Impassioned guest lecture Victoria Foster has trends on her mind

Earlier this week, she flew to London and Paris. Her next stops will be Amsterdam and Oslo, among other places. On Friday, she came to Tilburg. As guest teacher of the year, Victoria Foster talked about her activities as a trend watcher in front of roughly three hundred students of International Lifestyle Studies. The internationally orientated company ACI hot spot London belongs to the best of the best of worldwide trendwatching agencies, says Foster. The reason is that TrendWatching has amply earned its stripes since its launch in 2002. The way in which we all deal with trends has changed in the course of the last decade. TrendWatching, which was founded thirteen years ago by Dutchman Rein

ILS Food lecturer Daniëlle Naafs let  Korean students taste “stroopwafels” and “hagelslag”.

As ILS-lecturer Food I recently visited Sookmyung Women’s University and Dongguk University, two institutes in Seoul which have an international partnership with Fontys ACI. In order to strengthen this collaboration I gave a number of lecturers, in which I introduced the Dutch education system as well as specific food issues to the Korean students. Since food is a good to connect people and to help to break down barriers of language I let them taste typical Dutch products such as “stroopwafels” and “hagelslag”. The best introduction for the Dutch food is to actually taste it and they loved it. At Sookmyung Women's University, where Food is part of the program, I spoke about the influen


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The 5th Trendtour DDW

International Lifestyle Studies works together with the DWW to organise a yearly trendtour. Fourteen of our ambitious students present daily trendtours and give their vision on the current spirit of time. "For the fifth time, we are invited by the Dutch Design Week, to present trendtours and give our vision on the current spirit of time. We are going to do that on the base of products at the Dutch Design Week and the demonstrations of the trends. We translate products to trends. Curious? Keep an eye on our blog or come see and experience how we work. You can find us at Hall 4, Klokgebouw Strijp S." trendtour website Interested in their Trendbook, download it here. Students who worked on this

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