Participation is Risky

Duration: 2012 – 2013/2014

Project Description:

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The project Participation is Risky includes the making of a book and a ‘how to’-toolkit that both support designers, artists and other actors in setting up their own participatory projects. The project shows that an interesting ingredient of participatory projects is risk. Step by step, the book and ‘how-to’-toolkit show how risk can be used as a building block for your own participatory project. The book and toolkit will be published by Valiz in the Antennae series.

Team members from CUO | Social Spaces:
Liesbeth Huybrechts, Katrien Dreessen, Jessica Schoffelen, Selina Schepers

Christiano Storni
Yanki Lee

research group Social Spaces (MAD-Faculty
BAM – Flemish institute for visual, audiovisual and media art

Mondriaan Fonds
Vlaamse Overheid


Huybrechts, L. (2011) Participatory creation is risky. A roadmap of participatory creation processes and the shifting role of creative ‘things’. KULeuven: Doctoraat in de Letterkunde.

Huybrechts, L. (Ed.) (2014). Participation is Risky: Approaches to Joint Creative Processes. Amsterdam, NL: Valiz.

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