What role will city centres play after the pandemic?


Villa Vigoni

Project period

May 2021 — November 2021


Design Sprint

Working method



Call to Action

Our expertise

New Working Spaces


German Research Foundation (DFG)


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Design Sprint with international experts and practitioners at Villa Vigoni (Italy)

Under the auspices of Villa Vigoni, Italy, and funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG), European decision-makers and researchers from various social science disciplines took part in a one-day joint Design Sprint seminar on 25 October. The Design Sprint was conceived by Multiplicities-Berlin with Susy Silva from Lisbon, Portugal, Dr Steve Harding from Birmingham, UK, and Dr Bastian Lange, Berlin/Leipzig, Germany. 15 participants developed ideas and criteria for the revitalisation of inner-city spaces.

The results can be summarised as follows: Changing work habits need localised and cost-effective infrastructures such as new workspaces, coworking options and other communal meeting places. As a facilitator, Multiplicities can provide local communities and action groups with an initial “what to do now” checklist to advocate for needed spaces in urban and suburban areas. As this is a social rescue effort, it needs to be community-orientated, easily accessible and low-cost.

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