Open Design course

KASK / School of Arts Ghent offers a course in Open Design for asylum seekers and refugees currently staying in Belgium. The course programme focuses on Open Design approaches in media-, product- and systems design. The course method is based on co-creation and peer learning, and puts an emphasis on technological literacy and new media literacy.

This 8-week course is open for refugees, but also for asylum-seekers. The course will accept a maximum of 12 participants. Candidates should apply by sending some background information about themselves. Classes are taught in English. There is no tuition fee, participation is free of charge. If necessary, we can support your travel expenses to the course.

Who are we looking for?

We strongly encourage all candidates with an interest in the programme to apply. Co-creation processes benefit from a shared understanding of Open Design principles, but also from diversity and multi-disciplinarity. Your cultural, artistic, educational or professional background can be a very good input for this course. Do not hesitate to contact us if you have questions.

On May 18th 2016 we organise an extra information session about studying higher education in Flanders for refugees and asylum seekers. More information here.


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