About

Curiosity Shop works in the intersection of divergent communities and sectors from health care, business, science to art & design. Our core competency is to integrate a human-to-human centered approach & sociocultural understandings in complex and often groundbreaking challenges. Another priority is to facilitate positive change and new solutions. In previous years we have participated in and led various international projects related to innovation, design thinking, complex and creative problem solving, experience design and future thinking.

Ethnographic research
Innovation facilitation
Social design

What we do

A selection of projects, workshops, lectures and activities over the past years.

Services

Ethnographic research
Curiosity Shop specialises in ethnographic research. We immerse in diverse lifeworlds and cultures to truly understand people and their experiences, needs, habits, mind-sets and desires in an increasingly complex and unpredictable social landscape. We translate human behaviour and sociocultural insights into actionable guidelines for social change, innovation, product and service development, brand strategy and more.
Innovation & Change facilitation
Curiosity Shop, often together with selected partners, also offer capacity building and inspiration in the form of design thinking lectures and workshops, co-creation labs, experience and service design, future scenarios, systems thinking and various creativity tools.
Social Design
How can we build better societies or create cultures of innovation and trust? Surprising things might develop from the petri dishes in our social experimentarium! How about reimagining democratic dialogues, introducing the first compliment elevator in the world, thought-provoking messages in public spaces, and redesigning meetings and conversations?

News

The informed consumer – Swedish study now released!

The Informed Consumer study conducted by Finnish design agency Kuudes Kerros in partnership with Curiosity Shop and professor Arto O. Salonen has revealed that the meaning of responsible consumption have changed. New responsible consumption no longer means sacrifice, it’s about contributing to one’s own happiness. Ethical choices are made in order to find inner balance, not as a […]

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Reimagening markets with new partner Gemic

Early 2016, Curiosity Shop started to work with Finnish innovation and strategy consultancy Gemic and has since then carried out ethnographic research, trend spotting, co-creation & analysis sessions in Sweden for several exciting projects. Gemic explore transformative ways to re-articulate industry and category boundaries from a human perspective. Forward looking companies partner with them to reimagine […]

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Merging anthropology with art

We are very happy to announce a rather unusual synthesis between Curiosity Shop and the visionary artist couple Lundahl & Seitl. The aim of the collaboration is to approach social and elusive phenomena such as empathy and trust from both a social-scientific and artistic perspective. The main vehicle for this exploration will be Lundahl & Seitl’s ground breaking artistic […]

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Founder and network

Would you like to reimagine, rethink or redesign? Our cross-boundary "shop" of independent thought leaders, can be constellated in different forms depending on the challenge. Here you can find change agents, social designers, innovation strategists, experience designers, artists, critical thinkers, researchers, scientists, meeting- and conversation designers and more.

Erika Tanos - FOUNDER CURIOSITY SHOP

Erika Tanos - FOUNDER CURIOSITY SHOP

Innovation anthropologist | human insight expert | cross disciplinary muse

Prefers to work in the intersection of diverse fields to tackle societal challenges where she provides a human-to-human centered approach and socio-cultural understanding. Experience from various international projects related to innovation, complex problem solving & design thinking.

    Lundahl & Seitl

    Lundahl & Seitl

    Independent Artists & visionaries

    Pioneering in the fields of neuroscience, tech & perception, contemporary art and immersive theatre.

      Geert van den Boogard

      Geert van den Boogard

      Designing social solutions for wicked problems

      Geert is an Industrial Designer with a specialisation in design thinking and design research. In his work he focuses on finding the root of a problem and to develop solutions that improve the lives of people. He founded “Masters that Matter”, an organization that develops practical solutions for complex social and environmental challenges.

        Elin Sporrong

        Elin Sporrong

        Decision & risk analyst at Vetenskaps-rörelsen | Infolabbet

        Elin specialises in how scientific data can be generalised and applied in decision-making. Currently she is the driving force behind the book "Kritiskt tänkande - i teori och praktik".

          Bettina Schwalm

          Bettina Schwalm

          Potentialist

          Experience Designer, Researcher, Lecturer & Potentialist at the ‎KTH Royal Institute of Technology

            Giulia Gaudenzi

            Giulia Gaudenzi

            Science communicator

            Giulia is currently pursuing a Ph.D. at the Department of Neuroscience at Karolinska Institutet. She is also one of the co-founders of Unhinged Science, designing science experiences by bringing together an eclectic mix of scientists, artists, designers, educators and creators.

              Max Kleijberg

              Max Kleijberg

              Interdisciplinary researcher and PHD candidate at Karolinska Institute

              Max is an experience designer specialised in innovative healthcare. As an interdisciplinary researcher, Max often deals with the question: how can we live more constructively in a complex society?

                Pomme van Hoof

                Pomme van Hoof

                Designer, researcher and curator

                Designing experiences, encounters and events

                  Karolina Kublickiene

                  Karolina Kublickiene

                  Assoc Professor at the Karolinska Institute

                  Doctor, researcher, mother and leader. Expertise in Cardiology, Clinical Pharmacology, Clinical Trials. TEDx Stockholm advisory board member.

                    Jonas Bergvall

                    Jonas Bergvall

                    Managing partner at The 1101 experiment

                    Positive innovation for the world. Specialties: Brand strategy, innovation and ethnography.

                      Lene Andersen

                      Lene Andersen

                      Futurist at Next Scandinavia & Research associate

                      Analysing past, present & overall patterns - and developing models of the future for a more meaningful growth.

                        Hannes Dernehl

                        Hannes Dernehl

                        Serial entrepreneur & the Robin Hood of inventors

                        Founder at OpenRatio, the Enterprise Mobile Engagement Platform. Hannes is the go-to person for dozens of Swedish startups when they need help connecting with a key person, or advice on building their company.

                          Jörgen Dyssvold

                          Jörgen Dyssvold

                          Meeting strategist & designer

                          Herr Omar meeting agency | Bentigo

                            Daniel Lundqvist

                            Daniel Lundqvist

                            Consultant & CEO at NAV Lab Sweden

                            NAV Sweden driver och utvecklar en öppen infrastruktur med nätverk och mötesplatser för Hållbar Samhällsutveckling, Innovation och Lärande. Tillsammans med partners från myndigheter, näringsliv, akademi och civilsamhälle skapas gränsöverskridande samspel runt samhällets gemensamma utmaningar.

                              Kalinka Ussing

                              Kalinka Ussing

                              ART HISTORIAN AND PROJECT MANAGER AT JKPG COUNTY MUSEUM

                              Kalinka is educated in art and social anthropology and is the founder of the company Black Mountain Art. Her main interest is to create creative processes and how art can be used as a part of interdisciplinary processes of change management.

                                Another Tomorrow

                                Another Tomorrow

                                Prototyping the Future

                                  Gunlaug Östbye

                                  Gunlaug Östbye

                                  Journalist & Architect

                                    Contact us

                                    For references or for a conversation over a hot cup of Darjeeling, please drop Erika a line.

                                    Address
                                    Erstagatan 24 Stockholm, Sweden
                                    E-mail: erika.tanos@curiosityshop.se Phone: +46702882234

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