The event is promoted by the United Nations with the aim of sensitizing and creating awareness among citizens on the New Urban Agenda.
The Campus is designed as an open space for workshops and seminars, an opportunity to share and promote positive urban transformations.
Main outcome of the Right to the Future international debate will be a set compelling visions for the future of Palermo.
Through the Intensive School, we will transform those visions into real plans.
Five days to understand, innovate and prototype solutions for Palermo’s most challenging urban issues and, if they work there, for the whole world.
Thirty international participants will get funnelled into an intensive program that will look at human-centered design as a medium to tackle pressing urban problems and inspire new hopes for the future of cities.
Citizens will be our starting point, technology and Service Design will be our tools, prototyping our way to start new possible ventures.
Intensive School introduction
Field research activities
Knowledge & ideas sharing
Team forming and stakeholder analysis
User Centred Design
Service design thinking approach to urban innovation
Turn ideas into tangible service experiences
Validating concepts with users and iterate
Business thinking and Social impact
Pitch to city leaders and civil society
Connecting projects, people and experiences
DEEP DIVE INTO A CHALLENGING CONTEXT
Palermo is a complex city, with its multi-layered culture, history and architecture: an ideal place to stress test your ability to innovate in a urban environment.
WORK ON REAL PROJECTS AND LEARN TRANSFERABLE SKILLS
Learning by design, working with local stakeholders and professionals: tackle practical briefs and move from vision to project.
BRING VALUE AND DELIVER HIGH SOCIAL IMPACT
Be a changemaker: take your skills and experience to improve civil society and citizen’s life.
CONNECT WITH PROFESSIONAL COMMUNITY
Develop an international network, meet potential collaborators, exchange knowledge and learn from your peers.
ENJOY SICILIAN SPRING
From street food to sunny sightseeing, discover the vibrant social life of a multicultural city.
Develop a holistic understanding of complex multi-stakeholder projects: zoom out and zoom in from system to detail
Design for and with people: a citizen’s centric approach to urban innovation starting with user needs and behaviours
Learn how to use qualitative research techniques and how to transform data into actionable insights and opportunities for innovative services
Build service prototypes: how to validate ideas, test and iterate with users, from physical architecture to intangible interactions
Learn to communicate effectively and sell your value proposition to clients, stakeholders and beneficiaries