Sustainable Summer School 19 - 25 August 2011

Seven days of Sustainable Summer School with Institute without Boundaries and Euregional faculty and international experts. Read the programme and biographies.

The participants tackled three themes that live in cities of the Meuse-Rhine Euregion: water, food and public space.

During the course the participants made a 2-day trip to the city that was linked to their case study: Maastricht, Hasselt, Genk or Liège. Guided by experts, they got insight in very particular problems of this region. Along the way, experts from all kinds of fields and nationalities advised the teams. Not to forget the beautiful old mansion, surrounded by nature that was their home during this seven days of working vacation.

REcentre & Institute without Boundaries

REcentre - centre for sustainable design is a knowledge and promotion centre propelling the development of sustainable design in the Meuse-Rhine Euregion, consisting of Belgian and Dutch Limburg, Regio Aachen and Liège. REcentre will create and expertise cluster in sustainable design within the Meuse-Rhine Euregion. By setting up projects together with designers, school, companies and public institutions. REcentre will show how sustainability can become real and what role design can take in this. 

Institute without Boundaries is a unique academic and research program in the School of Design at George Brown College. IwB seeks to achieve social, ecological and economic innovation through collaborative design work. Founded in 2003, the Institute offers an innovative postgraduate program in interdisciplinary design strategy. The IwB is both a school and a design studio. Professionals and students from a wide variety of backgrounds come together to collaborate on projects. The Institute pulls from an extensive group of designers, architects, engineers, educators and experts in social innovation and sustainability.

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