Intervention – exhibit
“INTERVENTION”: exhibition of artworks in the landscape between Hasselt and Genk via Diepenbeek
PHL, Department of Arts & Architecture
Coordination: Frederic Geurts
Opening on Thursday, May 27, 2010
end of exhibition: Sunday, June 27, 2010
Master Students of PHL-Arts realise a temporary intervention in the landscape.
Master of Public Art, L.A.
For your info: the Roski School of Fine Arts in Los Angeles has a Master of Public Art Studies Program at USC: Art/Curatorial Practices in the Public Sphere
Application deadline for the 2010-2011 Academic Year is extended to May 10, 2010
Director of the Program: Joshua Decter
Design for togetherness
Last week a workshop started off at our academy with the title Design for togetherness. It is led by Nik Baerten and Virginia Tassinari. It takes community life as a starting point. Community life has always been the subject of sociology and urban planning, but the field of design also steps in to actively uncover latent needs and potential within communities in order to jointly develop solutions and plant seeds of positive change. When assessing today’s neighbourhoods’ challenges, a crucial ingredient for resilience appears to be a positive sense of togetherness. Socio-cultural megatrends such as the individualization of Western society and the loss of social cohesion are frequently mentioned as threats to this sense of togetherness and consequently to healthy community life. Furthermore, both community members as well local authorities are rediscovering the benefits of resilient communities built around a positive sense of togetherness in contrast to those delegating responsibilities and problem solving strength to third parties. During a 3 month case study, product design and communication & multimedia design students went out into the surrounding former mining neighbourhoods. Their core challenge: How can we – designers and community together – stimulate togetherness through design?