(Practical activities, Experimental laboratory)

  • Language: ENGLISH
  • Enrollment: 23-11-2023to hour 12:00 on
  • Subject area: Soft skill, personal and career development
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Are required skills to conceive and communicate design concepts in a short time, such as: context reading skills (place analysis, identifying potential, levers of possible innovation, etc.), creative skills (brainstorming management, sketches, visioning, etc.), representative and visual skills (both digital and analogue, through drawings and physical models, but also performative, etc.).

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Selection Criteria
12 students from the Metaprogetto Interior Design Labs will be selected. The selection is based on:
  • a graphic work (30 points): an A6 postcard on the theme "BEYOND TOURISM" with front (image-poster of a project or reflection) and back (text-abstract of max 1000 characters, including spaces). The choice of content and graphics are up to you. You are asked to deliver a single file in PDF format consisting of two pages (front and back) named: SURNAME_NAME_GIDE24 postcard.pdf.                                                                                                                     
  • in the event of a tie, the grade point average (provided by the secretary) will be considered.
INTERIOR DESIGN, Sustainable Development, TOURISM AND HOSPITALITY, international workshop
Environment and land planning, Communication and presentation skills, Interior design, Circular economy, Environmental and social sustainability

Description of the initiative

The activity consists of a 4-day international workshop in which approximately 80 Design students from many EU countries are invited to participate, with guests from outside the EU.The activity is promoted by an international Design school network that has voluntarily collaborated for more than 10 years. The network is called GIDE (Group for International Design Education), a unique network of 8 higher education art and design institutions that have evolved from a previous intercultural network founded in the 1990s. GIDE enriches the intercultural experiences of students, educators and institutions by providing opportunities for collaboration, benchmarking and knowledge exchange. Every year, a partner school organizes and hosts a workshop, proposing a common working theme, together with an exhibition of the different schools' work carried out during the year. They are currently part of the network:
-Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art – University of Dundee, Dundee
- Faculty of Contemporary Art, Belgrade
- Thomas More University of Applied Science, Mechelen
- University of Madeira, Madeira
- Universidad Politecnica de Valencia ETSA – School of Architecture, Valencia
- Politecnico di Milano – School of Design, Milan
- Faculty of Design, Ljubljana
- SUPSI, Mendrisio

In 2024, the workshop will be organized by the University of Madeira, particularly by the Department of Art and Design. The workshop will be hosted in the city of Funchal, the capital of the Portuguese island, and will be held at the CENTRO CULTURAL E DE INVESTIGAÇÃO DO FUNCHAL (FUNCHAL CULTURAL AND RESEARCH CENTER).The title and theme of the workshop are: "BEYOND TOURISM, a concept that surpasses the typical tourist experience, seeking authentic and meaningful interactions with local cultures, environments and communities, emphasizing responsible and sustainable hospitality and tourism practices, respecting the local environment and promoting positive impacts on communities. The students will carry out the design activity divided into international groups and guided by some teachers in different locations made available in the city, rotating moments of collegial lectures with moments of work in small groups, including co-design for and with local communities.


dal February 2024 a March 2024


26th February 2024
Arrival of teachers and students in Funchal + late afternoon kickoff 
27th February
Visiting interesting places in the island and the location for the ws
Starting working in groups  
28th February
29th February
1st March 2024
Final Presentations


Travel and accommodation are the responsibility of the participants, as is the organization of travel and travel. However, affordable accommodation for students will be suggested.

Selected students, will need to activate insurance coverage by filling out the "no-cost mission request" from the personal online services page (details will be provided by the lecturer).

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