Call for Participation for the 14th biennial Participatory Design Conference
CALL FOR PARTICIPATION
Join us for the 14th biennial Participatory Design Conference (PDC)
Aarhus, Denmark, 15 – 19 August 2016
The Participatory Design Conference (PDC) is a premier venue for presenting research on the direct involvement of people in the design, development, implementation and appropriation of information and communication technology. PDC brings together a multidisciplinary and international group of researchers and practitioners from multiple fields encompassing a wide range of issues that emerge around cooperative design.
Call for Applications: TRADERS Autumn School 2015
TRADERS Autumn School 2015 – on the role of Participatory Art and Design in the reconfiguration of work (in Genk)
10th – 14th of November 2015. Genk, Belgium.
We would like to invite you to participate in the Autumn School of the TRADERS project (European Union’s Seventh Framework Programme, www.tr-aders.eu), which will take place from Tuesday the 10th to Saturday the 14th of November in Genk (BE). It will be organized by the research groups of LUCA School of Arts (Campus C-mine), KU Leuven/Planning and Development and the Architecture and Culture Theory research units in collaboration with the TRADERS partners (Design Academy Eindhoven/Readership City and Countryside, Chalmers/Department of Architecture, RCA/School of Architecture and University of Gothenburg/HDK).
For application, send expression of interest before the 10th of August 2015 to Evi Donné (email@example.com) with CV (including list of relevant work and/or publications) + a letter (max. 500 words) describing the motivation to participate in the Autumn School and how the Autumn School fits your past, current or future research interests (files should not exceed 5MB). We will inform you about your acceptance by the 1st of September 2015.
For further information about the TRADERS Autumn School, see the invitation in attachment: TRADERS_AUTUMNSCHOOL2015
Second TRADERS Training Week: PLAY (Results)
The second training week of the TRADERS project focussed on PLAY and participative methods for working with children and young adults on art and design projects in public space. Starting from an empirical case with children in the city of Gothenburg, the training week explored debate and writing as a method for research and reflection. This 6‐day training acted as a mutual learning and research process between the TRADERS Early Stage Researchers, peers, stakeholders, a child group and three invited experts. The training week was hosted by HDK, School of Design and Crafts, University of Gothenburg, Sweden.
Problematizing ‘participation’ in ‘public space’ [Summer School results]
The first TRADERS Summer School started with an official Kick-off at Z33, the 31st of September, when the results from the Training Week and first TRADERS exhibition were shown to all the participants. The 1st of October we had a lecture from Ramia Mazé, who gave many insights and examples of ‘disruptive’ approaches to participatory practices in design, and guided the participants divided into 6 groups on a workshop during the afternoon. The 2nd of October Martijn De Waal gave a lecture on the ‘playful’ approach and guided the groups to finalize their proposals to ‘prototype’ in public space. The 3rd of October we had the morning to finalize our proposals and videos and in the afternoon organized a ‘public forum’ to show the results from the different projects realized and reflect on different issues dealt with during the past days.
As there was a strong focus on ‘documentation’, guided by the project Backstories, the resulting outcomes are videos. The proposals ranged from (1) direct intervention’ in the public space (check out the video here) to a (2) new way of conceiving participatory practices in design through exchange (check out the video here), from (3) questioning the role of the designer in society (check out the video here) to a (4) collaborative mapping exercise (check out the video here), and from (5) questioning the need of designers to intervene in ‘public matters’ (check out the video here) to a (6)performative dialogue that presented a ‘multi-vocal’ approach to design interventions (video to be uploaded soon).
Report: kick-off symposium ‘TRADERS. Negotiating public space #1’
On Wednesday 26th of February 2014 the TRADERS kick-off symposium ‘TRADERS. Negotiating public space #1’ took place at Z33 in Hasselt, Belgium. If you’re curious about how the symposium went, be sure to check out a written report on the symposium and three of the four presentations below:
Presentation ‘Introduction to the ‘TRADERS’-project and the book’Participation is Risky” by Liesbeth Huybrechts: Presentation- introduction to the ‘TRADERS’ project and the book ‘Participation is Risky’ by Liesbeth Huybrechts
Presentations ‘Some critical remarks on the art of making publics’ by Maria Hellström Reimer: Presentation- some critical remarks on the art of making publics by Maria Hellström Reimer
Presentation ‘Introduction to public space project ‘Unie Hasselt-Genk’ by Jan Boelen: Presentation- introduction to public space project ‘Unie Hasselt-Genk’ by Jan Boelen
Also, some photographs of the event can be found here!