Welcome To The Living Room Co-Design Workshop

In collaboration with NIFFO Galerie/Recycle Studio

September 18, 2016 / Rotterdam


20 migrants, refugees and Dutch locals -who never met before- worked together on creating the next Migrationlab Welcome To The Living Room, the 1st one to take place in Rotterdam end of October and the 10th since the start of our project! Through creative activities moderated by our Research Team the group focused on four main topics: location, design, storytelling and the importance of creating such a space of encounter in their city/neighbourhood.

The workshop took place at NIFFO Galerie/Recycle Studio, our partner for the activities in Rotterdam this fall. The Gallery is situated in Afrikaanderswijk, the African Neighbourhood, one of the first in The Netherlands to have a majority of residents with an international background, primarily consisting of Turks, Moroccans, Surinamese, and Antilleans.

Migrationlab Research Team
Daniela Vicherat Mattar - Assistant Professor at Leiden University College The Hague with focus on diversity, citizenship and urban culture.
Gabriela Bustamante - Designer and Senior Instructor at The Hague University of Applied Sciences
Dana C. Popa - Intercultural Systemic Therapist
Laura M. Pana - Founder and Director Migrationlab 

Photo credits: Migrationlab // Günther Balatka

The development of the "Welcome To The Living Room!" project is made possible in 2016 by the European Cultural Foundation through the Idea Camp R&D Grant.