Led by the Institute of Design Innovation (InDI), Winter School is one of the highlights of the GSA's academic calendar. The two-week School brings together around 100 leading international design experts, researchers and students to the GSA's Highlands and Islands Creative Campus in Moray. Students and academics work with local businesses and communities to explore themes rooted in the local context but with global resonances.
Guest speakers travelled from Portugal, Italy, the US, India and Singapore. Postgraduate students from the GSA’s Masters students on Design Innovation and Communication Design programmes were joined by students from Köln International School of Design (KISD) and KADK (The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, Schools of Architecture, Design and Conservation).
The Winter School programme includes lectures, workshops, research and joint projects with local businesses and communities. Winter School runs every January. The theme for 2017 was Innovation from Tradition, which sets out to explore how past tradition can inspire future ways of working and, in particular, the role that design can play.