Winter school | 14-18 February 2022

The Faculty of Design Sciences invites international designers/artists/researchers and students to "re-ACT by design"

The goal of the yearly International Design Workshop week 're-ACT by design' is to trigger the creative and active design attitude among master students in (Interior) Architecture, Product Development, Urbanism & Spatial Planning, Heritage Studies, Visual Arts, or other related fields. The central aim is to explore how design and art education not only speaks to students but also entails the power and capacity to address relevant societal challenges. 

Over the course of one week you will engage in a workshop with 15 students guided by an international tutor (duo) who will take you out of your comfort zone, open the eyes, widen thinking and foster new encounters. 

Designing the meantime

This year's edition will be the third edition in a row that takes as an entrypoint what is seen as the most epic construction project of Antwerp in the XXI century: the capping of the ring road. The workshops will focus on among others the following design-action challenges:

  • How can huge infrastructural works and projects of urban transformation be understood from the social and cultural context in which they intrinsically take place, and to which they intrinsically belong? 
  • How can the long term of the construction works become a period of meaningful transition and empowerment, rather than a temporary nuisance and burden?
  • How can Arts and Design turn infrastructure and engineering into a cultural endeavor?

This international design work shop week takes place between February 14 and 18, 2022 at City Campus Mutsaard in Antwerp and is organized by the Faculty of Design Sciences, UAntwerp in collaboration with the Royal Academy of Fine Arts, AP University College. 

Registration for the 2022 winter programme is now closed.

Find out more information about the programme, registration process, what you need to know before you come and during your stay at UAntwerp.​