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We are excited to announce a one day symposium, on 15 October 2016, at Leeds College of Art (UK) focusing on how to expand communities of sustainable practice within and beyond art and design schools.

Given the need for art and design education to transform its mode of operating in times of massive ecological crises, the symposium is an opportunity to learn from cases of good practice, to get feedback on one’s initiatives and to network with others who are eager to make art and design education an effective advocate of sustainable practice.

Communities of sustainable practice are groups or networks of educators, designers, artists, craftspeople, researchers and students who aim to place sustainability concerns at the heart of their practice. Through the symposium we want to provide a space for people involved in such initiatives to effectively network and strategise together in order to enhance the positive impact and reach of what they do.

Aims & objectives

During this one day symposium, we want to focus on the importance of collaboration and networks in creating art and design practices that contribute to eco-social sustainability. We are especially interested in expanding the notions of sustainability within art and design education and how they contribute to engaging the public in sustainable and progressively transformative eco-social practices.

As we are convinced that sustainability is also about meshing up and intersecting practice and theory, the day will span from theoretical to practical engagements with sustainability – always with a focus on making this day productive in terms of building alliances, projects and shared commitments between the people attending. Interested? Here you find more information:

http://www.leeds-art.ac.uk/news-events/events-exhibitions/2016/10/15/sustainability-symposium/

Call for participation in Workshops 15-16.08.2016

This year PDC2016 in Arhus features 14 exciting workshops open to a wide variety of contributions.

Learning Workshops
(registration on a first come first served basis)

LW1: Exploring Embodied Speculation  in Participatory Design and Innovation
LW2: Who is it that participates? Exploring an intentional and dialogical self-concept for emancipatory participatory design
LW3: Hybrid games for stronger neighborhoods: connecting residents and urban objects to deepen the sense of place

Exploratory Workshops
(participation subject to a contribution)

EW1: Migration of a sharing platform from Copenhagen to Aarhus – a live exploration of how social innovations may travel
EW2: Ting: Making publics through provocation, conflict and appropriation
EW3: Collaboratively Articulating “Urban” Participatory Design?!
EW4: The Clothes Line Approach to Notions in Participatory Design
EW5: Participatory Design and Public Galleries, Libraries, Archives and Museums (GLAM) sector
EW6: Open for Citizens / Open data
EW7: Writing Participatory Design – A Workshop on Interpreting, Accounting and Novel Forms of Reporting
EW8: Empowering people with impairments: How participatory methods can inform the design of empowering artefacts
EW9: Of Kittens and Kiddies: reflections on participatory design with small animals and small humans
EW10: Exploring Theater of the Oppressed for Participatory Design
EW11: Participatory Design in Health Care – Participation, power and knowledge

Complete info and registration
http://pdc2016.org/

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