Sustainability at School 2011-2012

01.10.11 - 31.05.12

Welcome to Saint-Gilles

Sustainability at School 2011-2012 is an extension of Sustainablity at School 2010-2011, when designers and design students tackled sustainable and economically viable real life business cases and Sustainability at School 2009-2010, when the sustainable themes ‘water’, ‘local 80 km’ and ‘multifunctionality’ were treated. For this academic year, REcentre challenges design students of the Meuse-Rhine Euregion to tackle the versatile themes of social innovation and social design.

During Sustainability at School 2011-2012 - Welcome to Saint-Gilles design students focus on one specific social case: the neighbourhood of Saint-Gilles in the city of Liège. Students will collaborate with the inhabitants of Saint-Gilles in a participatory way, strengthening the social cohesion of the neighbourhood, enhancing the responsibility of the citizens and facilitate the creation of a shared and positive sense of community, in order to create new social sustainable initiatives.

The projects will start from a first study made by a team of students of ID-campus (HEC-ULg) in Liège, followed by the results of the Sustainable Summer School - Public Space: Liège group. The participating school are: MAD-faculty (Genk), La Cambre (Brussels), Gut Rosenberg (Aachen), Saint-Luc Tournai, Saint-Luc Liège, Design Academy Eindhoven and Art Academy Maastricht with Hogeschool Zuyd.

Sustainability at School 2011-2012 takes part in the framework of the Design Biennial of Liège 2012, with artistic director Giovanna Massoni working on reciprocity as leitmotif.

Check out the blog to see how the concepts of the different schools develop!