Chapter events - Belgium

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.



  • International keynote and workshop on the cultural exploration of urban challenges
  • Human centered design in the city: methodology, tools and cases – Part 1


  • Creative studio tour in Antwerp with Antwerp Powerd By Creatives (APBC)
  • Hands on workshop on citizen driven science and inclusive design


  • Human centered design in the city: methodology, tools and cases – Part 2
  • Inspirational talks in the city on ‘How to get things done?’, from the perspective of social innovators and artists


  • Your conference: informal and peer-to-peer learning
  • Creative bureaucracy: shaking up the public potential
  • International keynote and workshop on the impact of digital technologies in urban design


  • Going underground: the invisible layers of the city – prototyping and storytelling workshop
  • Human centered design in the city: methodology, tools and cases – Part 3
  • Closing moment

Study credits (ECTS)

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

  1. Participants will prepare themselves for this summer school with a literature study.
  2. Participants have to be present during the full summer school.
  3. Participants will research, participate, design, present, etc. their work (different themes). There will be a form of permanent (forming) evaluation grade and curative grading at the end with a comprehensive retrospect on the summer school topics, lessons learned and how it affects their future work.


The target groups of this summer school are:

  • master students
  • design and other professionals related to social innovation
  • Service Design Network (SDN) Belgium members

Depending on the profile, we can exceptionally take in 3rd Bachelor students too.

Special discount for SDN members is available:

If SDN members register, they have to formulate that in their application, they can receive 150 EUR discount (600 for the entire week instead of 750 for professionals).

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