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New office at Aufbauhaus84

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As of a this month, my new HQ is at Aufbauhaus at Moritzplatz (Berlin Kreuzberg).

Aufbauhaus at Moritzplatz. Easy to find even straight from the subway station.

Not only is the building complex one with a rich, interesting history and a great concept (summary in English). The wing we (we as in Alper, Will and I) move into is also sparkling new and so our own space is up to speed on its architecture and functionalities: ceiling and floor heating and cooling, energy efficient LED lamps all ’round, phone cabins, meeting rooms, etc. In other words, a bit less of a temporary space, but rather something to use for a few years. We’ll be sharing with our friends Syspons, a consultancy for organizational change, strategy and evaluations.

Office under construction

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KANT Report: Health

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Doing reporty thingies.

 

Over at KANT we sat down for a topic sprint, a one-day effort to collaboratively dive deep into a topic and produce a somewhat substantial report. Our topic for this first round: Health & technology.

Cross-posting the KANT announcement:

At KANT, we regularly explore new topics. One that some of us had been touching on a few times before is the larger (and admittedly vague) area of health and fitness/lifestyle technology.

 

So we decided to sit down for a one-day content sprint and write a report. It’s a format we experimented with based on the book sprint methodology, but compressed into just one day. Five people, hacking away at the topic from early morning to late in the evening. It’s both highly collaborative and intense. And while it would be great to spend more time digging deeper, we’re quite happy with the result.

 

So without further ado, here it is. Our first KANT report. You can download the KANT Report HEALTH in full as PDF and epub.

 

Enjoy!

 

And if you want to work with us to dig deeper, get in touch. You know how to find us.

Updates: KANT Berlin

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KANT Berlin logo As you might have noticed on Twitter, for the last half year or so I’ve been renting an office with Matt, and one by one, we’ve gathered a pretty awesome crew of collaborators to join us: Alper, Chris and Martin.

We’re not just buddies randomly sharing an office (even though we are, of course, friends), but rather we tried to gather a group with diverse, complimentary skills and interests so we could collaborate on projects.

Needing a Foursquare location to check into when being in the office, and following some heavy punning, the place is called KANT now – shorthand for tongue-in-cheek Kreuzberg Academy for Nerdery and Tinkering.

And KANT is evolving nicely as a breeding ground for collaborations, for shared exploration of ideas, for proto-typing, and of course as a lab and space to bounce ideas off of each other, too.

So step by step, KANT is evolving. We now have a website (including pages for team and offerings to learn more), as well as regular weeknotes to stay on top of what we’re working on.

And just like we hoped, the collaboration-by-proximity is working out nicely! UIKonf and UIKode are two projects that emerged directly out of KANT, but there’s also lots in the corporate-proverbial pipeline as well as lots of Raspberry Pi and print tinkering, some topic sprints in the planning, and further kick-ass events to be held.

So yeah, this is good. Swing by if you’re in the neighborhood!