TRADERS: call for ESRs

Posted by Selina on Thursday October 17th 2013 at 16:40

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 ( 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,, University of Gothenburg (Sweden,, Design Academy Eindhoven (Netherlands,, The Royal College of Art, School of Architecture, (United Kingdom,, Chalmers University of Technology, Department of Architecture (Sweden, and Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (Belgium,

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:
TRADERS – call for ESRs – application form:
TRADERS – call for ESRs _ information document:

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 ( or Selina Schepers (

Invitation: PSW-lectures

Posted by Selina on Wednesday October 16th 2013 at 12:53

Article on the DementiaLab (Dementielab – in Dutch)

Posted by Niels on Wednesday October 9th 2013 at 14:53

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.

Dementielab Het Belang van Limburg - dementia lab

New Project: DementiaLab / DementieLab

Posted by Niels on Wednesday October 9th 2013 at 14:49

dementielab dementia lab logo

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.

Andrea Wilkinson
Niels Hendriks

OCMW Genk, Innovation & Design Euregio, Social Spaces
VZW Trento, WZC Toermalien, POM Limburg, Psychiatrische Kliniek Alexianen

With the Support of the Flemish Government

Zorgfestival 12/10/2013

Posted by Niels on Tuesday October 1st 2013 at 13:35

Op 12 oktober 2013 vindt het zorgfestival plaats in de Cristal Arena in Genk. Het zorgfestival tracht beleid, werkzoekenden, professionelen in de zorg,… in contact te brengen met organisaties actief in de zorgsector. Naast een aantal lezingen zal er ook een Zorgfestivalpad uitgestippeld worden dat de bezoeker leidt langs een aantal innovaties in de zorg. Op dit festivalpad zal Social Spaces aanwezig zijn met een aantal prototypes uit het DementieLab.
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