About the event:
Supported by #cocreateSA, brought to Open Design by the Netherlands Consulate General in Cape Town. One Extreme Day was introduced to Cape Town by Robert Bloom from Design Thinkers Group.
Calling on all geeks, misfits, pirates and outlaws! Join us for One Extreme Day to challenge policies and overturn assumptions. We have just one extreme day to hack a concrete, sustainable solution to a local challenge. Stretch the limits of your imagination to see and enact your preferred future. Join Dutch designers Maarten Jurriaanse, Barry de Bruin and Meike Nip from Ping-Pong Design.
9:00 – 15:00: Workshop at the Cape Town City Hall – FULLY BOOKED
18:00 – 20:00: EVERYONE WELCOME to join us for drinks and dinner at Watershed, Jubilee Hall , V&A Waterfront. Participate in the discussion while the first extreme users share their experience of the day. Network with the Dutch team from Ping Pong Design and our first local “one extreme” users.
Cash Bar with some of the greatest craft beers and delicious food provided by Craftsman & Co and Vagabond.
About One Extreme Day
One day to create extreme value
It’s our belief that pushing our ideas to the outer limits of our imagination will immediately impact the effectiveness of our actions. We will boldly go beyond our maximum limits to create extreme value.
Co-creation with extreme users
Game changing start-ups, mind-blowing innovation and massive change can be generated in one day through co-creation with extreme users. These are the people at the fringes of the bell curve – the extreme utilizers, improvisers, innovators, non-hip drop-outs, the impaired, and the impoverished – the ones you would normally consider the ‘outsiders’.
We have one day to make ‘it’ happen
One Extreme Day will end workshops as we know them. We infuse our process with disruptive interventions that force participants to apply extreme viewpoints and radicalise their results. This won’t be one of those sessions were everyone has a good time and goes back to their daily job to do the same old thing they’ve always done. ‘One Day’ ignites transformation by forcing you to step out of your comfort zone. Problem owners collaborate with extreme users (un-fitting, non-mainstream innovators, pirates and outlaws) instead of average mainstream users to push your ideas to the other limits. At the end of the day our preferred futures will be staged and enacted.
BARRY DE BRUIN
Founding father of ONE-EXTREME-DAY and the internationally acclaimed Dutch design collective ping-pong Design. Barry believes strategies can only be successful if they’re fun to execute and experience. If it’s no fun don’t do it. Thinking and behaving like a designer is a great way to ensure fun. This applies to any process and life in general.
Founding father of ONE-EXTREME-DAY and the internationally acclaimed Dutch design collective ping-pong Design. Maarten is all about creating shared value. His focus is on designing your actions that strengthens the relationships between stakeholders to ensure the sustainable progress of your organisation. His mantra is design to relate!
Founding mother of ONE-EXTREME-DAY and head of the service design prototype laboratory within ping-pong Design. Meike demonstrates daily that actions speak louder than words. Her mantra is do and the brain will follow. Meike has transformed many corporate cultures and sub-cultures with her hands-on approach towards a practice of continuous experiment and improvement.
Kirsten is a Cape Town based freelance urban designer and disruptor. She is passionate about translating urban design theory into usable tools for improving authentic city living. Her research work and practice is centred on developing an open source urban design model for understanding and engaging every inhabitant of the city. Kirsten is an outspoken proponent for social justice. She also cycles everywhere. She found her niche in cycling advocacy when she discovered the intoxicating joy of the bicycle. Twitter @contestedspaces
Location: Watershed, Jubilee Hall 2, V&A Waterfront
17 Dock Road, Cape Town