About

Curiosity Shop operates 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.

Ethnographic research
Innovation facilitation
Social design

What we do

A selection of projects, workshops, lectures and gigs.

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

Release of the Informed Consumer Study

The Informed Consumer study conducted by design agency Kuudes 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 response to external pressure. […]

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Reimagening markets with Gemic

Early 2016, Curiosity Shop started to collaborate 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.

      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

          Ph.D. in Neuroscience - 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 Institutet

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

                  Jonas Bergvall

                  Jonas Bergvall

                  Founder of BitJoin

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

                    Lene Andersen

                    Lene Andersen

                    Chief Ideology Officer at Nordic Bildung

                    Economist, futurist, philosopher, author

                    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.

                            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