ESAV initiated and lead DIA SUD MED, a project co-financed by the European Union under the Euromed Audiovisual III program. DIA SUD MED brought together master students from three schools in the southern Mediterranean, the Institut Supérieur des Arts Multimédia de la Manouba(ISAMM), Tunis and the Lebanese Academy of Fine Arts (ALBA) Beirut, and ESAV. For more information on the DIA SUD MED program visit: www.diasudmed.com
ESAVMarrakech has been a partner in other European programs. It has benefited as a partner of the TEMPUS III program (JEP_34051_2006), with the Cadi Ayyad UniversityFaculty of Arts in Marrakech, the INSAS in Brussels and the Ecole supérieure de l’audiovisuel de Toulouse.
It is also involved in other international, national or regional projects and activities such as “The SMArt Sustainable Mountain Art Program”, an ongoing project (2016-2017), carried out in partnership with the Swiss Foundation for Sustainable Development in Mountain Regions, with the aim of promoting intercultural and artistic exchange.
Starting from the Medina, the center of Marrakech, five teams of students explored in different directions the city with the aim of mapping potential projects. The groups interpreted the task in very different ways. One project was about the typical sensory impressions of Marrakech: smells, sounds, materials and how they are perceived by locals and tourist. Others addressed social problems, conflicts or the potential between tradition and modernity or interpretations of the phenomena of street arts. The result was a catalogue and a map of potential projects related to the city of Marrakech.
It was a joint project between ESAV Marrakech, KISD Köln International School of Design Cologne, UDK University of the Arts, Berlin and ZHdK Zurich University of the Arts, Zurich. This project was financed by the Susanna Biedermann Foundation in Basel.
The scope of work of this project consisted in the development of new and innovative products based on traditional Moroccan crafts. Together with the products a concept for communication and branding had to be developed. The products and the communication concepts were conceived for foreign markets and had to express their Moroccan origins.
It was a joint project between ESAV Marrakech and ZHdK Zurich University of the Arts, Zurich. This project was financed by the exchange fund of Zurich University of the Arts.