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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 urban and regional development 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 addresses the condition of displacement.

“It might be said that what is offered
in research and education should be
determined by the challenges that are
being articulated in the lines of fracture
of society itself.”  
(Simons, 2006)



In such conditions of displacement, what does it mean to say that we “inhabit the world”?

Where do we stay? Why do we stay? How do we stay?
Where do we move? Why do we move? How do we move? What do we move?
When and where are we at home?
being here | being there | being here while being there | being there while being here
being in-between

The aftermovie

Have a look at the movie!
by Hannes Hulstaert


"From the vast migration of refugees to expulsions due to economic, political, and climatic reasons, from students to trans-nationalist capitalist class moving across territories constantly, we have become nomadic subjects living in the age of temporary or permanent displacements.”

(Komez Daglioglu & Sanaan Bensi, 2016)


Public programme

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Johan De Walsche
Campus Mutsaard
Mutsaardstraat 31
2000 Antwerp


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