Alok Nandi

Architempo / coCreationcamp

 Strategic & interaction designer, founder of coCreationcamp, founder of PechaKucha Brussels, Ignite Brussels, Design Brunch & principal at Architempo

In parallel to his activities in strategic design, Alok b. Nandi is co-founder of coCreationcamp.
He is active in media art and design, with a focus on interaction design, co-design and co-creation. His previous professional experiences include a.o. advertising (P&G), film production, exhibition design and publishing (Casterman, groupe Flammarion); as well as institutional communication (climate change, sustainable energy, transportation, …).
Background combines electro-mechanical engineering, management and film studies.
Invited professor and regular speaker in international conferences incl. Interactive Frictions in Los Angeles, DAC in Georgia Tech and in Bergen Norway, CODE 2001 in Cambridge UK, ArtSci 2002 in New York, ARCO03 in Madrid, transmediale06 in Berlin, Media in Transition at MIT Cambridge USA, Doors of Perception 2005 (Infra) and 2007 (Juice) in New Delhi, ISEA 2008 in Singapore; Singapore Design Festival 2009, Centre Pompidou Hors-Pistes 2010 Paris; Copenhagen Design Week 2011 – cocreatech & MindLab.
Jury member in film and media festivals. Invited expert by EU, Canada and Belgium a.o. and commission member (VAF Experimentale Media Kunst 2006-2007; CFWB Commission des Arts Numériques 2006-2008; Societe civile des auteurs multimedia 2007-2011 & 2011-2015). Chair of Interaction14 Amsterdam, the annual IxDA Interaction Design Association.
Founder and organiser of {creativity * conversation} events which include Pecha Kucha Night Brussels and Ignite, as well as interventions on food design and typography.

Perspectives

Private corporations like Philips, Procter & Gamble, Nokia, ... are opening up innovation modalities, especially in the R&D phases. A number of companies are also looking to tap into the creative input at the market level. In parallel, public institutions in Denmark, in Finland, ... are exploring new collaboration models, empowering and engaging everyday people.

Some questions which will be investigated during the coCreationcamp are :
How can we define value, specifically in systems where co-creation is key?
Can value be defined upfront before engaging in the process?
How can sustainable and systemic input and value be measured?
Can co-creation offer new ways of increasing, sharing or rapidly creating value?
How do we provide people with the means and tools to create their own solutions?

Let's add your questions and explore co-creation routes.