Month: September 2016

No Mad Makers meets Playful Revolution

Time for something fun! A few weeks ago Sylvan visited us in Greece. He started a Playful Revolution and thought it was time to try out some of his game making in the camp. He came up with the idea to do some juggling with the kids. We prepared the morning to figure out how […]

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Leaving nothing but blueprints: The No Mad Manuals

We can hosts workshops all we want. But for a more lasting impact we have to leave something behind. So we have been making a template for a manual. The idea is to make small building blocks for workshops that volunteers can host in the camp, eventually making ourselves redundant. Even better, refugees might use […]

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Greece: inefficient but relaxed, broke yet friendly

                  So far we have had a good but challenging time in hot and slow Greece. Not only are we trying to work in a refugee camp, we Dutchies are also trying to be efficient in a country where that’s not always possible. Of course, we are […]

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Meet Marijn: from trash collector to cash collector

Remember our call for a crowdfunding wizard? We believe we have found him. Meet the newest addition to our team: Marijn Lansbergen! After working his magic on campaigns for Das Mag Uitgevers and IEDER1, he will lead our Kickstarter campaign to sell 1000 IT WORKS Bags. As a kid he always wanted to become a […]

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From IT WORKS BAGS to school bags

Many people stated that we peaked early with our IT WORKS BAG. We could never again match our own brilliant idea of upcycling refugee boats, at a time that people needed bags with the world press being already present. It was a puzzle that fell into place at the right moment at the right place, […]

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Everybody needs more (self-made) bunting in their life

When we asked people from the EKO project what they needed in their activities centre, they told us: decoration. The place should look as bright and welcoming as possible. That’s why we are really happy that our amazing Danish interns Carla and Amanda designed a workshop that up-cycles discarded textiles to bright strings of flags. […]

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