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The New European Bauhaus initiative connects the European Green Deal to our daily lives and living spaces. It calls on all Europeans to imagine and build together a sustainable and inclusive future that is beautiful for our eyes, minds, and souls.

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ID&A is the experience center for Interior, Design and Architecture at Thomas More University of Applied sciences (Belgium).

ID&A is an innovative education- and empirical research-platform with a real impact on the societal challenges of tomorrow. Passionate and decisive, open and self-critical, hands-on and virtual.

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Making the world 'better' through design that emphasises sustainability and social impact.

Our mission is carried out by our local community of future-proof design students, researchers, teachers and other changemakers by means of design assignments and (international) research projects that center around sustainability and social innovation and focus on circular, inclusive and service design. Our design knowledge and innovative tools are shared through our Faydherbe Academy, a platform that offers workshops, trips and other events in which students, alumni and practitioners challenge each other to discover the designer and future changemaker in themselves.

How can we collaborate?

In general, ID&A is interested to be a part of the conversation on shaping more sustainable and inclusive ways of living together. More specifically, by sharing research insights and design output, by testing sustainable design toolkits, by showing student design projects and by creating new cases together with other partners.

We also aim to find new partners to apply for funding and lend our expertise on circular, service and inclusive design as well as participate in co-creation sessions. Lastly, we want to expand our international network through which we exchange design students, teachers and researchers.

Contact us to collaborate

Our domains of expertise

  • Adaptive Reuse and building on the built
  • Space & service design, participatory design and action research
  • Design for social innovation and entrepreneurship
  • Craftsmanship and local furniture design
  • Inclusive design, adaptable housing and future-proof living
  • Lifelong living
  • Circular interior and furniture design
  • Circular 3D-printing
  • Bio-based materials
  • Sustainability in the higher education system

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Ann Bosserez

Interior Design & Architecture | Thomas More

Zandpoortvest 16, 2800 Mechelen, BELGIUM