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New headquarters for the Fashion School

IED Torino recently inaugurated the new spaces for the Fashion School in a dedicated venue (Corso Matteotti, 11 – Turin).

The Academic Courses in Fashion Design and Jewelry and Accessories Design have been renewed with a focus on distinctive content and research areas.

The new cultural orientation today follows a path whose focus is research and innovation on materials and fabrics of the latest generation. The spaces, in addition to the new classrooms for front lectures, also include a tailoring workshop, fabric library and Cintiq classroom with 25 Dell Alienware and Wacom Cintiq 22HD workstations equipped with the latest generation software for Clo3D fashion design, useful in simulation and three-dimensional modeling.

The inaugurated spaces are IED Torino’s response to a growing need for the headquarters to have more and more avant-garde laboratories equipped to support collaborations with the most innovative companies in this sector.

IED Mobility-Lab

IED inaugurates in Turin IED mobility lab – a laboratory for innovation and development on the mobility of the future. The objective of the participatory research laboratory is to investigate the role of design in relation to different themes, such as the movement of people and things and the relationship between transport systems and cities.

At the head of IED mobility lab Luca Borgogno, Design Manager Pininfarina, an ex-student who has been working for years with the headquarters and whose professional experience, developed over twenty years of activity culminating in Pininfarina and Lamborghini, has always focused on research activities on the mobility of the future.

With the start of the IED mobility lab activities, the Turin office confirms for the 15th year the participation at the next International Motor Show in Geneva, presenting the latest concept car created by the historic Master in Transportation Design in collaboration with the European Design Center Hyundai.

The concept is also the result of the project participation initiated by the headquarters with a selection of leading international companies: Sila Group, project partner, Sabelt and Protocube Reply, technical partners.

For more info visit the IED Torino website.

From 25 to 29 September the Polytechnic of Turin will host the “Open Education Training Week”, the week of training proposed in the field of the international project Erasmus + “OpenMed – Opening up Education in South-Mediterranean countries” coordinated by the Unione delle Università del Mediterraneo – UNIMED. Five European partners and nine University institutes from four different countries of the Southern Mediterranean are committed to the project, intended to stimulate and promote what are known as Open Educational Resources (OER) and Open Educational Practices (OEP), which are resources and open educational practices, teaching material in digital format made available with licenses enabling them to be reused, modified and distributed. The aim is to offer a growth opportunity to the higher education sector thanks to the sharing of knowledge and teaching tools in partner countries: Morocco, Palestine, Egypt and Jordan.

The week of meetings at the Polytechnic of Turin – partner of the project – will be focused on fundamentals and approaches to the “open” education. Educators, researches, teachers and students in training or just people that are interested in the subject can attend the meetings. Introductory classes, illustrations of basic principles and group works will provide information and will anticipate the second part of the training journey, which will be completed online in the coming months. In addition to the partner institutions of the project, eight more universities from Egypt, Jordan, Morocco and Lebanon, for a total of 80 people and 8 countries (3 EU countries and 5 countries of the southern shore of the Mediterranean), will take part in the meetings of the week.

The Open Education Training Week represents the first stage of the “Open Education: fundamentals and approaches. A learning journey opening up Teaching in Higher Education” course. At the end of the week, the online stage of the course will begin, during which participants will be able to access the online teaching modules and develop their own project idea of Open Education.

The aim of the project OpenMed is to analyze the good practices with regard to the open education that have already been implemented in the Mediterranean region and to increase the adoption of these models in higher education, also through courses and workshops meant for trainers, like the one that will take place in Turin. The ultimate goal of the project is to protect education as a public good and fundamental human right and promote the role of universities as knowledge centers not only towards student but also beyond institutional limits, especially towards the weaker and disadvantaged groups of the society, such as low-income households, students with disabilities, inhabitants of rural areas and refugees.