Summer workshops

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Summer workshops

L’École de design Nantes Atlantique can provide a wide range of international summer workshops organized by and hosted in one of our campuses in France, China or India.

These summer workshops are open to design students or professionals from all over the world. They include group projects on a specific design topic supervised by a designer, practical exercises and time dedicated to leisure and tourist visits. The whole program is organized in English.

Content of the workshops can be customized to the needs or goals of the partner institutions.


Below is a non-comprehensive list of design workshops that can be provided by L’École de design.

Food design

L’École de design’s New Eating Habits Design Lab can offer a workshop centered on eco-innovation. Students projects will be articulated around two main themes: adding value to local products and food production waste recovery. The workshop can include experimentation on cuisine and food with a Chef, visiting a food processing factory or a market gardener

 Smarter Cities by Design

The concept of “smart city” brings us to a changing era for designers who now have the responsibility to conceive new services for people based on the ever increasing amount of data collected all over the city.

in partnership with L’École de design’s  Sustainable Cities Design Lab

Design Thinking & Design Management

Understanding the methodology used by designers to generate innovative ideas and concepts. Includes a practical approach.

Health & Social Innovation

Developing design projects in the field of quality of life, well-being and health and/or targeted at populations with specific needs (such as children elderly people, disabled people etc.), with the expertise of our Care Design Lab.

UX Design & Interaction design

Experimenting new devices and new digital services with the professors of our READi Design Lab.

Transcultural Design

These workshops aim at offering participants a new perspective on a country through an anthropological approach. Design projects will take into account the local cultural codes and habits.

  • Discovering the specifics of French culture through design in Nantes, France
  • Discovering the specifics of Chinese culture through design in Shanghai, China, within our China Studio
  • Discovering the specifics of Indian culture through design in Delhi, India, within our India Studio

Admission requirements

> Participant profile

All participants must have reached adulthood in their country to participate to these events.
These workshops are opened to design students and professional designers, but the workshop content can be customized for participants without a background in design.

> Practical information

Duration: 1 to 2 weeks in April, May, June, July or August

Capacity: 10 to 25 participants

Teaching language: English


  • Nantes, France
  • Shanghai, China
  • Delhi, India

Workshops can be tailored to include cultural visits and/or field research.

For any information, please contact L’École de design at admissions@lecolededesign.com


Conference by Dan Perri

// 05/21/2019

Dan Perri, film title Designer will be at L’École de design from May 20th to 24th 2019 for an exclusive workshop with our BDes Motion Design students. He will be giving a public conference on May 22th ...

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