Re-ACT by design

Re-ACT by design is the theme of an annual series of international workshop weeks for master students architecture, interior architecture, product development, heritage studies, and urbanism and spatial planning of the Faculty of Design Sciences at the University of Antwerp.

The aim of the international workshop 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.

How can design education not only address students, but also address those lines of fracture, and induce debates, provoke questions, and set an agenda?

The International Design Workshop week is open to radical pedagogical experiences, which open the eyes, change sides and widen thinking. It stimulates crossing disciplinary boundaries. The week is jointly curated by a team of students and faculty. It provides a forum for international exchange; simultaneously, it is an informal platform for discussing design education and its agency. The first edition addressed the condition of displacement. The 2018 edition will address resilience.

Some reactions




  1. The inherent strength of an entity – an individual, a household, a community or a larger structure – to better resist stress and shock
  2. The capacity of this entity to bounce back rapidly from the impact1


Movie 2018

Have a look at the 2018 movie!
by Hannes Hulstaert



Johan De Walsche
Campus Mutsaard
Mutsaardstraat 31
2000 Antwerp


Elke Lingier
Administrative officer
Campus Mutsaard
MU.D 2.3b
Mutsaardstraat 29
2000 Antwerp