University-Company Project for the Active Learning of Graphic Expression Through the Processes of Analysis, Conception, Representation and Manufacture of a Stand

  1. Senderos Laka, María 1
  2. Martín-Garín, Alexander 1
  3. Laskurain-Iturbe, Iker 2
  4. Leon Cascante, Iñigo 1
  1. 1 Department of Architecture, University of the Basque Country, UPV/EHU, San Sebastián, Spain
  2. 2 Business Organization Department, University of the Basque Country, UPV/EHU, San Sebastián, Spain
Advances in Design Engineering IV

ISSN: 2195-4356 2195-4364

ISBN: 9783031516221 9783031516238

Year of publication: 2024

Pages: 691-699

Type: Book chapter

DOI: 10.1007/978-3-031-51623-8_68 GOOGLE SCHOLAR lock_openOpen access editor


The subject Graphic Expression of the Degree in Technical Architecture has been chosen to develop a university-company research project. Different needs have converged in the project: on the one hand, a company, JOLAS, which produces playgrounds with recycled plastic material, which seeks to create a new business line aimed at developing new interior furniture designs based on the Circular Economy; on the other hand, the Faculty of Engineering of Gipuzkoa, which sees the need to revitalize its entrance hall, by creating a more visitor-friendly space; The third factor has been the KSIgune call, “Connection Projects”, which seeks to promote connection and collaboration between Higher Education and the cultural and creative sectors, and to promote cooperation between them; and, finally, the Graphic Expression subject, in which teaching is carried out through active methodologies and approaches aligned with Education for Sustainable Development (ESD). These four factors have generated a joint line of work with fantastic results and which will lead to the production of a bleacher designed by a group of students and which will be placed in the hall of the School. This communication explains the process carried out in the subject.

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