The WiNE24* project is a Blended Intensive Programme (BIP), a fusion of short physical mobility and virtual component in an international collaborative framework.

This educational model that pushes the boundaries of traditional learning offers a unique opportunity for students to participate in an exchange of knowledge and cultural experiences, enhanced by the potential of online platforms and interdisciplinary collaboration.

The WiNE24* project, focusing on 'small-scale detention', is an example of how BIPs can integrate interdisciplinary approaches with practical applications, bringing together students from different countries and fields of study to explore complex themes.

This edition focuses on the quality of life for vulnerable groups in detention, the socio-psychological impact of detention on individuals and communities, and the role of the designer in shaping social spaces (social design).

Through the good cooperation between HOGENT University of Applied Sciences and Arts, KASK & Conservatorium and the various international partner schools and programmes, students are immersed in a multidisciplinary and multicultural environment that promotes co-creation and personal development. This is achieved through a combination of online sessions that lay the groundwork for the project, and an intensive week of physical collaboration, exchanging ideas and perspectives and fostering innovative artistic approaches.

The objectives of the BIP are multifaceted and ambitious: to stimulate deep reflection on small-scale detention, to develop capacity-building practices in Social Design, and to gain experience with co-creative processes and international collaborations.

The project focuses on promoting inclusion and improving quality of life, strengthening collaboration and teamwork, and recognising diversity within care contexts. It aims to help students develop their professional identity, while also exploring the cultural, historical and geopolitical nuances of international society.

The final presentations, in which teams propose interprofessional design concepts to improve the quality of life of detainees, are the highlight of this project, showcasing the fruits of this intensive collaboration. All this contributes to an enriched learning experience that prepares students for the complex challenges of contemporary society.

partners HOGENT
Marketing and Communication Support (GO5)
Social Educational Care Work
Interior design (KASK & Conservatorium)
international partners
Social Design Hu, Moholy-Nagy University of Art & Design (MOME), Budapest (H)
Interior design and Textile design, Estonian Art Academy (EKA), Tallin (EE)
international partners
Interior Design, Escuela de Arte y Superior de Diseño, Pamplona (S)
Social education and intervention, Politécnico do Porto. Escola Superior de educação – Porto (P)
v.z.w. De Huizen - Gent