Workshop: PD for cognitive impairments @PDC’12

Posted by Selina Schepers on Thursday August 30th 2012 at 14:18

PDC workshop on cognitive impairmentsOn Sunday the 12th of August we (Karin Slegers, Pieter Duysburg, Helma van Rijn & Niels Hendriks) organised a workshop on participatory design on cognitive impairments (full title: Participatory Design for Users with Impairments Affecting Cognitive Functions and Communication Skills. Now that’s a mouthfull.) We received submissions/applications for more or less 15 participants working with target groups such as aphasia, dementia, autism, depression,… and using a variety of participatory methods.

NIVA TO NENETS picnic-quiz at PDC’12

Posted by Selina Schepers on Monday August 20th 2012 at 10:57

Rosanne van Klaveren presented her interactive roadmovie NIVA TO NENETS at the Participatory Design Conference in Roskilde, during a picnic-quiz. In three questions she asked the motivated group of participants about their opinion and concerns related to some side-effects of bringing help to an indigenous people (in this case the Nenets, a semi-nomadic reindeer herding people in the northwest of the Russian Federation). The answers to the quiz-questions were connected to colourfull picnic-blankets with matching picnic-snacks. A Lada Niva made from wood and felt stimulated the creative minds and the feeling of togetherness.

www.nivatonenets.org

http://pdc2012.org/

NIVA TO NENETS picnic-quiz at Danish Art Workshops

Posted by Selina Schepers on Friday August 10th 2012 at 10:51

During a working period as artist in residence at Danish Art Workshops, Rosanne van Klaveren discussed some aspects of her interactive roadmovie NIVA TO NENETS within the format of a picnic-quiz. Rosanne asked her audience five questions, while the participants positioned themselves on the picnic-blanket that resembled the answer of their choice. While matching snacks were served, some interesting discussions on paradoxical aspects of bringing help occured. For the artist who addresses this paradox within her roadmovie, these discussions were very usefull. For the people who participated the picnic-quiz, this afternoon was joyfull and inspirational.

The Arctic Council Indigenous Peoples Secreatariat wrote a nice arcticle about this event: http://www.arcticpeoples.org/index.php?option=com_k2&view=item&id=498:indigenous-day-tribute&Itemid=2

And so did Danish Art Workshops: http://svfk.dk/dk/Service/Nyheder/picnicdebat (only in Danish…)

More information about the NIVA TO NENETS project: www.nivatonenets.org