eager to learn…

Exhibiting Chiefs of Waste at DDW 2019

The installation Chiefs of Waste, by Shay Raviv and Dorota Gazy from STBY, presents a global investigation delving into the ever-changing worlds of waste pickers…