Short Course

Co-create the Future of Living

Join us in our Digital Camp on the Future of living! Together with housing corporation De Key we invite you to join in our Digital Camp to co-create the future of living and working. In short sprints, you will work together in a multi-disciplinary team to research, design and communicate a future vision on the Amsterdam area of the Knowledge Mile.

Why this Digital Camp?

Within the development of the Knowledge Mile, there is a focus on sustainability, working, education, but not so much on living. De Key is looking for a vision on living for the area, that is co-created by the various stakeholders involved, ranging from the municipality, designers, entrepreneurs and starters on the housing market.

You will work together in a small team, assisted by an experienced facilitator of Digital Society School who will guide you through all steps of the process, using methods from our Design Method Toolkit.


The Digital Camp consists of 4 important days, where you will talk to experts, design and prototype a vision for the area and transfer all gained insights to the partner.

  • 10 January 1-5pm: Expert Session with key speakers from the area of living and working:
    Hans Meyer / founder Zoku
    Jacintha Scheerder /futurologist
    Zef Hemel / professor Urban Planning
    Diana Krabbendam / founder The Beach
  • 25-26 January 930-5pm: Developing and designing a vision for the area of the Knowledge Mile (with possible stay over in one of its hotels!)
  • 7 February 2-5pm: Translate session and handover to De Key

Want to hear what the teams designed?

On February 7, we will present and handover the results of the previous days to De Key. Are you curious to see what the teams came up with, and do you want to help with putting it all into one vision? Then you are very welcome to join us!


13.30 – 14.00 Walk-in
14.00 – 14.15  Introduction Digital Camp: what did we do?
14.15 – 15.00: Presentations Visions designed by the teams
15.00 – 15.45: Designing one vision – with help of public and participants
15.45 – 16.00: Closing: what will happen next?
16.00 – 17.00 Drinks and networking!

The session will take place at Academie van de Bouwkunst, Waterlooplein 211-213, Hoge Zaal. If you want to join the presentations, please let us know by sending an email to Assia Kraan at