How to design for participation?

Posted by Selina Schepers on Thursday September 22nd 2011 at 11:42

Yesterday I (Jessica Schoffelen) presented my phd to my colleagues from Social Spaces. I want to develop a method to mediate interesting relations between designers and users focussing on use time. You can find the abstract of my research here. The presentation (see: link below) is a general introduction, and remember this is a work in progress:

Artistic fieldwork in Kilpisjärvi

Posted by Selina Schepers on Tuesday September 20th 2011 at 11:44

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: