The aim of the DESIG*ness project, Cooperation Partnership to teach and learn Inclusive Design and Diversity in Higher Education, is to develop international teacher training courses and guidelines for inclusive environments in art and design colleges.

Within the project, understanding of inclusive art education is defined more broadly than usual: alongside the common practice of addressing people with visual, hearing, and functional impairments, inclusive environments for people with attention disorders, language barriers, training in digital environments, anxiety related to study evaluation and public speaking, and similar aspects will also be considered.

By using innovative training methods and shared assessment techniques, DESIG*ness training strategies will involve stakeholders with experience in integration and disability policy and advocacy.

Lead Partner of the Project
NABA, Nuova Accademia, Milan, Italy

Project Partners:
Art Academy of Latvia, Riga, Latvia
Vilnius Academy of Arts, Lithuania
Design for All Italia, Milan, Italy
CERPA Italia Onlus, Trento, Italy
Societa' Cooperativa Bam! Strategie culturali, Bologna, Italy

Project Budget:
Total project funding: EUR 250,000
Funding for LMA partners: EUR 57,200

Project Implementation Period:
November 1, 2023 – April 30, 2026

Project DESIG*ness, No. 2023-1-IT02-KA220-HED-000166430, is implemented within the framework of the Erasmus+ program's Cooperation Partnership.