A New Old Day

A New Old Day

Client: PGGM
In collaboration with: Noor Bongers

'A New Old Age' map maps the pension landscape, its history, developments, problems and possible solutions. 

In the south-west lies the origin of the pension system, in Noaberschap. There you find the small cooperatives, where, for example, rural communities shared their mutual risks.

Due to economies of scale and other factors, that system has grown out of sense, more to the east you see an industrial area full of money roundhouses, printing of unread reports, stagnation and waste... That system is jammed. Other possibilities have to be found. 

These can be found in the area that can be reached north via the coastal town of Canter Point. Here we find new opportunities, but also a reappraisal of old principles.

Jean is capable of visualising very complex processes and complicated matter, in a form that people can really use. I have worked with Jean several times and developed three maps together. People plan journeys, project their visions, obstacles and interest onto the map. The maps are a 'record' of a process people go through together, and even more a tool for development. They give people guidance in conveying the story, with all aspects.
Jean is extremely pleasant to work with. It is advisable to involve him in the process at an early stage. He attends sessions and brainstorms and develops his own visual world in these. During these sessions, Jean's sketches form an input for exploration of the dialogue. The maps are a showpiece of a project and retain their value. They are not a static record, but a representation of future scenarios with dynamics. This remains visible, workable and sharable. Jean's maps ask the right questions and are thus a lasting invitation. I would do it if I were you.

Noor Bongers