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The Pink Initiative

The Pink Initiative

The Pink Initiative establishes design-driven transformative ecosystems in relevant societal contexts, both nationally and internationally.

The Pink Initiative - Elements & Activities

The goal of The Pink Initiative is to set up transformative ecosystems through Transformation Partnerships (more information about Transformation Partnerships can be found on this website).

A transformative ecosystem is a community of actors and artifacts (infrastructure, technologies, etc.) which interacts as a system capable to address societal challenges. With the tools and methodologies provided by the Pink Initiative, multistakeholders communities learn practices of transformation, become skilled in navigating nowadays complexities, learn how to design new and sustainable ways of thinking, working and living together.

The Pink Initiative works with three main elements to establish these transformative ecosystems:
1. A place: local and regional, social, cultural and industrial context; A physical place where people can work, meet, sit and network; facilities where design & prototyping activities can be carried out;
2. Life-Long Skilling: educational activities/formats related to Transformation in collaboration with RISE Professional Education, with Umeå University and the Eindhoven University of Technology;
3. Methodologies and Tools to support the creation of Transformative Ecosystems.

The Pink Initiative promotes activities in design, research and collaboration. Here design is used as a catalysing force to prototype instances of transformations in relevant contexts. Research is conducted to build a body of knowledge and to develop and test tools that are used in educational or collaborative activities. Lastly, collaboration is aiming to create value in a participated way.


Summary

Project name

The Pink Initiative

Status

Active

Region

Region Blekinge, Region Dalarna, Region Gotland, Region Gävleborg, Region Halland, Region Jämtland Härjedalen, Region Jönköping County, Region Kalmar County, Region Kronoberg, Region Norrbotten, Region Skåne, Region Stockholm, Region Sörmland, Region Uppsala, Region Värmland, Region Västerbotten, Region Västernorrland, Region Västmanland, Region Örebro län, Region Östergötland, Västra Götaland Region, Other than Sweden

RISE role in project

coordination, project leading, facilitation, content development, research & development.

Project start

Duration

10 years

Partner

Umeå Kommun, Eindhoven University of Technology; Department Industrial Design

Funders

Umeå Kommun

Project website

Coordinators

Project members

Supports the UN sustainability goals

2. No poverty
2. Zero hunger
3. Good health and well-being
4. Quality education
5. Gender equality
6. Clean water and sanitation
7. Affordable and clean energy
8. Decent work and economic growth
9. Industry, innovation and infrastructure
10. Reduced inequalities
11. Sustainable cities and communities
12. Responsible consumption and production
13. Climate action
14. Life below water
15. Life on land
16. Peace, justice and strong institutions
17. Partnerships for the goals
Ambra Trotto

Contact person

Ambra Trotto

Senior Forskare

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