IED (Istituto Europeo di Design) is an international network dedicated to design education in the fields of Fashion, Design, Visual Arts, Management and Communication since 1966, with 18 schools spread across 12 cities and 3 countries, with more than 120,000 graduates coming from 90 different countries. IED REC (Research and Education Center) is a team of designers, researchers and strategists based in Madrid that develops research programmes and innovation projects in collaboration with a wide pool of stakeholders from all over the planet.
IED REC is currently an official consortium member of several EU-funded programmes, such as WORTH Partnership Project (COSME), Re-FREAM (ST+ARTS / Horizon 2020).
In WORTH, REC researched the latest design trends and drew up a visual communication guide for the entire project, later rolling out content and storytelling strategies and audio-visual content creation, including a series of testimonials with the diverse stakeholders known as WORTH Voices. REC also created the WORTH Weekend networking event to solidify the WORTH Workplan and foment a European design community. For this REC took a deep dive into the IED´s international design network to commission the steering committee of experts that evaluated WORTH´s design-driven innovation pilot projects.
In Re-FREAM, REC created and fine-tuned a co-creation methodology that paired artists with technologists to re-think the future of urban manufacturing in fashion. Some of the activities organized by REC for Re-FREAM include: mentoring and train-the-trainer activities, physical and online events, workshops and presentations, as well as a strong contribution to the Re-FREAM legacy and impact, by creating digital versions of the employed co-creation methodologies as well as a Fashion Maker Space that fuses traditional and digital fashion manufacturing techniques and bridges the Re-FREAM community with the fashion sector.
IED REC is happy to bring its experience and know-how in design, education, communication, and construction of collaborative ecosystems to S4Fashion.
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