Eeuwige Jonge Stad – Amsterdam

A favourite Bulgarian writer says, “Get to know your homeland to love it” (Aleko Konstantinov), and I completely agree with the phrase.
Amsterdam is not my birthplace, but the longer I live here, the more I love it and comprehend its vastness. For two years now, I’ve been lucky enough to learn about the city in the best possible way from the stories of its young inhabitants.
Through I worked with diverse young people (10-15 years old), inspiring them to create their own personal – visual narrative about Amsterdam.
I am happy to share that this school year my project „Jongeren Vertellen over Amsterdam“ is developing further.
Thanks to the funding of Stichting Amsterdam 750Amsterdams Fonds voor de Kunst (AFK)Fonds 21, and support from my partners Dock and Noterik BV, I will launch in 10 (Ten!) neighbourhoods of Amsterdam interactive PopUps exhibitions that show the history of the city through the eyes of its young citizens. ❌❌❌
Check its brand new website:

Young city designers

In February and in March I worked with children from Amsterdam North.
The project was in collaboration with SPIN and took place in one of their playgrounds Zeeslag.
I conducted a series of workshops related to urban design and games.

Topic: design your own dream neighbourhood
Duration: every Friday 20 January – 17 February
Goals: To challenge children to get to know their home town and to stimulate their creativity and imagination.
Target: Children 6-12 years old
In a series of five 2-hour sessions, the children mapped the neighbourhood’s streets and made models of their dream neighbourhood. In the first session, the children learned about the principles of topography, looked at different types of maps and discovered what elements they contain. Then they drew their own map with routes and objects such as a helicopter pad, a children’s museum and, of course, candy and ice cream shops

MOOC4ALL Final conference

#MOOC4ALL project has been completed, with the International Training Conference “Future of Digital Learning” in collaboration with partners from Bulgaria, Greece, Italy, Finland and the Netherlands. It was a productive and informative day as all participants shared their knowledge, experiences, and ideas. The event celebrated the culmination of the project and looked at the ways it has achieved its end.
The partnership is proud to announce the development of the three project outcomes:  
 – The Social Model for Online Learning is a comprehensive, 150-page guide that delves into online learning offering various practical, non-formal activities designed to help facilitators nurture a beneficial learning environment.
– A mobile app that functions as a virtual forum, designed to facilitate the exchange of ideas between those interested in attending an online course.
– Facilitators Manual provides all MOOC facilitators with detailed steps to become good MOOCster.

#MOOC4ALL,#erasmusplusproject#SMOL#digitalamarketing#facilitation#sociallearning #KA2project

Hey IJburg and Zeeburggirls, come raise your voices for climate action!
Come by on June 12th  and 19th. I will be leading a pop-up event in IJburg for girls aged 11-14 as a part of Project Fearless program ARTivism for Climate Action.
More info here.

Ace Academy 2021

Such a great time I have spent as a mentor in DeliteLab this summer. I am very happy for all my mentees and looking forward to seeing their amazing ideas getting off the ground.
The Ice Academy 2021 has ended but the entrepreneurial journey has just  begun!

Pitch & Networking event Makers Unite

On Monday, December 16th, we celebrated the participants of the last (13th) Creative Lab of the year! It was an inspiring and joyful evening with new and old members of our growing community.

I wish you all the best in the future! I will miss you!