The frayed edges of the public space is the area Bouke Bruins works in. With his project Boyscout Designer he is uniting the world of design with the world of the boy scouts by creating playful interventions.


His starting point is that the (over-)shaping of public space leads to extreme regulation which in turn makes users passive. Boy scouts are taught to engage with their environment in an active and responsible manner. The Boyscout Designer is a model for Bouke Bruins to explore his opportunities as a designer in public space.


Boyscout Designer is a growing group of people actively engaged in creating a better public space. Putting their focus on vacant space, public space in transition and the grey areas of the public Space.


The Boyscout Designer works by a written manifest. For more details - MANIFEST

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