The frayed edges of the public space is the area Bouke Bruins works in. With his project Boyscout Designer he is uniting the world of design with the world of the boy scouts by creating playful interventions. His starting point is that the (over-)shaping of public space leads to extreme regulation which in turn makes users passive. Boy scouts are taught to engage with their environment in an active and responsible manner. The Boyscout Designer is a model for Bouke Bruins to explore his opportunities as a designer.
The Boyscout Designer understands how to bend rules on behalf of his design, works from the perspective of the user, and gets involved with the community. He travels both village and city, and keeps his eyes open for new initiatives, places, objects and services. The Boyscout Designer shares his experiences online and offline and combines design with research. The Boyscout Designer creates guerilla-interventions which provoke reaction in the city of Eindhoven, for a nicer, more stimulating and efficient public space. The concept of the Boyscout Designer can furthermore, just like the boy scouts, grow into a movement; a network of users and designers who together pursue a bottom-up approach to using public space.
Talks: Performing Public Space 2019
Performing public space- Fontys Hogeschool Tilburg - 2019
Willem de Koning Rotterdam - 2019
Performing public space- Fontys Hogeschool Tilburg - 2018
Ontbijten met designers - Eindhoven - 2018
Pechakucha - amsterdam - 2018
We love public space festival - Rotterdam - 2018
Ontbijten met designers - Eindhoven - 2017
Boyscout Designer DDW - eindhoven 2017
Brain Awards - Eindhoven - 2017
Publications: Boyscout Designer Handbook - Observe, react, act - 2018
Boyscout Designer Magazine -2017
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