Dates: 10-14 November 2015 Location: Genk, Belgium Website: http://tr-aders.eu Deadline for application: UPDATED 16 August 2015 W...
Dates: 10-14 November 2015
Location: Genk, Belgium
Deadline for application: UPDATED 16 August 2015
TRADERS project (European Union’s Seventh Framework Programme), 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).
In this Autumn School we assume the issues of work and labour as a public debate and field of practice that artists, designers and researchers can work, analyze, critique and / or reflect on. The program offers general perspectives on participatory art and design and on labour and work under post-Fordism, good practices related to such topics, local expertise and non-work- related activities.The confirmed speakers are Pelle Ehn, Carl DiSalvo and Pascal Gielen, Jeanne van Heeswijk, Hilde Heynen, Frank Moulaert, and David Hamers.
For further information about the TRADERS Autumn School, see the call for applications on the TRADERS website.
For application, send expression of interest before the 10th of August 2015 to Evi Donné 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.
About TRADERS (Training Art and Design Researchers in Participation for Public Space)
The FP7, Marie Curie Multi-ITN project ‘TRADERS’ researches the ways in which art and design researchers can ‘trade’ or exchange with multiple participants and disciplines in public space projects and – at the same time – trains them in doing so. Social, economic and environmental changes ask for a rethinking and repositioning of designers and artists in society. In this line of thought, the TRADERS project questions how designers and artists can engage people to participate in the debate about, and the construction of, public space. The project also aims to develop tools for training future art and design practitioners and researchers in doing so. Six design and art researchers investigate specific participatory approaches in public space (play, intervention, mapping, data-mining and modelling in dialogue), which eventually will result in a framework for training. More information: http://tr-aders.eu.