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My first thought was that a web-magazine was not very exciting. But I quickly discovered that Beyond Social is a new form of publishing.
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Sailing on the choppy waves of the financial crisis, we managed to move on
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We would like to hear from you! Join us in creating a platform for social art and design.
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From a dream in decay to an opportunity for change
'Would you like to buy a machine that grinds euros to dust?'
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 Good conversation starters One of the advantages of a simple formula is that it’s easy to explain over the phone. ‘Would you like to build a machine that grinds euros to dust?’, ‘can you sing the Dutch national anthem in Arabic?’ or ‘do you want to build a webshop that sells mugs with pictures of other people’s children’ are as straightforward as a briefing can get, and they’re good conversation starters. They get people excited and in my case it’s the reason I have been able to carry out a lot of projects on tight budgets.

 

My core business is good ideas, which means that I need partners to make it happen, to actually make the new anthem, webshop, or euro grinding machine. With every project that I’ve worked on I’ve experienced that an idea that holds a promise is enough to get the right people on board. This promise stems from the friction that each project creates. Without this friction, my work would be no more than an exercise in moving air. The Dutch national anthem in Spanish doesn’t promise anything else than a Dutch national anthem in Spanish. It’s this specific transformation: from Dutch to Arabic or from euro to dust, that makes people want to see or hear the end result.
2008 was disastrous for designers, but we are climbing to the top again
This island starts your imagination: how can we use it?
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How these brilliant designs could feed mouths next month, but didn't
Clear your debts and get your life on a positive financial track. Impossible? Not with ONSbank.
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You have got 30m3. What would you make of this space?
Colophon: thank you for publishing with us!
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Do you want me to react as a person or from my position?
Hard surfaces
are not fit for climate change, but moss is
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