Boyscout Designer

The frayed edges of the public space is the area Bouke Bruins works in. With his project Boyscout Designer he is uniting the world of design with the world of the boy scouts by creating playful interventions. His starting point is that the (over-)shaping of public space leads to extreme regulation which in turn makes users passive. Boy scouts are taught to engage with their environment in an active and responsible manner. The Boyscout Designer is a model for Bouke Bruins to explore his opportunities as a designer.


The Boyscout Designer understands how  to bend rules on behalf of his design, works from the perspective of the user, and gets involved with the community. He travels both village and city, and keeps his eyes open for new initiatives, places, objects and services. The Boyscout Designer shares his experiences online and offline and combines design with research. The Boyscout Designer creates guerilla-interventions which provoke reaction in the city of Eindhoven, for a nicer, more stimulating and efficient public space. The concept of the Boyscout Designer can furthermore, just like the boy scouts, grow into a movement; a network of users and designers who together pursue a bottom-up approach to using public space.


As a Boyscout Designer I'm always looking forward on sharing my view on public space. For talks or presentations please contact me.

For current updates on the Boyscout project check @boyscoutdesigner



Talks:            Performing Public Space 2019

                     Performing public  space- Fontys Hogeschool Tilburg - 2019
                     Willem de Koning Rotterdam - 2019

                     Performing public  space- Fontys Hogeschool Tilburg - 2018

                     Ontbijten met designers - Eindhoven - 2018

                     Pechakucha - amsterdam - 2018
                     We love public space festival - Rotterdam - 2018

                     Ontbijten met designers - Eindhoven - 2017
                     Boyscout Designer DDW - eindhoven 2017

                     Brain Awards - Eindhoven - 2017


Publications:   Boyscout Designer Handbook - Observe, react, act - 2018

                       Boyscout Designer Magazine -2017




Kanaaldijk Noord 57C - 5642 JA Eindhoven
Tel:  +31 6 21 69 24 52

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