Every spring, sophomores of ILS visit a city of their choice. This year they traveled to Copenhagen, London, Berlin, Antwerp, Ljubljana, Lisbon and Seoul. During these study trips, they not only focus on trends, they also work with local businesses and educational institutions.
In Antwerp, for example, students recieved an assignment from Pantopicon and the municipality of Antwerp to develop a sustainable and entrepreneurial concept for Antwerp ‘Nieuw-Zuid’.
In Berlin client Mandala asked the students to reflect on contexts and trends in social innovation. In all cities, the students presented their findings to their clients. The response was, without exeption, positive.
In Lisboa the students and teachers worked together with Nelson Pinheiro of Trendsobserver at the inspirational University of Lisboa. They were inspired with a lecture called 'Zeitgeist & Culture'. And coolhunted the city day and night.