Ellen Bokkinga (1975) works as a concept developer, creative consultant, writer and guest lecturer. She works in and beyond the domains of business, creative industries, branding, food, education, hospitality and urban planning. She is the founder of The New Verbalizers, an office for idea development & knowledge sharing. Her research blog New Verbalizing is focused on how new communication systems, urban community projects and self-navigating tools can change the way we live, learn and work. Currently, she is participating in the redevelopment of an office building into a new workspace in Amsterdam Southeast, including the design of a special brainstorm room for city development (w/Glamourmanifest/Saskia Beer).
Recent projects in business, branding, education and culture: concept development for RAI Hotel (w/Hotels Above), concept development for a new city hub in a former office building in Amsterdam Southeast (w/Glamourmanifest), concept development/curation for urban interventions in public space in AmstelIII (w/Glamourmanifest), input about networks and interdisciplinary thinking for a #salon of Het Nieuwe Instituut, input for a new brand concept for Museum Marres in Groningen (w/Vandejong), a presentation about “Cultural Leadership” for Coca Cola Nederland, creative consultancy for TEDxAmsterdamED, content development for the exhibition “Blue Jeans” (w/Central Museum Utrecht), content development for the exhibition “De Etende Mens / The Eating Men” (w/Premsela & Designhuis), input for the #cityofthefuture-brainstorm for Museon (w/Pop-Up City), a workshop on ‘How to Sell Your Idea to Clients’ for the University of Applied Arts (HvA) in Amsterdam, providing feedback to story ideas for Willem de Kooning Academie students, lecture Scenario-storytelling for Lifestyle Studies Fontys students, brainstorming during the Open School Event for MU Eindhoven.