It looks like just a nice blue-coloured piece of cloth that is sticky on one side. You tape it to a wall with the sticky side on the front, and there you are. Well, not quite.
It’s a tool that has never let me down so far. So what’s so special about it?
First of all, the sticky wall is a tool used in the Technology of Participation (ToP), as developed by the Institute of Cultural Affairs in the USA (ICA-USA). So it’s not just a gadget, it is part of a way of working, a participatory approach. I was trained in this methodology by Simon Koolwijk and have used it for around 10 years now.