Design Centre Amsterdam (DCA), a joint initiative of AUAS, UvA, VU, AHK and the Gerrit Rietveld Academy, will on he 5th of July 2019 host a mini-symposium at the Amstel campus of the AUAS. We will explore how this new Amsterdam based platform could play an active role in helping shape education, research, and practice, anticipating the future changes in and around design in Amsterdam.