This is an initial idea from students from OPEN LAB. We are still working to bring up new ideas/improving the idea.
We are looking for solutions, for those young people who have a feeling of exclusion from society, are not working or studying and/or looking for meaningful activities.
One of the ideas that emerged from our prototyping process is to create a pop-up space in public spaces where anyone can drop in, have a cup of coffee and be on their own for a moment. They could even chat with the staff and find information available on totems about activities young adults can engage themselves with.
Build-ons from this proposal
The Inclusive Café
This idea is based on an idea of the open pop-up space acting as a bridge for the young adults to be an active part of society. The open pop-up place could be a café that welcome any citizen, but the café only employs young adults with special needs. This will make the young adults a part of society, getting them work experience, hang out with people like-minded, but at the same time interacting with other groups of society. Hopefully this will get them a purpose and strength to move on.