KABK’s first Erasmus+ Blended Intensive Programme was a success

15 december 2022

During the first week of October, students from the Bachelor Interior Architecture and Furniture Design had the pleasure of hosting KABK’s very first Erasmus+ Blended Intensive Programme: Water Trilogy- FLOOD.

Students from three partner universities were able to meet up both online and physically to work together on the theme of water. We welcomed both students and staff members from Berlin University of the Arts, and Iceland University of the Arts.

Blended Intensive Programmes are new short, intensive programmes funded by the new Erasmus+ programme that use innovative ways of learning and teaching, including the use of online cooperation. At the end of the project, students get a grade for their assignment and receive EC’s.

The students experienced the week as a real highlight, as indicated by the positive responses after returning home.

“It was great to work with a diverse group. These projects show that you can do a learn a lot in a short period of time and that our relationship to the sea is very different and in many places everything is manmade and the nature far away.”
Exchange student
“It was great to learn and experience other ways of approaching an assignment during group work. It definitely added new perspectives for me as a designer on the relationship towards ‘nature’ “.
Exchange student

Nienke Sybrandy and Maarten Kolk (Tutors IA & FD) created an inspiring educational programme for the week. The programme kicked off with an online meeting a couple of weeks before the physical week. During that meeting, mixed groups were made and students from each group got to know each other. The main assignments were discussed and students were briefed about the activities that would take place during the physical week here in The Hague.

More about this project

Want to know more about Blended Intensive Programmes?

Contact Iggy (International Affairs office) at exchange@kabk.nl

The organisation of this project was done in cooperation between IA & FD and the International Affairs office.