A carefully gathered and created collection of objects for you to play with. ‘Tools’ to stir your imagination and help you dream. But why, oh why?! Because it’s fun, is obviously the most important reason, but I also have a more serious one.
Objects, but also intangible concepts like rituals, definitions, standards, etc., often have been with us for such a long time, that we tend to forget they are not carved in stone. Their value and function changes over time. That means that everything can actually be anything, but only if we would allow ourselves to look beyond their presumable meaning. And this is where imagination comes in.
Imagination is synonym for experiment, exploring, playing, being amazed, alternative worlds, and new perspectives. It transforms a seemingly boring object, ritual or whatever, into the most wonderful creature that can walk on water and is as big as a city. Imagination creates space to think, to breathe, and to get beyond the obvious. It makes you more flexible, a kind of brain yoga to loosen up the fixed joints in your head. In the end something frivolous as imagination and playing is the motor for creativity and thus innovation. And we could use a bit of that right now.
Go to facebook.com/Toolbox.for.Imagination to see what people built with the Toolbox during Dutch Design Week 2013.
Toolbox for Imagination is for rent and for sale. You can also commission me to design the process so it meets your personal question. Please contact me if your interested or just curious in using the Toolbox in your organisation!