"How do we avoid generating so much waste in our operating theater?" The question is what Medisch Spectrum Twente is struggling with, as part of their desire to make the hospital more sustainable. A beautiful, exciting and relevant question - which is central to the next nano challenge that we at EnschedeLAB are organizing in the fourth quartile.

During four half-days (spread over four weeks), participating students work together on this issue, using the Responsible Futuring method that we have now gained three experience with. We do this bilingually, in order to make the program accessible to foreign students as well. In this blog post you will find the program from the past times, both in image and text .

Nano-challenge IV will take place (most likely online) on Thursdays 20 May, 27 May, 3 and 10 June. If we work online, we do that each of those Thursdays during a half day, probably the afternoon. We expect you to participate in each of those half-days and that you do (some) elaboration and preparation in between.

In total we have room for 25 to 30 students from ROC van Twente, Saxion Hogescholen, ArtEZ / AKI and University of Twente. Would you like to work on this issue, learn to think like a designer, and experience how you work together with students from other study programs? Then register directly via this site , or via your teacher.

For inspiration, you will find below a video of the artist Maria Koijck, who made a work of art from all the waste that was caused during a breast operation she underwent: