From August 10th to 19th 2018, 24 participants — from 4 continents and 16 different countries and with backgrounds ranging from product and service design to psychology and coding — gathered on the grounds of the Sobole Foundation — a creative campus set up by the Polish studio Rygalik. There they conceived a series of creative & business proposals to reactivate the countryside and fight rural exodus.
During the 10 days of the workshop, the group — divided in 5 teams led by 5 international women professionals from various disciplines — worked closely with Holis’ local partners — cultural associations and small businesses — and came up with 5 projects. Among the five projects presented, Smaking has been received very positively and shall be implemented by Holis with the local partners in the upcoming months, thus confirming the institution’s tangible and impactful role.
Literally meaning “Taste of the region” is an umbrella brand that aims at adding value to local products by providing producers with temporary selling points along the new bike trail that crosses the county.
A pop-up event that could enable locals to exchange both recipes, stories and homegrown/ homemade ingredients.
After figuring out that the inhabitants of the nearby village were lacking spaces to meet & exchange, the participants proposed to implement a pop- up garden for local children to care for and for adults to gather.
Accessible to anyone, anywhere, MODU_ is an open source mobile device. It aims at creating temporary gathering areas.