Surplus City Guide
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
Short interview Simon Bowen
MDA organizes lecture by Simon Bowen on Critical Design (9.2)
SIMON BOWEN (UK)
09.02.2010 om 20u00
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: http://www.a-zlezingen.be/projecten/simonbowen