The program Design+Desires examines how to link the dreams, desires and needs of citizens to their virtual and real daily experiences. Design+Desires combines the output of social media, active participatory citizen research, technology, and innovative design solutions.
The objective is to find solutions and opportunities that can be implemented in the existing daily environment.
The ultimate goal is to upscale all results towards a larger infrastructure to arrive at a conceptual model for a (partly) self-organizing micro-city, arising from an unbiased assessment of latent needs of individual citizens, their desires and dreams.
The program consist of design projects, educational projects, academic research, citizen surveys, exhibitions, expert meetings, debates and lectures.
Social City is the first full-scale exercise of the Design+Desires research-and-do program.