Antwerp, Belgium

re-ACT by design

when 14 February 2022 - 18 February 2022
language English
duration 1 week
credits 3 EC
fee EUR 350

re-ACT by design is the annual International Design Workshop (IDW) week organised by the Faculty of Design Sciences at the University of Antwerp and the Royal Academy of Fine Arts of the AP University College. The aim of the IDW week is to explore the power and capacity of design to tackle those lines of fracture and socially engage by design. Beyond re-search by design, students and tutors re-act by design.

The IDW week is open to radical pedagogical experiences, which open the eyes, change sides and widen thinking. It stimulates crossing disciplinary boundaries.

IDW2022 will be the third edition in a row that focusses on what is seen as the most epic construction project of Antwerp in the XXI century: the capping of the ring road. If the ring road is seen as, an almost literal, line of fracture, how then can the capping of the road be seen as sealing the fracture, and setting an agenda towards a better world?

International workshop tutors will take an articulated stance in co-designing “the meantime” of these construction works, in a common adventure with an interdisciplinary group of 15 to 18 master students.

Course leader

Johan De Walsche

Target group

Master students in Design Sciences (architecture, interior architecture, product design, urban planning, heritage studies) and Art

Credits info

3 EC
3 ECTS credits are awarded upon successful completion of the programme. All certificates of completion are issued as a micro-credential.

Fee info

EUR 350: Fee includes participation in the workshop week. It does not include travel, accommodation or lunch.