Call for papers – Designing for ‘Situated Elderliness’

Posted by Katrien Dreessen on Thursday January 31st 2013 at 15:07

The special session Design Culture for Ageing Well: Designing for ‘Situated Elderliness’ aims to open up interdisciplinary discussions between social scientists, seniors’ association members, healthcare practitioners, researchers and practitioners from human-computer interaction, ambient assisted living and related fields, and other interested persons. The special session aims to bring together people from diverse backgrounds.

Roles of “diversity”, “heterogeneity” and “abilities” will be core themes, based on an ability-based understanding of aging and situated elderliness. The organizers invite position papers that focus on topics related to “ageing well”, “ambient assisted living” or similar.

Dates: 1-3 July 2013
Location: Maribor, Slovenia at SouthCHI2013 (
Deadline for submissions: 5 March 2013

“Sound & Image”

Posted by Katrien Dreessen on Tuesday January 29th 2013 at 15:23

„Sound & Image“ is a day devoted to lectures, debates and performances exploring sound in relation to visual art forms. In the first part of the day (11am – 4pm) doctoral students and artistic researchers present their research to a critical group of fellow doctoral students, supervisors and experts. This takes place in the context of SeminArt, a cross-association seminar aimed at doctoral researchers in the visual arts.

The second part of the day (4.30pm – 10pm) is open to a wider audience of artists, students, researchers and anyone interested in the topic of sound & image. The day concludes with a performance by the experimental tuba player and composer Robin Hayward, followed by the multidisciplinary improvisation performance „2 x 2“ (Peter Jacquemyn, Klaas Verpoest,  Sigrid Tanghe and Jan Pillaert). „Sound & Image“ is organised by LUCA – Faculty of the Arts in collaboration with SeminArt/HISK, Transmedia Impact Sessions and M – Museum Leuven. All lectures and debates are in English.

more information can be found here

Kick-off Event CUO I Social Spaces (2) on February the 4th

Posted by Selina Schepers on Tuesday January 29th 2013 at 12:29

As part of the integration of the KU Leuven and its university colleges, Social Spaces (MAD-Faculty) and the Centre for User Experience Research (CUO, iMinds) have merged into a joint research group called Social Spaces|CUO. Together we pursue research projects in which we combine our complementary skills for designing socially relevant interactive applications and artefacts.

In order to celebrate this new joint research group, we invite you to a kick-off event. A combination of an interesting speaker (Froukje Sleeswijk-Visser) and a practical workshop (MAP-it) will give you a glimpse of the topics and methods our joint group is working on.

Registration is free but required via

We hope to see you on Monday!

Presentations Social Spaces research module

Posted by Selina Schepers on Wednesday January 23rd 2013 at 14:17

On January 23th, Master-students of the Media, Arts & Design faculty presented their results of the Social Spaces research module at LUCA School of Arts: