sociainnovation DSI4EU IoT and Social Impact workshop

On Saturday, February 4th 2017 Casa Jasmina hosted DSI4EU Internet of Things and Social Impact workshop, with Zoe Romano (WeMake) and Serena Cangiano (SUPSI Lugano).
Born in 2013, DSI4EU is a research project on digital and social innovation dedicated to investigating the employment of digital technology in social innovation projects and organizations, trying to create a network between these realities and, ultimately, to build a European community of social innovators.

The aim of the workshop was to discuss how Internet of Things, open source and maker projects can make a stronger impact on society. To do it we gathered people who are working on projects that use IoT technologies to address social issues, like open source hardware, health, environment, the creation of new business models.

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We discussed how values like collectivity, open technology, communication and economic sustainabilty are at the core of the maker community. But how can these entities become digital innovators? Which are the strategies to employ in order to scale and make a better impact?

The workgroups were introduced to a DSI Kit, an open source tool to help them create a Digital Social Innovation Scale to develop their projects in this direction and go from makers to changemakers.

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Here is Serena Cangiano’s thoughts on the experience:

“The workshop was a participative experiment through which we managed to define how social innovation projects that use IoT technologies can scale and make a stronger impact. It wasn’t a formation experience based on infallible methods. Rather, we learned through confrontation which are the strategies and actions one can dispose of to put maker projects in a social prospective”.

You can find the DSI scales produced during the workshop HERE.

 

c45e3bcf-fdf2-478e-82db-c6d7bdd22826 #CJonair: Casa Jasmina is on Airbnb

Casa Jasmina is happy to announce that our Airbnb is officially open! Starting today, you will be able to rent the apartment and be our guest in the home of the future.

Since its inauguration in 2014, Casa Jasmina has been an open source project: we opened our doors to innovation and creativity, to a new concept of “home”, to so many talented and clever people (now friends) who filled the rooms with their amazing creations.
Now we’re ready to open our doors and welcome anyone who wants to experience Casa Jasmina. Our guests will be part of the ongoing and ever-growing project that is Casa Jasmina with their feedback, suggestions and ideas.

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You will find that the home of the future is indeed very “homey”. You will not be facing a sci-fi scenario with hyper technological robots and sterile machines. We want Casa Jasmina to be a place where people can really see themselves living in a near future, with smart, easy-to-use and concrete objects, devices and solutions.
You will chill in a livingroom filled with parametric furniture and play with the lovely Pipedo. Like our Noctambula lamp? You can later download it and make it for yourself. You can enjoy a good breakfast in the kitchen or, when it’s sunny, on the terrace. And really breath in the atmosphere of via Egeo, a hot spot for creative people in Turin, with Fablab and Toolbox Coworking.

On the opening night (November 26th, 2016) we are glad to be hosting a very special guest: the first to spend the night at Casa Jasmina will be independent architecture and design journalist Annalisa Rosso. In November 2016 she was the curator of the 7th edition of Operae – Independent Design Festival in Turin (you can see her profile here) – which is why we are a perfect match!

There’s more! We have some exciting news for the many people, near and far, who have been watching the Casa Jasmina project grow over the last two years (and for those who have just found out about it, too).
Soon we will open our new Instagram channel with a special initiative to give you the opportunity to be our guest at Casa Jasmina.
Follow us on Facebook and Twitter and stay tuned for updates.

And for creatives, designers and makers, we’ll be launching a new Call for Ideas soon. Stay tuned on social media and on our website for updates!

Can’t wait to rent Casa Jasmina? Find it on Airbnb HERE.

beazleydoty Casa Jasmina at Beazley Designs of the Year exhibition | Design Museum, London

Casa Jasmina is proud to announce that our project has been selected for the 9th edition of Breazley Designs of the Year exhibition at Design Museum, London! Starting November 24th, 2016 and until February 19th, 2017, a selection of Casa Jasmina projects will be on display. The exhibition is part of the Museum’s re-opening programme in its beautiful new location in Kensington.

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Casa Jasmina is one of the 70 nominees for the Designs of the Year Awards, competing in the Digital category alongside with other amazing projects.
It’s a great honor to be part of the exhibition among so many brilliant, beautiful and bizarre projects: an augmented reality device that allows you to see the world through the eyes of an animal, a moth design generator, a do-it-yourself surgery tool and many more, including Fondazione Prada (Milan) and the design of David Bowie’s last album, Blackstar.

Beazley Designs of the Year has always been an initiative which looks forward to innovative forms of design and new ways to conceive arts:

Beazley Designs of the Year celebrates design that promotes or delivers change, enables access, extends design practice or captures the spirit of the year. Someday the other museums will be showing this stuff.

The projects hosted at the exhibition are, so to say, the art of the future. There’s no better place, then, for Casa Jasmina, the house of the future!

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If you happen to be in London during the next months, don’t miss out on the opportunity to visit the exhibition. For opening hours, booking your tickets and more info you can visit the Design Museum website.
And don’t forget to cross your fingers and wish us luck for the Award!