Tvaraus dizaino ir eko idėjos sujungs studentus iš šešių Europos šalių

Intensive programme Micro Sustainable Design – Eco Friendly Products Hits the Road 

Pirmadienį, balandžio 16 d. 10 val. startuoja Vilniaus dizaino kolegijos (VDK) inicijuotas tarptautinis projektas „Tvarus dizainas – EKO objektai“, kuris tęsis dvi savaites – iki balandžio 27 d.

ERASMUS Intensive Programme Micro Sustainable design – eco Friendly Products starts on Sunday, the 15th of April. The aim of the Intensive Programme is to share knowledge globally on sustainable design in order to develop strategic (holistic) thinking of the students as well as offer the students and the lecturers from six European countries to work together in multicultural groups and benefit from teaching conditions not available in a single institution in a context of problem-based and project-oriented learning.

Eight higher education institutions are participating in this IP. The participants for the total IP will be 7 students for the hosting institution and 4 students from each participating HEI. 3 lecturers will be involved from the hosting institution, 1 – from each partner institution. In total this means 35 students and 10 academic staff members from the following institutions:

1. Denmark: Kobenhavns Erhvervsakademi (KEA) and VIA University College (VIA);

2. Sweden: Chalmers University of Technology (CUT);

3. Portugal: Escola Superior de Artes e Design (ESAD) and Universidade da Beira Interior (UBI),

4. Turkey: Suleyman Demirel University (SDU),

5. Latvia: Ekonomikas un kulturas augstskola (EKA),

6. Lithuania: Vilnius College of Design (VDK),

The intensive programme is multidisciplinary, with students from different study fields such as art (Fashion design, Interior design, Applied photography, Architecture), social sciences (Business management, Advertising management) and technology studies. In the IP the expertise can be combined for joint effort.

Through this IP the involved HEIs may deliver better trained professionals for the international labour market. Two business enterprises – EMP Recycling, which activities include purchasing, collection, recycling and sales of secondary raw materials and Grigiškės, operating in paper and woodworking industry, will take part in the programme and introduce good and bad experiences from practice. Furthermore, secondary School pupils and teachers will also be a part of the IP programme – IP students will share the gained knowledge with them by organizing a half day seminar on eco design.

Expected outputs 


4 ECTS will be awarded. Total number of academic hours will be 104:

Total Theory Practice Self study Final assignment
104 a. h. 32 a. h. 42 a. h. 24 a. h. 6 a. h.

The programme will last for 10 days and students will be active for 8 academic hours per day. In total they will spend 80 academic hours. Also before IP starts students will have to do research in their own countries, therefore they will need 24 academic hours for self-study. In total this equals 104 academic hours – 4 ECTS. Students’ progress will be conducted and observed during the whole period of the IP. Each student will get a presence chart at the beginning of IP, which will be signed after each activity. By having collected the necessary signatures and by completing the final assessment which will be carried out in the form of an experience-based presentation that students will have to make after completing all course and visits to SMEs, students will earn 4 ECTS credits. The participating academic staff will play an important role in the assessments. All students who have been participating in the IP will be awarded with the certificate proving participation in the IP. The Examination boards and the Educational Comities of the involved HEI’s support the recognition and awarding of 4 ECTS for IP.


1. Lithuania VDK will coordinate the project. The Head of Project Management Department will take care of the general management and organisational tasks of the IP (logistics, accommodation, visits to SMEs, cultural programme, contacts, ICT), another three staff members will be responsible for the academic part of the programme. They will develop a course and give lectures on the following topics: 1. Man-creator of rubbish. 2. Maximum recycling of local resources. Lecturers will be responsible for the introduction seminar, for the content of workshop on how to prepare a good presentation, for arrangement of visits to local SMEs, for invitation of local experts and guests etc. Technical staff member as well as mentors will be available also. 

VDK is a fast growing and dynamic institution of higher education in Lithuania with over 500 students offering Bachelor-degree study programmes in the arts. VDK is a new member of the Erasmus programme and has a long track experience by organizing intensive programmes, open air workshops, creative workshops, summer camps and competitions at national level. 

2. Portugal ESAD will delegate one expert to take a part in the IP. He/she will develop a course and give lectures on the following topic: Usage of advanced technologies in order to develop design objects. Expert will also assess students’ assignments, reports and presentations.

ESAD Portuguese HEI in arts and design was founded in 1989 and since its very beginnings decided that international exchange was a decisive factor for the consolidation of its pedagogic and scientific programme. ESAD is a member of the network CUMULUS and is involved in the ERASMUS programme. Lecturers from ESAD have been involved in IP projects and therefore have good expertise and several domains of design knowledge. Every year they send teachers to foreign Universities/ Academies of Art and Design to make workshops or speeches within the Erasmus Programme (STA).

3. Sweden CUT – one lecturer will take part in the IP. He/she will develop a course and give lectures on the following topics: 1. Rational usage of resources. 2. Product design – how to minimize the negative effects. Moreover, he/she will assess students’ assignments, reports and presentations.

Sustainability is fundamental to the research and education activities at Chalmers. The ambition of Chalmers and its educational programmes is to develop further knowledge in the area. For the Ind. Des. Eng. programme sustainable design is a particular area of interest. The department is engaged in developing a new R&D program in “Design for sustainability” as well as new courses. The staff is industrial designers, engineers and human factors specialists. They teach courses in Sustainability Design and/or carry out research in the same area, in particular in energy related problems.

4. Latvia EKA– one staff member will take part in the IP. An expert will develop a course and give lectures on the following topics: 1. Philosophy of eco design, its dissemination. 2. Social Advertising. Lecturer will also assess students’ assignments, reports and presentations.

EKA operates in the fields of education with a lot of expertise areas. It offers bachelor, professional bachelor, master and first level higher professional education (college) study programmes. Students develop a variety of projects that have a different level of complexity of the problems and possible developments.

5. Turkey SDU – one staff member will take part in the IP. Expert S.Tulga Telli will share his expertise by developing a course and giving lectures on the following topics: 1. Corporate social responsibility. 2. Being socially responsible – benefits for society and consumers. Lecturer will also assess students’ assignments, reports and presentations.

SDU is a state owned university with 50,000 students and 2,000 teaching staff. There are 15 faculties and 18 vocational schools, 5 graduate schools and 30 research centres and provides a whole range of professionally and academically oriented study programs at the level of Bachelor and Master.  

6. Portugal UBI – one staff member will take part in the IP. The lecturer will develop a course and give lectures on the topic: Envisioning the habitat of the future. Moreover, lecturer will assess students’ assignments, reports and presentations.

UBI is located in the city of Covilha, in the eastern part of the Centro region. One of its most noteworthy physical features is the restoration and conversion of historic landmarks of the once thriving textile industry into modern educational and laboratory facilities. The present faculties include Sciences, Engineering, Social and Human Sciences, Arts and Letters, and Health Sciences. Teaching is delivered to more than 6,000 undergraduate and postgraduate students according to the three-cycle Bologna structure and student-centred pedagogy. Innovative research, knowledge transfer, and entrepreneurship activities are also central to the university’s mission and objectives as shown by the outcomes of its R&D units and groups – most of which are supported by the Foundation for Science and Technology -, its participation in many national and international R&D projects and consortia, and its participation in many national and international R&D projects and consortia, and its collaborative links with important industrial partners.

7. Denmark KEA – one staff member will take part in the IP. He will be responsible for preparation of the course on Integration of sustainable design into market and assess students’ assignments, reports and presentations. Expert Frederik Nellemann has hands on experience with clothing production, value chain management and the finances from working in various companies and running his own consulting company. For a period he acted as CEO for the Danish company “Wood Wood” (35 employees). In the field of clothing production he has worked internationally with China, India, Bangladesh, East and South Europe and Turkey. In the field of front end sales he has worked internationally with the US, Europe and Japan.

Copenhagen School of Design and Technology, KEA, offers Professional Bachelor’s Degree Programmes and Academy Profession (AP) Degree Programmes within the fields of Design and Business, Media and IT, Building and Production. Around 3,000 full time students are enrolled at the school. At the design/business division of Copenhagen School of Design & Technology sustainability is an integrated part of the educational programmes throughout the value chain: from design to sourcing and marketing. The school has a knowledge center called Center for Responsible Design that carries out various projects and collects information about sustainability and CSR.

8. Denmark VIA – one expert will be responsible for preparation of the course on Eco design aspects. Moreover, the lecturer will assess students’ assignments, reports and presentations.

VIA University College, School of Technology and Business (VIA UC) Campus Horsens, offers Danish and English full degree programmes and courses within the fields of technical architecture; engineering (civil, mechanical and IT); business/marketing; logistics/value chain management; languages and communication. It has circa 300 international collaborative partner institutions around the world and circa 1,300 international students on campus. In Denmark there is a significant focus on ‘green’ technology and innovation. Saving energy and the environment in the construction industry has a high importance which is reflected in the priorities of our institution. Relevant to this project is that VIA UC has a long tradition within the fields of building and construction, as the history of these programmes goes back to 1968. Being an HEI with close contact to business life, there is a natural exchange of knowledge between students, staff, our research centre of sustainable building, and the companies.

All final names of experts will be decided upon after the application is approved of in a preparatory meeting which will be held in October, 2011


Projekto tikslas – suteikti galimybę meno ir kitų sričių studentams dirbti kartu tarpkultūrinėse grupėse analizuojant darnaus dizaino aktualijas ir ateities perspektyvas, padėti jauniesiems kūrybininkams, būsimiesiems vadybos ir kitų sričių specialistams suvokti darnų dizainą kaip visumą ir formuoti atsakingą požiūrį į kūrybą ir vartojimą.Vilniaus dizaino kolegijoje – novatoriškas švietimo idėjas propaguojančioje aukštojoje menų mokykloje – vyksiantis projektas bendram kūrybiniam tikslui suvienys daugiau kaip keturiasdešimt dizaino, vadybos ir kitų sričių studentų bei dėstytojų iš Danijos, Portugalijos, Švedijos, Turkijos, Latvijos bei Lietuvos aukštųjų mokyklų bei išsiskirs renginių gausa ir įvairove. Lietuvos ir užsienio lektoriai ves kūrybines pratybas, paskaitas, seminarus, inicijuos diskusijas darnaus dizaino, ekologijos ir atsakingo vartojimo tema; socialiai atsakingo verslo praktika su jaunaisiais specialistais dalinsis antrinių žaliavų surinkimo ir perdirbimo įmonės UAB „EMP recycling“ ir bendrovės AB „Grigiškės“ atstovai vizitų į minėtas bendroves metu. Projekto rezultatus – jaunųjų kūrėjų sukurtus realius bei virtualius darnaus ir inovatyvaus dizaino objektus – projekto dalyviai pristatys Lietuvos bendrojo lavinimo mokyklų moksleiviams.

„Mūsų veiklų ir projekto sumanymas grindžiamas tuo, kad darnios aplinkos ir dizaino koncepciją vertinant iš skirtingų šalių, patirčių ir kultūrinės terpės, iškyla visiškai nauji sprendimai, atsiveria naujas požiūris ir perspektyvos. Todėl siekiame ne tik skatinti tarpkultūrinę diskusiją apie darnios aplinkos palaikymą, bet šią sampratą kūrybiškai įgyvendinti praktikoje“, – teigia Vilniaus dizaino kolegijos direktorė Giedrė Fledžinskienė.

Renginių datos ir temos:

Balandžio 16 d. 10 val. Iškilmingas projekto atidarymas

Balandžio 17 d. 11 val. Paskaita „Šiukšlių menas“, doc. dr. Dalia Karatajienė, Vilniaus dizaino kolegija

Balandžio 17 d. 14 val. Paskaita „Racionalus resursų naudojimas produktų dizaine – minimali žala aplinkai“, Isabel Ordoñez, Chalmers University of Technology, Švedija

Balandžio 19 d. 10 val. Paskaita ir diskusija „Ateities vizija aplinkai“, dr. Luís Miguel Moreira Pinto, University of Beira Interior, Portugalija

Balandžio 19 d. 14.30 val. Paskaita „Inovacijų pritaikymas dizaino objektų kūrimui“, Rui Pedro Azinheira Freire, ESAD Escola Superior de Artes e Design de Matosinhos

Balandžio 20 d. 9.30 val. Paskaita ir kūrybinės dirbtuvės „Eko dizaino aspektai“,  Steen Fynbo Larsen, University College VIA, Danija

Balandžio 23 d. 10 val. Paskaita ir kūrybinis seminaras „Tvaraus dizaino objektų patrauklus pateikimas rinkai“,  Frederik Bjørn Nellemann, Copenhagen School of Design and Technology, Danija

Balandžio 23 d. 15 val. Seminaras „Eko dizaino filosofija. Socialinė reklama“, Aleksandrs Beļikovs, Ekonomikas un kultūras augstskola, Latvija

Balandžio 24 d. 10 val. Paskaita ir seminaras „Korporatyvinė socialinė atsakomybė. Nauda visuomenei ir vartotojams“, dr. Tulga Telli, Suleyman Demirel University, Turkija

Balandžio 25 d. 10 val. Kūrybės pratybos, Mantas Lesauskas, Vilniaus dizaino kolegija

Balandžio 27 d. 13 val. Projekto rezultatų – inovatyvių darnaus dizaino pagrindu sukurtų virtualių ir realių objektų pristatymas bendrojo lavinimo mokyklų moksleiviams

Renginio vieta: VDK loftas (Kauno g. 34); laikas: balandžio 16 d. 10 val.

Daugiau informacijos:

Jūratė Jazgevičienė, projektų valdymo skyriaus vadovė, tel. 8 655 53 036 el. p. adresas: projektai@dizainokolegija.lt


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