Partners of the Districts of Creativity Network (DC Network) visited Noord-Brabant for four exciting days last week. Representatives from all Districts (for example, Rio de Janeiro, Catalunia, Karnataka, Baden-Würthenberg) were present, including Hong Kong as the most recent member.
From 2 April to 13 April, students of the Master in Imagineering went on an 11-day field trip to South Africa, visiting both Cape Town and Pretoria. Central to this trip was a design assignment tapping into the image and identity of the rainbow nation.
Pieter de Rooij will give a CRM course for executives from the cultural sector. The 6-day programme is organised together with network organisation Cultuurmarketing in Utrecht.
In Dutch news programmes RTL Z and RTL Nieuws, Arend Hardorff talked about a solution to the declining turnover of fairs.
Academy for Leisure employees Peter van der Aalst and Laura van de Voort wrote an article about Breda’s ambition to create an identity for itself as a city of dance. Together with the municipal executive councillors, dance professionals and local stakeholders they explored the feasibility of fulfilling this ambition.
From 19 to 21 April, an international group of students will join forces to find creative solutions to social issues: Health, Mobility and Agrofood.
How happy are the Dutch? What are our happiness triggers? How important are free time, tourism and events in this matter? The Academy for Leisure is organising a Night of Happiness to take place on Thursday 21 April. Presentations and speeches will be given by, among others, Marc de Hond (DWDD) and Suzan Lindhout, the NHTV alumna who initiated ‘Doneer je deken’ to help out our refugees.
On 25 February 2016, the Master in Imagineering celebrated its 10-year anniversary. The anniversary celebrations were combined with the annual alumni network meeting. Communication Centre made a short video impression of this day.
Six Attractions & Theme Parks Management students spent 20 weeks on their minor assignment for Europa-Park. They had to develop a live cooking catering experience and came up with poffertjes, a traditional Dutch treat. It is the first time that an NHTV minor project is actually carried out by Europa-Park, the best European leisure park.
The Academy for Leisure organises track trips for first-year Leisure Management students who are going to have to choose a track in their second year. Social Innovation, one of the tracks, strongly believes in co-creation, which is why not only first-year Leisure Management students were invited, but also Social Innovation students and colleagues.