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This is the blog for lower east & lower east lab. A mix of stuff from our design & communication world (things we do, things we have done, and things we experience and get inspired from) and news from our lab – where all kind of actions and experiments can happen – that be workshops, creative meetings, urban safaris (with focus on start up, architecture, design or food), and events, dinners and a lot more.

workshop

How to communicate your business

September 19, 2017

Last week Lower East facilitated the Climate-KIC Nordic Bootcamp: “How To Communicate Your New Business – and Build a Community Around Your Startup” in Copenhagen, Denmark. Around 30 nordic Greenhouse and Accelerator startups participated in the workshop, arranged by Climate-KIC Nordic. The theme was: “Being able to communicate your new, and often still “un-finished” business, to the world is a

behind the scenes

Words from the intern

June 21, 2017

Hello, my name is Manne. I am 30 years old and from Copenhagen, Denmark. I am studying my master degree in co-design and visual communication, at The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts in Copenhagen. As a part of my education, I have been doing an internship at the Lower East Lab, a creative workspace

overview of chaos

Chaotische Überflieger

January 17, 2017

A fine reportage from our friends KaosPilots Switzerland. Published in the Austrian version of Forbes Magazine. Also showing up in the article is “Der vom dänischen Kommunikationsdesigner und externen Lektor Jørgen Smidstrup“ from Lower East. Enjoy reading if your German is not too bad… Attached as a pdf here Kaospiloten_01_17.

workshop time

Communicate your project

December 11, 2016

Last week we had a 4 days communication workshop with the students from KaosPilot Switzerland team 3 and team 5 in Bern. We had very fine, creative and fruitful days working on ’how to communicate your project – your new and fresh business idea’. The students were developing communication ideas at the same time as they

coaching corners

bring your best ideas

October 25, 2016

New Business is a module based mastery training program over a year for entrepreneurs with ideas and dreams of new businesses. The training is offered by changels and lower east – and done in collaboration with the KaosPilots Switzerland. Main trainers are Matti Straub-Fischer (head of changels and KaosPilots Switzerland) and Jørgen Smidstrup (communication designer

coffee & ideas

Experienceship

July 25, 2016

A few new glimpses of the days of Startup Experienceship, this summers cooperation between british Corkscrew, Startup Guide Berlin and Lower East Lab. The participants from the US, Mexico and Russia, will during their four week summer school here in the lab develop key professional skills and create a startup concept. They are planning some very

summer school

Summer – time to work

July 19, 2016

Our summer school is open, 4 weeks startup training in the Lower East Lab. A few impressions from the first weeks of Startup Experienceship, a cooperation between british Corkscrew, Startup Guide Berlin and Lower East Lab. The participants from all over the world, will during their training develop key professional skills and create and develop

looking forward

summer school in the lab

June 22, 2016

“You can’t stay in your corner of the Forest waiting for others to come to you. You have to go to them sometimes.“ Winnie the Pooh. This summer Lower East Lab and Sissel Hansen from Startup Guide Berlin, in cooperation with the british Corkscrew, will organize and host the summer school: Startup Experienceship. The young

here & now

new business training

June 1, 2016

The New Business #2 is well up’n runnin’! New Business, where Jørgen Smidstrup from Lower East together with Matti Straub-Fischer from changels and KaosPilots Switzerland are the trainors, is a mastery program for entrepreneurs with ideas and dreams of new businesses. At the second module in May we were working very concentrated (just see the

new business

A mastery training program

March 27, 2016

Would you like to start your own business in a sustainable and inspiring way? Do you want to make a difference in your own life? Then New Business #2 could be your next step! New Business is a mastery training program of 9 x 3 days over a year. The training is offered by changels and

do you want to ...

Become a KaosPilot?

March 8, 2016

The KaosPilots Switzerland are right now looking for new students for their Team #5. Maybe you could see yourself as a part of the team? Or maybe you know a person who could be interested. It’s time to apply! If you want to check out the school and the people behind you can show up to

two trainees

Meet the new ones

February 15, 2016

We love to have trainees in the house, they add to the picture, they come with open minds, tons of questions and tons of good ideas and loads of good energy. We have stuff to share, we have the space, and we can add to their education and fill out any lacks and gaps they

it’s gonna be fun

Communicating glass and ceramics

February 8, 2016

The rest of the week Lower East will be teaching the students from “The Craft – Glass and Ceramics programme on Bornholm“. We are very much looking forward to work with the students on “how to communicate your project“. The programme is a part of The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, Schools of Architecture,

it’s fun

Working with the students

December 10, 2015

These days we are working with the students from KaosPilots Switzerland Team 4 on HOW TO COMMUNICATE YOUR (UNFINISHED) PROJECT. They create communication strategies, visual identities and other good communication stuff on four different projects; a big markethall with food & art, a big restaurant & community kitchen, a big co-working space combined with art

it’s change...

New business #2 – 2016

November 30, 2015

New Business for entrepreneurs in progress. Would you like to start your own business in a sustainable and inspiring way? Do you want to make a difference in your own life? Do you want to see how ancient wisdom can help us create sustainable business structures and services? Then New Business #2 could be your next move.

Sometimes you do get a second chance!

April 10, 2015

If you want to be a KaosPilot in Switzerland, you actually still have a chance to apply. They have extended their application deadline, and welcome you to send in your application as soon as possible or latest until April 15th, 2015. Read about the school and the surrounding environment in this damn fine newspaper (by the way designed

New Business #2

April 6, 2015

NEW BUSINESS – a one year further training (9 modules of three days each) for people who want to grow their project ideas into sustainable and inspiring businesses. A changels mastery program for passionate entrepreneurs with existing and new projects and business dreams. The training takes place in the Innovation Village in Bern (the home and house

The Intern speaking – How to promote Lower East Lab

February 27, 2015

Over the last couple of weeks I have been working with the question – how to promote Lower East Lab? What can we do right here and now? What will need time to grow and what would happen if we had no limitations and could do whatever we wanted? Can we do a big billboard

New Business has just begun …

September 11, 2014

Lower East are happily involved in NEW BUSINESS in Switzerland; the one year training for entrepreneurs who want to grow their project ideas into sustainable and inspiring businesses. We work with changels on the program, both as designers and communicators – and as teachers and inspirators. The program started successfully up in September, next module will be in October – still a seat

New Business as unusual

August 6, 2014

Lower East are strongly involved in NEW BUSINESS in Switzerland; a one year training for people who want to grow their project ideas into sustainable and inspiring businesses. We work with changels on the program, both as graphic designers and communicators – and as teachers/inspirators. The full program starts up in September – a new intro