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

Project Lead, Craftsmanship, Room Design

Ferdinand Pechmann

Product Development, Coaching

Yi-Cong Lu

Project Management, Design Facilitation, PR

Amélie Cayré

be able e.V.

be able is a non profit organisation.

Executive Board

Benedikt Dechamps

Executive Board

Ferdinand Pechmann

Executive Board

Isabelle Dechamps

Treasurer

Madita Best

Treasurer

Kathinka Best

Design Facilitator

Melinda Barth

Legal Advice

Astrid Roettgen

Communication

Alina Weber

Further be able associates

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

Design Facilitation, Graphic Design

Beatrice Barth

Design Facilitation, Visual Communication

Florian Huss

Design Facilitation, Product Development

Juie Jittinan Kitsumritioj

web development

Adrian Schwarzer

Sales, Design Facilitation

Antonia von Reden

Textil Design, Design Facilitation

Nina Thorwart

Personal Development, Communication Strategy

Sabine Reins