»In the process of design, there are manifold challenges and the pure pleasure of creating. Best conditions to get to know and develop your potency.«

Isabelle Dechamps, c/o

Vision

Our vision is a society that is shaped by ALL.

Mission

More inclusion, creativity and social competence through the design of individual
Educational formats.

Strategy

We develop and implement projects and workshops, together with all institutions and stakeholders. In doing so, we guide design processes and:


- create safe spaces for experiments and discussions

- make people visible and capable of action in processes
- empower people, especially those on the margins, to shape society
- offer structures that enable collective creativity
- build bridges to break down borders
- build prototypes of utopias

Our strategy is based on the sustainable development goals of the United Nations.

Who are we?

be able is a creative collective for inclusion and integration of socially disadvantaged people through design. In 2010 the social designer Isabelle Dechamps developed the award-winning educational concept of be able in cooperation with a workshop for people with disabilities. The aim was to stimulate the creativity of the individuals, to increase their self-esteem and strengthening their social skills by enableing them to design their own products.

. Since then, the innovative approach has been steadily developed for diverse stakeholder groups and has proven to be a catalyst for creativity, social skills and inclusion. As a non-profit organization, we work throughout Germany with a competent network of designers, personnel developers and other experts.

Core Team

The core team is the operational heart of our organisation. We conceive, guide and lead the educational formats and form our network for social design and inclusion.

Founder, Project Lead, Design Thinking 

Isabelle Dechamps

Craftsmenship, Project Lead, Space and Furniture Design

Ferdinand Pechmann

Product Development, Design Thinking

Yi-Cong Lu

Design Facilitation, PR

Amélie Cayré

be able e.V.

be able operates as a non profit organisation. 

Executive Board

Benedikt Dechamps

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Executive Board

Ferdinand Pechmann

 Executive Board

Isabelle Dechamps

Madita Best

Fundraising

Kathinka Best

Legal Advice

Astrid Roettgen

Further be able associates

In our projects we collaborate with a wide network of enablers from diverse backgrounds and competencies.

If you want to become part of our active community and get involved as an enabler, get in contact with us.