MAD Faculty participates in The Methods Lab (RCA)

Posted by Liesbeth on Sunday October 31st 2010 at 11:30

Our research group Social Spaces and four students of our educational program Communication and MultimediaDesign (Media, Arts and Design Faculty) will participate in a workshop called Ageing in Kensington! at the Royal College of Art. The students will be part of interdisciplinary groups of RCA students and explore new methods to explore the theme of ageing. Social Spaces will present some of its past projects in the health field. The workshop is organised by Yanki Lee (RCA) and our Media, Arts and Design Faculty is partner in the project.

Explaining the web in (Charles Dickens’) style

Posted by Selina on Thursday October 28th 2010 at 10:47

Doogie Horner is a standup comic and book designer. He is the author of “Everything Explained Through Flowcharts“, a book packed with flowcharts that explain … well, everything! This book contains more than two hundred illustrations, forty charts and supporting graphs and essays, including: heavy metal band names taxonomy, how to win any argument and how to tell if you’re an evil twin.

On this website, I found one of Horner’s flowcharts, explaining the internet in a funny yet understandable way:


Dialogue art & public space

Posted by Marjan on Friday October 22nd 2010 at 13:17

A video-recording of the dialogue between ‘Vlaams Bouwmeester’ Peter Swinnen and Jan Boelen, director of Z33, on art, architecture and the public space  in Z33 in Sept. 2010 can now be viewed online:

Healthcare, art & citizenship

Posted by Marjan on Thursday October 21st 2010 at 20:31

SKOR organizes a two-day symposium on care, art, architecture & citizenship, called “Speculations on the Cultural Organisation of Civility” on October 29-30, 2010 in Amsterdam, Felix Meritis.

“The two-day symposium Speculations on the Cultural Organisation of Civility seeks to connect current debates about care and citizenship in contemporary art, philosophy and politics to realities of healthcare organisation in the Netherlands and internationally. With a focus on healthcare as a prime site of global market-driven transformation in governmental policies, this symposium brings together philosophers, artists, curators and politicians to question the role of art and its assumed ameliorative function.

We ask: If art consensualises the increasingly capitalised infrastructures of public care, can it still act as a critical agent?
The structure of this symposium stages theories and case studies to come hand in hand, providing a significant and radical overview of the field.”

The full programme can be found on

Out of Curiosity featuring on

Posted by Sandy Claes on Friday October 15th 2010 at 11:18 is an interactive web TV, blog and audio podcast for creative people in the Ruhr Metropolis and Europe. Our project ‘Out of Curiosity’, which resulted in 9 short films made by art student Joël Rabijns, will feature on this online platform. The teaser and a short introduction are already published. In the next weeks the other films will follow.

Also, together with this feature on, Out of Curiosity has launched its own website. Go and take a look at

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