. Lab lead:
As the founder of the Urban Leisure & Tourism Lab, urban sociologist and associate professor Roos Gerritsma was there at the start of the lab in 2015.
Design Thinking lecturer and H2020 Smartdest project leader
Dr. Guido Stompff and his research team are working at the Urban Leisure & Tourism Lab Amsterdam seeking solutions for the increasing pressure of tourism on Amsterdam.
5 questions for Guido Stompff
What is your educational background? And what are you doing now?
What do you add to the learning community that is the lab?
I help students and researchers to perform design research, which means investigating the root causes by thinking up and testing inspiring interventions. This requires a different mind-set, i.e. don’t get bogged down in big problems, but engage in playful interventions to learn what is feasible.
What is your favourite spot in Amsterdam-North?
Finish this sentence: for me, leisure and recreation mean…
… escaping from the hustle and bustle, especially in my own head.
What factors do you think are key for the positive development of the tourism, recreation and events industries?
The transition from consuming thought-out experiences to the creation of new and shared experiences.