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Inside blog: Mind Mill

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From raw ideas to refined solutions.

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Mind Mill builds on creativity in the Baltic Sea region, with the aim of transforming the region into the most creative place for business on the continent. The project envisions bringing creative young people together and helping them jumpstart their careers and at the same time connecting them with businesses and organisations, that have yet to realise how valuabe creativity can be. This will be achieved by creating a space, where young creative people can come together and work on the issues that are affecting the Baltic Sea Region.

See more at building.themindmill.eu.

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Video Inspiration

A part from working on what we want our video to say, writing a script and storyboarding the key details of our project, we wanted to look at videos that had a simple illustrative style to inspire our own film. Here are some of the ones we like.

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TAPE.lt

As a way to share our idea as succinctly as possible in a short period of time, as well as showcase some of the creative talent that exists in the Baltic region, we are working with a fantastic Lithuanian-based digital agency to produce a short video for our presentation. Here is a sample reel of some of their video work.

TAPE.lt

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Organization Sketch

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An updated organizational map and the first use of our project’s name—Mind Mill.

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Our Idea (has evolved)

Over the weekend in Nida, Lithuania we had several great meetings with visiting guests who helped us better identify the problem we wanted to address and how to better shape our idea. It has evolved from an invite only workshop for open-ended exploration to a select team of young creatives working together in a studio for a set period of time on a specific project.

Our idea is to see the Baltic Sea Region become the most creative place for business on the continent. We will address the objectives of the European Union Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region (EUSBSR) with innovative solutions developed by teams of young creative professionals. These solutions will be developed in a studio environment by a multidisciplinary team of Pan Baltic creatives during intensive quarterly project sessions.

The studio will improve business cooperation in the region and provide the young creative participants with more business confidence to accelerate their careers.  The studio’s projects will support EUSBSR Flagship projects, regional businesses and build a network of the region’s creative talent in the process.

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Super agency with super heroes

We are in beautiful Nida working on our project. It has been a couple of intense and interesting days filled with workshops, remodeling of our projects, gaining insight and it’s not over yet.

 

Projekt

The visual description of our Project

 

 

Teamwork by keeping the paper from flying away with shoes.

Teamwork by keeping the paper from flying away with shoes.

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Forcing Rapolas to take a picture of us working.

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hubvilnius a place to co-work & collaborate

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This is a joint work under the same roof with other professionals from different fields and businesses. This is an innovative approach to the workplace. Imagine a student cafes with wi-fi, a business club and office combination. Mixing these things get a center that can work in different disciplines, reveal their creativity and encourages cooperation and initiatives. This is an opportunity to create your own or join other teams and fully develop.

[Our space is] Creative, disturbing, with a good internet connection and all possible amenities. Designed to work 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Continuously improve and make changes in order to become most desirable jobs in Lithuania and the Baltic.

HUBVILNIUS

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STPLN in Malmö

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STPLN is an open house available for those who want to produce and take part in cultural, develop an idea or create a prototype in one of our workshops. We are an open and available projection of ideas, we focus primarily on just practical production – more craft than the “light work.”

With us you can test ideas, gain access to useful resources and help with the development of ideas. We offer exhibition opportunities, stage and stage technology, a garage and workshop opportunities. You contribute to your idea or your project and we will give you a place to implement it.

STPLN can be used by independent producers, organizers, artists, and other people with creative ideas who lack space and / or tools. A common misunderstanding is that STPLN just for young people. It’s not true. Here, we are intergenerational.

We work primarily in the following areas:

  • Culture (the arts)
  • Technology / Innovation
  • Design
  • Education
  • Craft (the crafts)

And we would like to see your idea or your project is characterized by the following:

  • Sustainability (social, economic or ecological)
  • Social responsibility
  • Originality
  • Entrepreneurship
  • An exploratory attitude
  • Individual project 

STPLN

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Summit

Summit’s mission is to catalyze entrepreneurship, address global issues, support artistic achievement, and build community in an effort to make our world a more joyful place.

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Summit Eden, the permanent home of Summit, is a residential community designed with the vision of creating an epicenter of innovation in the heart of the Wasatch Mountains. Tucked on the southern side of Powder Mountain, in the town of Eden, Utah, it’s a new kind of neighborhood, where friends, family, and the leaders of today and tomorrow gather in an environment created to catalyze personal and collective growth.

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Summit Series is proud to announce Summit at Sea. Three days. One voyage. An ocean of possibilities.

Summit

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Design Market

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I’ve always appreciated the concept behing DesignTorget in Sweden. It’s a storefront that sells Scandinavian design. The collection is curated and designers submit their work to be sold there. There is a jury that selects the artwork and they have a collaboration with several art & design schools in the region.

In 1993 he was asked to confront a large and “hopeless” surface in the Culture House’s ground floor. It was slump, with many designers and inventors unemployed, and Jerry started thinking about creating a marketplace for designers and their products. Thus was born the Design Market, and at first the designers delivered their products directly on pallets, which were set up in the premises.

During the years that have passed have Designtorget grown to 17 stores in Sweden and Norway and webshop and has become a familiar concept for those who are interested in design, interior design or just a fun gift.

The company still meets a jury every week and pick out the products that will be sold in stores.This approach and collaboration with Konstfack, Beckmans, HDK and other design schools is unique within the Swedish retail, and has contributed to Design square’s strong brand name and successes.

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