Change Agents


Ariel Guersenzvaig, Guim Espelt


Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design (Budapest), Universität der Künste (Berlin), Estonian Academy of Arts (Tallin), Free University (Bozen-Bolzano), College of Engineering, Design and Art (Shenkar)



The project promotes inclusion and diversity, which are rooted in the social design practice of the partnering institutions and individuals. Our aim is to encourage inclusion and diversity between different sectors and actors by setting examples and structuring the discovered knowledge on how to establish and sustain collaborations serving the real needs of different communities by the use of design.

The partnership itself promotes that higher education (especially in the field of design and art) shall react more actively on real-life challenges with the involvement of “everyday heroes”, shall engage collaborators, field workers to build up a more inclusive system where teachers and students can practise and master social inclusion and diversity in their academic life and beyond.

The other goal of this project is to build a more inclusive higher educational system. Inclusion is understood as including non-academic institutions with the outreach to local communities into the academic setting. Diversity is understood as diversity of collaborators, institutions, NGOs representing a more diverse community and diversifying the notion of privileges the academic sectors sometimes represents.