SHARE conference

Posted by Katrien on Thursday March 21st 2013 at 12:04

shareOn the 24th and 25th of May, the third and closing conference of SHARE will take place at LUCA – campus Sint-Lukas Brussel. SHARE is a European project that focuses on Phd and research in the arts.  SHARE is an international networking project, comprising 39 partners working together on enhancing the ‘3rd cycle’ of arts research and education, creating a Europe-wide exchange framework for the widely different experiences, practices and ideas that make up the lively domain of artistic and cultural research.

More information and the full program can be found here

e-Book Dat is design

Posted by Jessica on Tuesday March 6th 2012 at 17:25

On March 1st the e-book Dat is design (This is design) was launched. The book is a collection of essential writings concerning design reflection. It follows the concept of the book Dat is Architectuur (This is architecture) that was published in 2001. 150 texts of the 21st century, starting from 1850, are presented in chronological order. The texts are categorized in 15 themes, namely triviality (alledaagsheid), canon, consumption, digital, function, tool, identity, critique, art?, literature, machine, research, beauty, sign (teken) and responsibility. The MAD-faculty, and more specifically researchers from Social Spaces, developed the themes digital and research.

Dat is design is a collaboration between the design institutions of the KULeuven Association. The professional bachelor program Interior Design of the group Design & Technology (Lessius Mechelen) initiated and coordinated the development of the book. In this phase the book is only accessible for the institutions of the KULeuven Association. However, the book will be published later. Visit the website for more information (it is in Dutch however).



Reading Urban Cracks: new book & website

Posted by Marjan on Monday February 27th 2012 at 20:28

New publication, as the result of a practice-based research project in Ghent:

Riet Steel, Elly Van Eeghem, Griet Verschelden & Carlos Dekeyrel, Reading Urban Cracks: Practices of artists and community workers, a publication of Hogeschool Gent & MER. Paper Kunsthalle, 2012.

+ the launch of a new digital platform for the mapping of  ‘localised artistic practices’, as from 9 March:

Call for papers /Human cities

Posted by Katrien on Tuesday September 27th 2011 at 19:29

Human Cities, a European network that groups scientific and cultural partners involved in research and information on spatial, social and political innovation related to the production of public space in contemporary cities, organises a symposium with the title “Civil society reclaims public space. Cross perspectives based on research. This symposium is organized as part of the second festival of the Human Cities network and will be held in Brussels from 15 until 31 March 2012.
The deadline for proposals that are directly related to civil society initiatives that target “reclaiming” public space in contemporary cities is 14 october.

More information can be found on the website:

Artistic fieldwork in Kilpisjärvi

Posted by Rosanne on Tuesday September 20th 2011 at 11:39

In September and October 2011 Social Spaces researcher Rosanne van Klaveren is doing artistic fieldwork in Kilpisjärvi for her PhD project FOOD RELATED. She is staying and working at the Biological Research Station owned by the University of Helsinki. Although it is mostly biologists who do their fieldwork in this isolated place within the Arctic Circle, the Finnish Bioart Society runs an artist-in-residence program here as well.

Van Klaveren is developing cultural probes packages that will be used during her research of participatory practices for locative media art. These probes are made to be used in workshops and at home.

In the meantime, Van Klaveren is studying local food and food culture. This is important fieldwork for her participatory project about arctic food, wherefore she is very happy and thankful for being here!

Some new collected food entries from this region can be found at

website Bioart Society:

website Kilpisjärvi Research Station:

residency blog:

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