Our mission is to develop more sustainable practices and promote social sustainability by articulating methodological tools that encourage socially conscious approaches and attitudes in the field of design. The Change Agents project aims to define, develop and improve innovative practices at the intersection between HEIs and other sector organizations in order to develop pilot cooperation strategies that will later present the potential to be integrated within educational modules. The Change Agents project wishes to bring the academic sector and the NGO ecosystem closer to one another and generate deeper understanding between these important stakeholders, allowing stakeholders to advance a more collaborative, inclusive and participatory practice of design, while recognizing the already existing knowledge of activists and various stakeholders.
The project centers around the notion that achieving these objectives will help inclusivity by inviting and involving various agents and sectors which are directly linked to different communities, experienced in ethnographic field-work and can provide knowledge not typically owned by the higher educational framework.
1. Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design (Hungary - Coordinator)
2. Eesti Kunstiakadeemia (Estonia)
3. Libera Universita di Bolzano (Italy)
4. Fundacio Privada Elisava Escola Universitaria (Spain)
5. Universitat der Kunste Berlin (Germany)
6. Shenkar Engineering. Design. Art. (Israel)