dr. (Emiel) EA Rijshouwer

dr. (Emiel) EA Rijshouwer
Academic Researcher Erasmus School of Social and Behavioural Sciences Department of Public Administration and Sociology/ Sociology
Location
Burg. Oudlaan 50, Rotterdam
Room
T15-44
Telephone
+31104082068
Email
rijshouwer@essb.eur.nl

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Emiel Rijshouwer is Academic Researcher at the Department of Sociology at Erasmus University Rotterdam.

I was trained as an industrial design engineer. As a designer, trend researcher and future explorer I used to be involved in the development of innovative products and services. Innovation is usually approached from a technological point of view, but I have always been fascinated by the question under which societal circumstances new products and services come to being and in which social contexts these do or do not function. This made me pursue a master's degree in social sciences. 

Right now I am studying self-organization, both online as in urban contexts. The seemingly spontaneous development of…

Emiel Rijshouwer is Academic Researcher at the Department of Sociology at Erasmus University Rotterdam.

I was trained as an industrial design engineer. As a designer, trend researcher and future explorer I used to be involved in the development of innovative products and services. Innovation is usually approached from a technological point of view, but I have always been fascinated by the question under which societal circumstances new products and services come to being and in which social contexts these do or do not function. This made me pursue a master's degree in social sciences. 

Right now I am studying self-organization, both online as in urban contexts. The seemingly spontaneous development of Wikipedia, Free and Open Source Software communities, neighborhood enterprises, urban gardens, local energy cooperatives, and networks for sharing services is often regarded as a harbinger of social transformation. The suggestion is that the initiative and the responsibility for the production of common facilities is no longer centrally coordinated. Whether or not supported by professionals, citizens and civil society organizations are supposed to "take matters into their own hands." But how exactly does that work and how do these open and self-organizing communities differ from ‘traditional’, supposedly bureaucratic, hierarchical and closed organizations?

      • E.A. Rijshouwer & J.L. uitermark (2017). Citizenship as enterprise: the transformation of Amsterdam community centers into community enterprises. In M. van Ham, D. Reuschke, R. Kleinhans, C. Mason & S Syrett (Eds.), Entrepreneurial neighbourhoods: Towards an understanding of the economies of neighborhouds and communities (Entrepreneurship, space and place) (pp. 270-294). Cheltenham UK; Northampton USA: Edward Elgar
      • E.A. Rijshouwer, D. de Roeck & P. Lesage (2014). Streetstarters: catalysing social cohesion at street level. In P.E. Rodgers & J. Yee (Eds.), The Routledge Companion to Design Research (pp. 490-503). Abingdon, New York: Routledge
  • Technology, Policy and Society

    Title
    Technology, Policy and Society
    Year
    2018
    Year level
    (Bachelor 3) (Bachelor 3)
  • Academic Researcher

    University
    Erasmus University Rotterdam
    School
    Erasmus School of Social and Behavioural Sciences
    Department
    Department of Public Administration and Sociology/ Sociology
    Country
    The Netherlands
    Telephone
    +31104082068

Address

Visiting address

Burg. Oudlaan 50 3062 PA Rotterdam

Postal address

Postbus 1738 3000 DR Rotterdam