Who are we?

Summ( )n has started in 2010 from the idea of its two co-founders, Slava Kozlov and Katerina Khomenchuk (one could as well described Summ()n as a good and old-fashioned ‘family business’.

The idea behind Summ()n has attracted more people, and Summ( )n has been joined by a number of associates from various fields (research, design and IT), who were interested to work on this interaction of ‘future studies’ and ‘seriois games. This included

Otto Kokke

Nikolay Yaremko

Zoe Kulsariyeva

Alexei Kulakov

Some of them are still with us, while others have chosen another avenues. For example, we are proud to be friends with a very original musician and a frontman of an extremely avant-garde collective Dead Neanderthals – also known as Otto Kokke!

During last five years we collaborated with many interesting individual entrepreneurs and companies and organizations, with many of whom we have developed lasting working relationships and partnerships.

Alexei Levene
(UK/India)

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Lorna Goulden
(The Netherlands)

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Alannah Sandehl
(USA)

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Willem Kars & Joris Jacobs (Netherlands)

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In 2012 Summ( )n joined an international 12 members strong network of design research agencies called Reach that connected us to a large community of pioneering professionals in this field and made capable to design and conduct truly global projects.

This is the picture from our bi-annual reunion, held in Eindhoven, The Netherlands. Read more about GOOD’13 – The Great Outdoors Of Design.

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We believe that knowledge about today’s realities, constant efforts to explore the futures, and permanent changes of yourself on this way are essential for innovation. But these are not the only things that are needed – we work with designers and scientists, engineers, businessmen. We also work with artists, academia, media and governments – because all these expertise are required for innovation projects, too.

It is not about ‘the more, the merrier’. It’s about brining the right forces of innovation in the right moment of time.