Surplus City Guide

Posted by Marjan on Friday November 5th 2010 at 12:51

Phara de Aguirre (for Canvas, Belgian television) visits and interviews young artist Karl Philips in Hasselt, where he explains his caravan concept and surplus city guide on how to ‘survive’ in Hasselt’s public space.

Presentation Simon Bowen

Posted by Liesbeth on Friday February 12th 2010 at 17:29

If you were not able to attend the lecture by Simon Bowen in his Critical Artefact Methodology in design, you can have a look at his presentation.

PresentationSimon Bowen2010 (A to Z lectures)

Short interview Simon Bowen

Posted by Liesbeth on Wednesday February 10th 2010 at 09:58

Lecture Simon Bowen collaboration Media & Design AcademyZ33 (A tot Z lectures) and Social Spaces

MDA organizes lecture by Simon Bowen on Critical Design (9.2)

Posted by Liesbeth on Sunday January 24th 2010 at 13:36

09.02.2010 om 20u00
Location: Z33

Media & Design Academy is partner in the A tot Z lectures at Z33. We have experienced many interesting lectures in that framework, like the one – organized by Z33 – by Luigi Ferrarra of the Insititute Without Boundaries.


The next lecture organized by the Media & Design Academy is by Simon Bowen, who wrote a very interesting Phd on the use of Critical Artefacts in Participatory Design processes. Simon Bowen is a researcher at Sheffield Hallam University’s Art & Design Research Centre in the UK. A central theme in his work is ‘participatory design and innovation’, via which he investigates how design methods utilising ‘critical artefacts’ (provocative conceptual designs) can lead to innovation. Simon Bowen is also active in the digital world as web designer and consultant, while his creative side finds expression in photography.

The lecture will be very interesting for designers/makers/theoreticians who look for ways/methods/tools in which they can push their work to unexpected and innovative outcomes. Bowen is very interested in discussing your work, methods and approaches after his talk.

If you wanty to come, please do not forget to make a reservation, here: