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Social innovation and human centered design in the city context


Get to know everything about social innovation and human centered design in the city context! We will be thinking and doing on superdiversity, creative storytelling, citizen driven design, creative democracy and even your own city challenge case


We offer a 5-day practical, inspiring and engaging summer school on ‘social innovation and human centered design in the city context’. Product, service and system designers (from local and international agencies), social innovators, academic researchers, and multiple other experts from (non-)profit organizations and governmental institutions will guide you through this summer school on social city design. You will be thinking and doing on the following subjects, from different perspectives:

-Superdiversity in the city

-Interactive storytelling in the city context

-Citizen driven design

-Social care, social city?

-Creative democracy

-Human centered design and city challenges (bring your own case)

Target group:

Master students in Product Development; professionals working in the field of Social Design; professionals involved in the organization, design and development of cities (public actors, academics, industry players, civil society, media and culture); Service Design Network (SDN) members.

Depending on the profile, BA3 students in Product Development can be accepted as well.

Depending on the profile, Master students from Social sciences, Architecture, Interior Architecture and Phd students with affinity to the subject.


3 ECTS credits are awarded upon successful completion of the programme. All certificates of completion are issued as a micro-credential.

Course number:
Short- en long-term programmes
Area of interest:
Architecture and Design, Art and Culture, Social Sciences
Academic year:
2021 - 2022 copy
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Contact person:

Campus Mutsaard, University of Antwerp, Belgium

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