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Approach

From talking to doing

Humankind is specialized in accelerating urban change towards cities that are human and kind to ourselves, others and our planet. Read more about our vision.

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Human Central
  • Driven by a deep interest in what makes humans tick, putting our well-being central.

  • Going from what people say and want to what they imagine, feel and dream.

  • We see people as experts of their own experience.

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Holistic
  • Breaking down silos by bringing people from various backgrounds to the same table.

  • Diversifying perspectives and experiences so we can build on our collective knowledge.

  • Tapping into the human superpower of collective creativity & imagination. 

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Systemic
  • Transition management made actionable;

  • We cannot predict what’s coming but we can help cities, municipalities and organisations be better prepared to deal with uncertainty;

  • Translating the complexity of living together into human stories and the everyday lives of people.

Our Approach

We apply a combination of transition management with design research in an iterative process to make sure we are not only designing things right but also designing the right thing.

Make Sense

Understand and make sense of the world and data we have today.

Explore

Valuing experimentation and creating new narratives and stories for our shared futures.

Scale/share

Creating the conditions and sharing our knowledge with others.​

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Adapted from the British Design Council (2021)

Our team

Our team

We work in a holistic approach with a multidisciplinary team of urban planners, creatives, transition theorists, communication specialists, social entrepreneurs, psychoanalysts, etc.

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Lior Steinberg

Co-founder & Urban Planner

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Kim de Graaf

Impact & Business Development Lead

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Pedro Gil Farias

Design Research & Speculative Design

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Irene Verde

Communication & System Designer 

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Jorn Wemmenhove

Co-founder & Creative Strategist

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Mario Raimondi Pruss

Transition Management & Academy Manager

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Nuria Ribas Costa

Communications Officer & Researcher

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Marta Nosowicz

Urban Planning Assistant

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Our network partners

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George Liu

Online Education Strategist & Mobility Researcher

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Luisina Perassi

Architecture & women in public spaces

Freelancer

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Hugo Pilate

Design Research & Speculative Design

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Join us

Join us

Want to join Humankind?  We are currently looking for the following position:

 Don't see a position that applies to you?, we are always happy to meet people that want to make human and kind cities. If you are interested in a collaboration or you are a student looking for an internship, you can send us an email at joinus@humankind.city.

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