Luctor et Emergo!

Luctor et Emergo!

Anything worth doing needs a central start of that Story. 
A trigger to get the narrative going and a way to open up the first emotional connection to possible collaboration. As so for the connecting character of Groundwater. After some debate the collaborating team came to an analogy of a fishing floater. This inspired this image of a local physical living environment, floating amidst all groundwater of Holland. It symbolises that groundwater crosses all municipal and regional boundaries and truly connects us all.


This project ended up with the creation of two posters. The poster above communicates a shared path to a practical perspective forward, between all parties involved. Creating a shared context is key. Sharing the story about groundwater and the invisible ecosystems that lie below our feet is an important step to start up a process of stakeholder alignment.


. Once the stage has been set between all who have a stake in that physical living environment AND everyone has been made conscious about what stakes are on the table, it is time to start playing the GAME. 
By working through a map of what lies below, the stakeholders build a shared system of interdependencies, that shows where their stakes conflict and where they amplify each other. The navigator helps to bring the discussion to a shared program of action.

For more information about this project check out the microlearning created by IN BRAIN:

You can also go to the project section of this website to get a more in depth look at the project:



As part of the creation of a special Collaborative SPELL, the attendees of the  TRANSFORMATION version of the College of extraordinary Experiences were experiencing first hand how they would create a comfortable spiral. Great process, made happen by everybody who attended!

Thank JACK and ANTHONY for your prototyping interventions and John-Paul Bichard for capturing this moment of shared movement!



Last Wednesday I was fortunate enough to receive the key to the “INSPIRATOR HOUSE”. A new location for inspiration hosted by Jake Blok.

After receiving they Key and driving to my next Interaction, I felt great Joy and welcome into a place where people are working hard on new valuable interactions for and between people! So tanx Jake Blok! Next week we start to make the light burn just a little brighter at then Inspirator HOUSE!
fullsizeoutput_2d9aMaarten van der Berg en Dennis Luijer…. pointing in the right direction!

Sharing DOOM with Carl

One of the more interesting people I met lately was Carl Verheijen. This former IceSkating Olympic Brons Champion has put his enormous ability of Focus to an almost impossible task. Reforming the way we look at the CARE system. I met Carl at a New Governance conference and we ended up making a big visual of his challenge. Not only a sketch enabling him to share his collective efforts but also a visual sharing the impending DOOM scenario we are heading towards when we do nothing. This “ANTI-SOLL” has become a great way to expose delicate relationships and political standstill. By using  a narrative to talk about how it all got so bad, Carl is able to make a stronger point when talking about getting rid of the walls of miscommunication to ushering new Models of working together in the CARE system focussing on prevention and not the complaint. (going from : “what is the matter?’ to ” What matters to you?”. Check him out in this video and check out the link below, made possible by Jannis Karalis. A 360 degree experience of the visual.

zorg preventie model