For Real!

Posted by Liesbeth on Thursday September 30th 2010 at 08:56

Tomorrow For Real opens in Maastricht and Hasselt. This is an art festival that deals with the interrelations between video, art and public space. For Real presents screenings by many interesting artists in public space. Besides that, the festival organises a symposium tomorrow where Social Spaces will be presenting. If you want to participate in the symposium, you first have to register via email (

Viewmaster Foundation, the Maastricht Academy for Fine Arts and Design and Maastricht University / Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (Media Culture Master) organise a symposium on the dynamic relationship between virtuality and reality in public spaces and the role of video art in that. How does the public space act when it is used for alternative artistic purposes?

More information:

Workshop Eindhoven 4.9.10, mapping “silence”

Posted by Liesbeth on Monday August 30th 2010 at 17:38

Cultural Probes and Pecha Kucha (20.6.10). A little report.

Posted by Liesbeth on Friday May 21st 2010 at 09:25

Our Social Spaces researchers had an active day yesterday making and sharing stories about their research and personal work and experiences. We joined a workshop on Cultural Probes and a Pecha Kucha evening.

MAPit (workshop: hands on) at i-beta festival, Heerlen (11.06)

Posted by Liesbeth on Monday May 17th 2010 at 10:45

Social Spaces will be present at the i-beta festival in Heerlen at the 11th of June to present MAPit, a mapping toolkit to facilitate cross-disciplinary dialogues and creation processes. The mapping kit answers to the fact that people from different profiles, backgrounds and expertise do not necessarily share the same ‘language’. Adding a visual layer, that is open and adjustable to all participants, creates a different dialogue and enables everyone to join the conversation. Via the toolkit a group of people visualises thoughts and ideas in a playful way and in that way stimulates and guides cross-disciplinary creation processes. MAPit uses an open-source set of icons indicating people, things, activities. Empty icons are also available to create new icons during discussions. In this way, icons can be added and adjusted, implying that the system is never complete and is open to iterative refinement. The MAPit toolkit also contains ‘strange’ or critical icons, like ‘bombs’ and ‘locks’, allowing people to disagree and enabling them to risk a step on uncommon ground, which is more conductive to creativity. On the i_beta event, we will discuss the role of mapping toolkits in moderating cross-disciplinary creation processes in the field of e-culture and creative industries. We will also work with our own MAPit toolkit, exploring the roles of creativity and e-culture in (the future of) the Meuse-Rhine Euregion.

More information on this project here

Social Spaces in 1996

Posted by Liesbeth on Thursday May 6th 2010 at 10:05

If Social Spaces would have been made in 1996, it would look like this:

With thanks to @nielshendriks for this suggestion

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