Future of the library

In today’s world of information overload and fake news, where can we turn to for trusted information? Libraries have been providing readers with facts and fiction for hundreds of years. They are already embracing change as they move from analog to digital services and they are taking a growing and crucial role in the societal…

Worth program

The WORTH Partnership Project creates and supports transnational collaborations between fashion designers, creatives, manufacturing enterprises (SMEs) and technology firms looking to develop design-driven and innovative products in the areas of Fashion/textile, Footwear, Furniture/home decoration, Leather/fur, Jewellery and Accessories. Koen actively promoted the first two calls for the program, helping to secure several of the 80…

Bliksem en donderdag

From 2016 to 2018, Bliksem en Donderdag acted as an international podium where designs, concepts, ideas, and dilemmas are shared, tested and accelerated in front of an enthusiastic, responsive forum. This new platform gives makers, thinkers, doers and dreamers a chance to present their ideas. Everyone in the room is encouraged to respond and add…

WEAR Sustain

In 2017-2018, WEAR Sustain (Wearable technologists Engage with Artists for Responsible Innovation) ran as a Horizon 2020 research and innovation initiative to shift development of the wearables and e-textile landscape towards a more sustainable and ethical approach. WEAR Sustain fosters cross-disciplinary, cross-sectoral collaboration through the co-design and co-development of ethical, critical and aesthetic wearable technologies…

Meditation Lab Experimenter Kit

As one of the winners in open call 1 of the EU H2020 WEAR Sustain program, Breda-based artist Danielle Roberts, developed a toolset for monitoring, enhancing and sharing meditation experiences. The kit consists of a wearable and software. During the eight-month development period within WEAR Sustain, Luscinus acted as main mentor for the project, assisting…

Event speaker

EVENT SPEAKER In recent years, Koen has been invited as speaker, panel member or moderator to a variety of local and international events. Here are a few examples. WORKSHOP – Money Talks – Creativity World Forum – October 2019, Eindhoven, The Netherlands Jos Hardemen, founder and CEO of Design Forum – an Eindhoven-based design accelerator…

Creative Ring

A new generation of entrepreneurs and creative individuals is emerging in our cities. Gathered in a diverse set of urban “tribes” (wikipedians, digital artists, local media producers, fablabbers, arduins, new designers…) they are creating new jobs and opportunities in difficult times: They do this not only by developing and improving products and services on their…

Baltan Laboratories

Since its foundation in 2008, Baltan Laboratories (Eindhoven, the Netherlands) initiates experimentation on the crossroads of art, design, science and technology, evoking inquisitive ideas and insights by bridging the gaps between disciplines. The lab functions as a collaborative mindset and network, connecting curious individuals and organisations. By placing art and design research at the core…

Creative Lab Brainport Academy

Within Creative Lab Brainport talented students work in multidisciplinary and multi-level teams to gain practical experience in business and industry. Creative craftsmanship, design and high-tech converge in Creative Lab Brainport. Creative Lab Brainport is a network in which students and companies get together, inspire each other and collaborate. Co-creating innovative solutions for manufacturing and industry.…

Ecosystem building

In an increasing number of cities, there is a vision and an urge to nurture the local creative ecosystems, often in combination with the development of physical creative hubs. Thanks to its wide and international network, Luscinus has acted as valued sparring partner for organizations such as De Krook (Ghent, Belgium), Vaartopia (Leuven, Belgium), Plan-B…