TRADERS: call for ESRs
Are you interested in joining an enthusiastic, international and interdisciplinary team of art and design researchers? And are you willing to conduct thought-provoking research in a participatory context?
‘TRADERS – Training art and design researchers in participation for public space’ is an FP-7, Seventh Framework Programme/Marie Curie Actions (http://ec.europa.eu/research/mariecurieactions/about-mca/actions/itn/) project that focuses on developing and testing a methodological framework on which art and design (A&D) researchers can rely when working on public space projects in participatory ways. This framework is transferable and aims to enhance the potentials in A&D practices to contribute creatively in processes of changes in public space and branches related to the public space, such mobility or health.
‘TRADERS’ is a network of 6 hosting Partner Institutions (and 5 (SME) Associate Partner Institutions): Faculty of the Arts, LUCA/Katholieke Hogeschool Limburg (Belgium, www.mad-fac.be), University of Gothenburg (Sweden, http://www.gu.se/), Design Academy Eindhoven (Netherlands, http://www.designacademy.nl/), The Royal College of Art, School of Architecture, (United Kingdom, http://www.rca.ac.uk), Chalmers University of Technology, Department of Architecture (Sweden, http://www.chalmers.se/) and Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (Belgium, http://www.kuleuven.be/)
The project offers 6 positions for early stage researchers (ESRs), who will be involved in the project for a duration of 36 months (full-time equivalent), starting on 1 February 2014. The research fields that are particularly relevant to this call are: Art, Design, Architecture, Sociology and Anthropology.
To apply and for further information, please refer to the following documents:
TRADERS – call for ESRs – call document: http://www.socialspaces.be/wp-content/uploads/TRADERS-call-for-ESRs-call-document-final.pdf
TRADERS – call for ESRs – application form: http://www.socialspaces.be/wp-content/uploads/TRADERS-call-for-ESRs-application-form.pdf
TRADERS – call for ESRs _ information document: http://www.socialspaces.be/wp-content/uploads/TRADERS-call-for-ESRs-_-information-document1.pdf
Please submit your application by the 15th November 2013 prior to 17:00h Belgian time. For any further information, you can send your query to dr. Liesbeth Huybrechts (email@example.com) or Selina Schepers (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Article on the DementiaLab (Dementielab – in Dutch)
Tuesday the 8th of October local newspaper Het Belang van limburg published an article on the three regional social innovation projects funded by the Flemish government.
New Project: DementiaLab / DementieLab
As of October the 1st the DementiaLab project (het dementielab) started.
The DementiaLab (Het dementielab) designs and shares low-tech tools which assist a person with dementia to live longer and in a qualitative manner in the home environment. The DementiaLab works from the principles of participatory design: designers/researchers/developers work in close collaboration with the person with dementia, the family, a caregiver,… to design the low-tech tools in such a way that it is aesthetically pleasing, functional and integrates perfectly in the daily life. All designed low tech tools will be shared via an online platform and a toolkit to design together with persons with dementia will be created.
OCMW Genk, Innovation & Design Euregio, Social Spaces
VZW Trento, WZC Toermalien, POM Limburg, Psychiatrische Kliniek Alexianen
With the Support of the Flemish Government