“have we met?”2019-02-20T07:32:52+00:00

Project Description

Welcome Home – CO-LIVING 2020


Call for Participation

Call for participation in an interdisciplinary design workshop at the TU Munich:

Get to know new, creative design processes! Design concepts, business ideas, products, apps or innovative spatial configurations for an urban community.

Digitally networked, locally at home! What role does community play in a time when borders are blurred, we communicate via networks and platforms, and we live and work on a project-basis? A pop-up model between Open House and Open Source, non-binding and binding – depending on the stage of life? A festival stage with changing activities? A service offer as a lifestyle trend? A further development of the Sharing Economy and Creative Commons? What can be digitized is now digitized. But should it be? How can a virtual social media community enliven or even enrich a physical space?

In an interdisciplinary workshop, spatial, technological and social innovations will be developed for transforming a temporary community into a community of change agents, visionaries and entrepreneurs. A new co-living model in Munich for the urban spaces of our world. Seed your idea!

Community Design Lab

Over 2.5 days, up to eight interdisciplinary teams of experts and master-students from the fields of architecture, design, business administration, sociology, engineering, computer science, politics and science will develop spatial, technological and social innovations using new design thinking methods. Get to know new creative design processes, expand your potential in an interdisciplinary team, and profit from the expertise of renowned experts. Be part of an international research project to activate a new design and development method.

The Community Design Lab is funded within the framework of the Erasmus+ programme of the European Union. BauHow5 – implemented in co-operation with UnternehmerTUM, MINI LIVING and DETAIL at the TU Munich.

Be part of it

We are looking for experts and students from all disciplines of architecture and design, from the fields of management and business administration, technology, engineering, politics, sociology and computer science. Anyone who thinks integrally across industries and wants to develop new ideas can play their part. The multi-stage creative development process of the Design Sprint will consist of keynote talks, working sessions, interviews, analysis, consulting, presentation phases, the development of prototypes and a final public pitch to present the idea to potential customers.

The three experts, On Community – The Social: Dr. Kerstin Sailer, The Bartlett School of Architecture – UCL, Layla Keramat, Executive Creative Director, frogdesign and Philip Tidd, Principal / Head of Consulting Europe, Gensler, will be available as catalysts for interviews. Facilitators from MINI Living, the start-up accelerators URBAN X and unternehmerTUM, the architecture journal DETAIL and the Technical University of Munich will support the teams throughout the entire duration of the workshop. Take advantage of the bundled know-how, the coaching by experts and the opportunity to promote your own ideas and concepts on the topic of Shared Living and Community.

Send your application, consisting of a short cover letter, a statement or an idea that you would like to contribute and a brief CV by March 12, 2019: welcome-home@detail.de

The Design Sprint will be held in English. The TU Munich team will select suitable candidates from all the submissions and assign them to interdisciplinary working groups. Participation is free of charge.



Wed 20.03. / 18:00 – 21:00
Public event: »Have We Met? Designing Social Hubs for Urban Nomads”  

Intro Session and Get-Together, Weißer Saal, TU Munich

Thu, 21.03. / 08:30 – 17:30
Design Sprint: Community Design Lab, Context & Ideation

Weißer Saal, TU Munich

Fri, 22.03. / 08:30 – 17:30
Design Sprint: Community Design Lab, Concept & Finalization

Weißer Saal, TU Munich

Fri, 22.03. / 18:00 – 21:00,
Public event: Pitches of the ideas/concepts/products from the Design Sprint

Vorhoelzer Forum, TU Munich