The Design Sciences Hub is a research, design, and innovation hub on a mission to provide answers towards the most challenging and wicked urban problems of our time. We bring innovation by using the power of design. 

We prefer to work in a collaborative setting with partners from academia, government, industry and civil society. Only by combining the expertise from these worlds, the systemic change we aim for is feasible. Together with the client DSH works out a tailor-made partnership, process and methodology. Our unique position in the University gives us the possibility to build a matching multidisciplinary expert team for the concrete question or more abstract challenge the clients brings along.

We offer scientific studies, expert advice, possible future scenario’s, foresight workshops, policy recommendations and proof of concepts

We work as an ecosystem at the Beacon, as part of the UAntwerpen core valorization team of metropolitanism. We work in close collaboration with University of Antwerp Faculty of Design Sciences and the research groups/teams of

  • IDLab
  • Antwerp Design Factory
  • Urban Studies Institute
  • IMDO

With Stadsform, we position the Design Sciences Hub in an ongoing debate.