Latest updates from Human Cities

280,000 benches for Graz

Array — April, 24 2018

(How) can we transform a transition space into a common space, where people like to stay and to meet without being forced to consume? Inhabitants of the area will meet at Jakomini quarter to conquer the space.

Spring is coming at School as a Service

Array — April, 12 2018

The school year is almost finished in the two School as a Service high schools in Otaniemi, Finland. The number of applicants to the Pohjois-Tapiola high school, which is completing its first year with the SaaS concept,

Videostory – Challenging the scales of urban perception

Array — March, 25 2018

ECHELLES DE REGARDS URBAINS (“SCALES OF URBAN VISIONS”) The Saint-Etienne Higher School of Art and Design (ESADSE) participated in Human Cities with a Masterclass organized by the Laboratory Images, Narration, Documents,

Video story – Hypermatière : contributive projects, spaces and economy

Array — March, 25 2018

Hypermatière is a multidisciplinary group set up for Saint-Etienne Human Cities experimentations launched by Cité du design in 2016. Responding to Cité du design call for intitiative (CHOSE), several figures joined their forces: a designer studio and an independent designer: Captain Ludd and Magalie Rastello ;


Array — February, 20 2018

SHAPING HUMAN CITIES   Urban experiments from eleven European cities conceptualized and realized by designers, initiatives, activists, students and residents are open for discussion. In an interactive exhibition the possibilities and challenges of getting involved are to be discovered.

Human Cities

Challenging the city scale, interdisciplinary exchange platform Human Cities is a concept created in 2006 by the Belgian association Pro Materia and co-funded from 2014-2018 by the Creative Europe Programme of The European Union.