Hoe betrek je mensen op een betekenisvolle manier in een ontwerpend onderzoek? Op welke wijze organiseer je een ontwerpproces waarbij men samen een onderzoeksvraag formuleert, en wat is je rol als designer/kunstenaar? Vragen aan de orde komen tijdens mijn workshop OPA x Ruimtekoers: https://www.facebook.com/events/1838688539607659/
Samen met het team van Ruimtekoers verzamelen we ideeën voor een herkenbare ‘landmark’ om de zichtbaarheid van het winkelcentrum te vergroten. https://www.ruimtekoers.nl/programma/help-ons-drieslag-mooier-maken/
Subsidie uit het Noodfonds is deze week toegekend door het Ondernemersfonds Arnhem. Samen met lokale winkeliers van de Drieslag, bewoners Malburgen en het team van Ruimtekoers werken we bottom-up vanuit een integrale ontwerpbenadering richting het zichtbaar maken van de unieke culturele context dmv een zomeractie en een ruimtelijk plan voor een toekomstige landmark.
Iedereen viert de liefde, maar wie heeft aandacht voor gebroken harten? En hoe werkt dat eigenlijk: rouwen om iemand die er nog is? Samen met Anne van der Weijden geef ik in het Tropenmuseum Amsterdam op 10 maart 2019 de workshop EX-IT over ritueel afsluiten. Heel je hart en doe de EX-it!
Reciprocity for 2019: red envelop with Desiderata of Max Ehrmann & drink voucher to exchange 囍 囍 囍
At the practice Cultural Diversity WdKA students observe and experience societal issues through immersing oneself in the neighbourhood Bospolder Tussendijken. Questions of identity and authenticity, migration, citizenship, transnational relations and myths of progress are at the heart of this program. One core aspect is exploring reciprocity when working within a specific geographical space in the city of Rotterdam. (Photo: Lisbeth Luft)
Celebrating 10 years PhDArts: How do we establish, sustain and nourish a vital research culture in the arts? With Keynote lecture by dr. Henk Oosterling – Art based research as hypocritical reflaction.
Bruno Latour at Zuiderkerk Amsterdam November 16th “A Tale of Seven Planets – An Exercise in Gaiapolitics”: “We live for the first time in a time when the earth responds to our actions as Gaïa, in which nature is no longer the background but acts itself. We live for the first time in a time when the story of Noah is the expression of the real need that prevails at the moment. If we develop such a new sensitivity, a new policy is possible.”
Fruitful conference ‘Designing the future’ by opening boundaries (transdisciplinary working), offering Kula (exchange information) and building potlatch (connect to gift giving) with Sarah Pink, Jamer Hunt, Anna Kirah a.o. at ‘Why The World Needs Anthropologists’ Lisbon #wwna2018
Visiting the beautiful Merkez Camii Mosque at Deventer. Every first Saturday of the month they open their doors for everybody who’s curious. You get a nice impression of all the activities.
Together with art programmer Anne van der Weijden & performance artist Najendra Caldera we organised a masterclass about house rules, performing new rituals at home. (Re)designing a ritual which evolves new meanings in daily routines by giving them symbolic content and deliver a performing tool to inspire people in innovative ways of enacting at home.
Smart Culture Working Conference pays special attention to four PhD projects of the NWO programme ‘PhD Research in the Arts’. NWO established this programme in 2010, in collaboration with the Mondriaan Foundation. The programme aims to support research in the arts as part of university practice. With this exposium, delegates, the PhD candidates and PhD graduate artists, can explore what the art and science trajectory yields.
September & November 2018 I was invited by department Creative Business at University of Applied Science Hogeschool Utrecht to give two guest lectures for 200 students about Design & Diversity.
October 2018 on a mission with Dutch-Moroccan vascular surgeons for NGO Sante Pour Tous to share knowledge with team of doctors (in training) at hospital Chu Ibn Rochd in Casablanca.
At Balance-Unbalance, a conference about art and design as catalysts to explore intersections between nature, science, technology and society, I joined the workshop of Barbara Asselbergs, Generating Urban Values: dialogues in Urban Space.
A central theme of Participatory Design is the direct involvement of people in the design of things, spaces and technologies they use. The Participatory Design Conference 2018 at the University of Hasselt was related to the challenge of approaching design processes and projects in participatory ways, with the people who have a stake in these processes and projects.
According to sociologist Richard Sennett intergration is a bad idea. We do not have to think the same thing. If only we can work together.
Tim Ingold’s manifesto for a future anthropology ‘Anthropology, why it matters’ is a book for the coming generation: ‘Anthropologists study with people, rather then making studies of them. Anthropologists have shown how principles of giving and receiving are the core of everyday life.’
As board member of NGO Santé Pour Tous I’ll accompany Marocain-Dutch medical team this year to Tanger, Nador & Casablanca. Together we’re working on a campaign to build awareness for www.santepourtous.nl
Unmaking and ruination in design anthropology: can we speak of unmaking in form of design? Creative de(con)struction instead of production? Making colonial pain visible and tangible in ethnographic collections. Curating future looking into the (euro-centric) past. Inspiring papers presented at ‘Art, Materiality and Representation’ conference in British Museum.
What if the exchanges we call economic were part of a much larger, far older and more diffuse system of exchange? What if value were defined not by accumulation but by circulation, and circulation not by supply & demand but by honor, glory and beauty? Categories who are linked to gift and sacrifice. Students WdKA created social tools that gave direction to conversations by approaching unknown people.
Design + Anthropology represents a milestone in the creation of a new and important field of artistic and intellectual inquiry. Christine Miller explores the evolution of two disciplines and touches on the invention & diffusion of new practices. Design Anthropology is an emerging transdiciplinary field characterized by an approach that integrates anthropological methods, theory, frameworks and critique with design principles and practices to address a wide range of complex system-level problems facing societies, institutions and organizations.
From October 2017 I’m lecturing Cultural Diversity / New Urban Dynamics for third year students minor Social Practices at Willem de Kooning Academy Rotterdam. The practices focus on art and design that impacts societal issues by (re)designing processes, interactions and relationships, involving participants in the design process.
Studenten ArtEZ Zwolle gingen in gesprek met activiste Nadja Tolokonnikova bij ArtEZ Studium Generale: http://studiumgenerale.artez.nl
During our fieldtrip to research new ways to bring Palestine’s children’s rights to your attention, we found inspiration by all the positive and beautiful energy of 50 young people in Ramallah, Hebron and Nablus who joined our workshops. The workshops were initiated by Tadamun & DCI building awareness for children rights in Palestine.