CampUS is a design project developed by the Polimi DESIS lab at the  Politecnico di Milano in Milan, Italy. This project is the eighth project in the series of thematic areas. All projects are activities carried out by the Laboratories of DESIS Network and respond to the call of thematic areas, whose objectives can be seen here.

CampUS is a research project aiming at creating create spaces on university campuses as incubators for social practices in which actions to foster social relations can be developed, trialled and prototyped with a method based on co-design and participatory design and to develop a “landscape” of permanent actions with the potential to result in social enterprises, through a process of virtuous exchange with the aforementioned prototyping actions.

The project it is based on four actions: urban agriculture;  social web neighbourhood tv;  temporary and itinerant pavilion for local associations activities and business modelling for actions long term sustainability.

Developed at the Politecnico di Milano’s Bovisa Campus and Milan’s Zone 9 district, this project constituted the actual case study where actions to concretely involve citizens and other social actors have been tested, making it possible to explore original methods for creating relations between stakeholders.

More information about this project are available at the bottom of this page, please check the PDF file and here.