Welcome to the Living Room!


The Migrationlab “Welcome to the Living Room!” Experience (WTTLR) is a public living room, co-designed and co-created together with migrants, refugees, asylum seekers and local communities in different European urban spaces. 

The Migrationlab public living room is a safe space of encounter and communication, which enables these communities to come together to get to know each other, share life experiences and stories by using different artistic forms, and start a conversation about how to live together in the same street, neighbourhood or city. 



Other European cities will follow



The Migrationlab WTTLR Experience takes shape through a co-design process, where different communities think and work together on creating this space of encounter and dialogue in their neighbourhood or city, according to their needs, feelings, ideas and creativity. 




European urban spaces we transformed to a
Migrationlab public living room:

 Artistic spaces, art galleries, a room in a former bread factory, the attic of a museum and a fisherman refugee boat we sailed with on Amsterdam waters, that transported 282 refugees from Egypt to Lampedusa. 

We travelled to different European countries, cities, and different neighborhoods within the same city. 



Discover our Public Living Rooms and Co-Design Workshops in cities across Europe through photos and videos


Migrationlab Co-Design Workshop
World Recipe Exchange
Limerick, Ireland // November 18, 2017


"Diverse City" Co-Design Workshop
A follow up event of Peace through Culture, a citizens' dialogue
Laaktheater, The Hague // October 12, 2017


Co-Design Workshop
SKILL UP - skills empowerment of refugees
Bari, Italy // June 20-21, 2017

Migrationlab, Partner of Peace through Culture - a citizens' dialogue,  
by European Cultural Foundation
Peace Palace, The Hague // May 10, 2017

Co-Design Workshop
@The Hague University of Applied Sciences
April 26, 2017


Welcome to the Living Room
@Stukafest Rotterdam
February 16, 2017

10th Welcome to the Living Room
@NIFFO Galerie Rotterdam
October 26, 2016

Welcome to the Living Room Co-Design Workshop
@NIFFO Galerie Rotterdam
Sept 18, 2016

Welcome to the Living Room @Humanity House
July 2, The Hague

Welcome to the Living Room, Amsterdam
May 7, 2016

We transformed Humanity House, museum and educational platform, to a public living room.

Mr. Friday refugee boat transported 282 people from Egypt to Italy in 2013.

Welcome to the Living Room, Amsterdam
April 30, 2016

Welcome to the Living Room Participatory Workshop
March 30, The Hague

On board of Mr. Friday sailing on Amsterdam waters // April 30, 2016

Leiden University College The Hague // March 30, 2016

Welcome to the Living Room
Spotlight:Romania. A Film and Photography Festival, The Hague

Welcome to the Living Room
Vienna Design Week 2015

GEMAK Art Gallery //  October 22, 2015

Brotfabrik // September 25 -October 4, 2015

Welcome to the Living Room
Verein08 Vienna, March 5, 2015

Verein08 // March 5, 2015

More videos documenting different Migrationlab Living Rooms are available on our Youtube Channel @migrationlab


Research and further development of this concept were supported in 2016 by the European Cultural Foundation through the Idea Camp Build The City R&D Grant.


"Welcome To The Living Room!" project got additional support from the Swedish incubator for cultural and social initiatives, KLUMP Subtopia.