In a nutshell


The 2020 edition was cancelled due to the Covid-19 outbreak.
Dates 2021 will be announced soon!


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.  


Campus Mutsaard, University of Antwerp, Belgium


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, 3rd year Bachelor students can be accepted as well.

External partners

Service Design Network | SDN Belgium, !Drops



Course description

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

Registration Fee

Students: €250

Professionals: €750 

SDN members: €600 

Fee includes course material, coffee breaks, one group dinner and social activities. Does not include lunch, accommodation or travel costs.


University of Antwerp Students are entitled to a refund of €150.

Limited number of reduced fees of €50 available for refugees.

Application details

Online through Mobility Online 

Application Deadline

Will be announced by December 2020

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