Ritzo ten Cate is creating social movements for a better world :-)
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Hey!

I'm a Dutch social engineer / meeting designer / photographer / public speaker based in Groningen, the Netherlands. My intention is to create a better world with more happy, healthy people. Most of my initiatives are about connecting or reconnecting people.

I'm asking for your financial support to be able to spend more time on my current initiative Caught in the App to build a global social movement on using our smartphones in a more healthy way. My grand idea is to research smartphone use in various places in the world, take pictures, show them on the web, in the media, create exhibitions and light installations, give public lectures and street photography workshops and make more things happen. My focus is currently shifting from alarming about unhealthy use towards experimenting with ideas to improve our relationships with ourselves and our smartphones.

In this TEDx-talk I'm explaining the problem and I'm inviting you to join my experimenting with an idea worth trying.

What will you get in return? What would you like to have in return? Please let me know. I will update you about my progress and inspire you with new insights, experiments, backgrounds and whatever is worth sharing with my much appreciated supporters. And I'd love to invite my Patreons to offline meetings and walks in the forest and update and inspire you with my stories. An annually big feast with food? Please share your thoughts with me. For instance at [email protected].

All amounts of money are of great support to me, so please donate whatever you like. And please contact me if you want to support me in a larger way. Just want to do a one-time donation? You can donate it right here: https://www.paypal.me/Ritzo

Caught in the App - from smartphone addiction 
to healthy use



With 'Caught in the App' I'm sharing my worries about our smartphone use and I'm inviting people to use their smartphones in a more healthy, balanced way. It started in the summer of 2016 with my own smartphone addiction and then I moved on to taking pictures of people being lost in their smartphones. In Groningen I shot over 100 portraits and had more than 200 conversations. My pictures got published in various magazines and websites and even reached the frontpage of Dutch national newspaper Trouw on Saturday. I initiated Caught in the App in the summer of 2016 and I'm still working on it. My intention is to make a substantial contribution to a global a global movement on digital nutrition / healthy smartphone use. Here you can find a link to the initial photo series: https://www.flickr.com/photos/ritzotencate/sets/72157679066111903. Besides taking pictures, I'm giving lectures on the subject, giving street photography workshops and taking people to the forest to let them experience the beauty and healing effects of nature.

Gewoon een Kop Koffie (Just a Cup of Coffee) - reconnecting homeless and non-homeless



With 'Gewoon een Kop Koffie' (Just a Cup of Coffee) we reconnected homeless and non-homeless people in Groningen by inviting homeless people to share the stories of their lives in city tours. Over 2500 people participated in our tours. And a few of our ten guides are still taking people along their lives. One of them moved into a house due to our work. All of them got got more connected. http://ritzotencate.blogspot.nl/p/gewoon-een-kop-koffie.html.

I started my work many years ago and played in many fields and subjects. You can find a more elaborate overview of my initiatives and life on my website: http://ritzotencate.com/over_mij/

Until the Summer of 2017 I was making a living mainly out of other work than my autonomous - world improving - initiatives. I was working as a meeting designer / social engineer / teacher (at University) / public lecturer / whatever comes to play. In the autumn of 2017 I realized that it's kind of weird to earn my money with other work than what I (and others) value the most and so I decided to give it a try to focus more on my autonomous work.

And now I'm smiling at you to invite you to support me - with money and other forms of appreciation :-)

Please feel free to ask any questions. Please send me an e-mail at [email protected] or give me a call at +31 6 519 10 598. Or let's have a cup of coffee or go out for a walk in the city or in good old nature.

By the way: this great great moving portrait intro video on top of my profile is part of Ismael Lotz's great great Are You Now Initiative. Do you like his work? You can support him over here: paypal.me/IsmaelLotz. :-)
Hey!

I'm a Dutch social engineer / meeting designer / photographer / public speaker based in Groningen, the Netherlands. My intention is to create a better world with more happy, healthy people. Most of my initiatives are about connecting or reconnecting people.

I'm asking for your financial support to be able to spend more time on my current initiative Caught in the App to build a global social movement on using our smartphones in a more healthy way. My grand idea is to research smartphone use in various places in the world, take pictures, show them on the web, in the media, create exhibitions and light installations, give public lectures and street photography workshops and make more things happen. My focus is currently shifting from alarming about unhealthy use towards experimenting with ideas to improve our relationships with ourselves and our smartphones.

In this TEDx-talk I'm explaining the problem and I'm inviting you to join my experimenting with an idea worth trying.

What will you get in return? What would you like to have in return? Please let me know. I will update you about my progress and inspire you with new insights, experiments, backgrounds and whatever is worth sharing with my much appreciated supporters. And I'd love to invite my Patreons to offline meetings and walks in the forest and update and inspire you with my stories. An annually big feast with food? Please share your thoughts with me. For instance at [email protected].

All amounts of money are of great support to me, so please donate whatever you like. And please contact me if you want to support me in a larger way. Just want to do a one-time donation? You can donate it right here: https://www.paypal.me/Ritzo

Caught in the App - from smartphone addiction 
to healthy use



With 'Caught in the App' I'm sharing my worries about our smartphone use and I'm inviting people to use their smartphones in a more healthy, balanced way. It started in the summer of 2016 with my own smartphone addiction and then I moved on to taking pictures of people being lost in their smartphones. In Groningen I shot over 100 portraits and had more than 200 conversations. My pictures got published in various magazines and websites and even reached the frontpage of Dutch national newspaper Trouw on Saturday. I initiated Caught in the App in the summer of 2016 and I'm still working on it. My intention is to make a substantial contribution to a global a global movement on digital nutrition / healthy smartphone use. Here you can find a link to the initial photo series: https://www.flickr.com/photos/ritzotencate/sets/72157679066111903. Besides taking pictures, I'm giving lectures on the subject, giving street photography workshops and taking people to the forest to let them experience the beauty and healing effects of nature.

Gewoon een Kop Koffie (Just a Cup of Coffee) - reconnecting homeless and non-homeless



With 'Gewoon een Kop Koffie' (Just a Cup of Coffee) we reconnected homeless and non-homeless people in Groningen by inviting homeless people to share the stories of their lives in city tours. Over 2500 people participated in our tours. And a few of our ten guides are still taking people along their lives. One of them moved into a house due to our work. All of them got got more connected. http://ritzotencate.blogspot.nl/p/gewoon-een-kop-koffie.html.

I started my work many years ago and played in many fields and subjects. You can find a more elaborate overview of my initiatives and life on my website: http://ritzotencate.com/over_mij/

Until the Summer of 2017 I was making a living mainly out of other work than my autonomous - world improving - initiatives. I was working as a meeting designer / social engineer / teacher (at University) / public lecturer / whatever comes to play. In the autumn of 2017 I realized that it's kind of weird to earn my money with other work than what I (and others) value the most and so I decided to give it a try to focus more on my autonomous work.

And now I'm smiling at you to invite you to support me - with money and other forms of appreciation :-)

Please feel free to ask any questions. Please send me an e-mail at [email protected] or give me a call at +31 6 519 10 598. Or let's have a cup of coffee or go out for a walk in the city or in good old nature.

By the way: this great great moving portrait intro video on top of my profile is part of Ismael Lotz's great great Are You Now Initiative. Do you like his work? You can support him over here: paypal.me/IsmaelLotz. :-)

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