The Impact Space

The educational offering ‘The Impact Space’ offers students the space to work on a relevant societal urgency from the city of Rotterdam in an interdisciplinary context. In this first edition the student groups focused on the theme of sports and youth in Rotterdam south.


Erasmus University Rotterdam


Start: 29.08.2022
End: 03.11.2022


Rotterdam Sportbedrijf , Jeugdfonds Sport en Culture , Spidercity , Rotterdam Sportsupport , Giovanni van Bronckhorst Foundation , House of E-Sports

The learning process of this minor was based on experiential learning. It focused on guiding the students to care for and research societal matters with a curious mindset. Instead of concentrating on directly solving a rather complex and ill-defined problem, students were invited to unpack the concern and learn how to peel off different layers to grasp it better and, when necessary, rephrase it and design possible interventions. The process of problem orientation was intended to have an action-oriented approach in which students were required to interact with stakeholders in the field frequently. A part of the teachers guided the student teams and individual learning process, whereas the other teachers focused on the project (content-related). In addition, various experts came in to give workshops on for example design, futures literacy, or participatory research.


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Urban resilience and transformation | Health & Wellbeing

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