Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design
Erasmus+ Change Agents
Change Agents is co-funded by the European Union’s Erasmus+ program.
Change Agents is a cooperation partnerships in higher education funded by the Erasmus+ programme of the European Union. The project consortium consists of six higher education institutions - with Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design as project coordinator - and two NGOs as associated partners.
Change Agents ERASMUS+ project is initiated and led by MOME is collaboration with five more higher education institutions - Elisava School of Design and Engineering Barcelona, the Kunstiakadeemia in Estonia, the Universität Der Künste in Berlin, the Free University of Bozen-Bolzano, and the Shenkar College in Israel. The project aims to make use of new methods and strategies to bridge the gap between the NGO sector and higher education institutions (especially in the field of design and art) to help them react more actively on real-life challenges with the involvement of “everyday heroes”. The project shall engage collaborators and field workers to build up a more inclusive system where teachers and students can practice and master social inclusion and diversity in their academic life and beyond, while building infrastructures and methodologies with improved sustainability, and developing pilot methods and best practices.
The Change Agents project’s goal is to define, develop and improve innovative practices at the intersection between HEIs and other sector organizations to develop pilot cooperation strategies that will later present the potential to be integrated within educational modules. The project wishes to bring the academic sector and the NGO ecosystem closer to one another and generate deeper understanding between these important stakeholders, allowing them 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 fieldwork and can provide knowledge not typically owned by the higher educational framework.