The A.L.I.C.E. (Alice | Landscape | Interiors | Culture | Emotions) platform, association of international design educational institutions, was established in 2010 by the Faculty of Design, Ljubljana, and is intended to form a stable and reliable network of partners working on common projects with the aim to raise design awareness in the partner counties.
The principal goal of the platform consist of the exchange of knowledge, sharing good practices, presenting different teaching approaches, ideas and new professional knowledge. The platform is dedicated to professors, mentors, tutors, as well as students.
Since 2010 Faculty of design, Department for Interior design is actively involved in an on-going international and multidisciplinary project entitled ‘Border Crossings’. Three disciplines explore diverse responses to a shared sense of place, identity and cultures from Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design, Dundee, Scotland; Faculty of Design, University of Primorska, Slovenia and College of Visual Arts & Design, University of North Texas, USA. Interior, Jewellery, Metals, Textiles and Fibres students, [involving 400+ since its inception in 2011] and their mentors interact online to explore inter-cultural knowledge exchange in which place, identity and culture play a pivotal role in transforming discipline engagement, disciplinary blurring [e.g. Border Crossing] and the impact of digital practices on creative culture. This year 2014 the theme of the project and research is MACRO/MICRO/MEZZO_INTERSPACE. The project manager and head coordinator is senior lecturer Jasna Kralj Pavlovec, MSc.
EAIE, European Association for International Education
Founded in 1989, the EAIE is the acknowledged European leadership centre for expertise, networking and resources in the internationalisation of higher education.
ELIA, European League of Institutes of the Arts, Amsterdam
The European League of Institutes of the Arts, ELIA, represents approximately 350 Higher Arts Education Institutes training artists at a professional level coming from all disciplines in the Arts (Fine Art, Design, Theatre, Music, Dance, Media Arts, Architecture) and from 47 countries.
GIDE, Group of International Design Education
GIDE – Group for International Design Education – is an international consortium of higher education design schools, which work together in order to enrich the experience of students in the areas of 3D, architecture and interior design, and now also includes specialisms in industrial and interaction design, and art and design (interdisciplinary) practice. The consortium was established in 2003. The group consists of seven main partner colleges in Scotland, Slovenia, England, Belgium, Germany, Italy and Switzerland:
Faculty of Design, Slovenija – Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design, Scotland – Hochschule Magdeburg-Stendal, Germany – Leeds College of Art and Design, England – Lessius Mechelen, Belgium – SUPSI – Scuola Professionale Universitaria della Svizzera Italiana, Switzerland – Politecnico di Milano, Italy
DME – Design Management Europe
Design is one of Europe’s greatest resources and is rapidly being recognised as a key element of innovative and successful businesses. Design Management Europe (DME) is an European initiative to demonstrate and promote to businesses the commercial benefits that can be gained with good design management practices.