Social SpacesICUO at Conflict & Design, 7th Triennial for Design in Flanders 2013

Posted by Selina Schepers on Wednesday March 6th 2013 at 09:14

‘Conflict & Design, 7th Triennial for Design in Flanders 2013′ is “is an investigation into the social relevance of design and the role and responsibility of designers in our society. This Triennial presents concepts, projects, objects and processes which are primarily developed within relatively new developments in design such as user-centered design, social design, participation design, process design, sustainable design, ethical design etc.”

Social SpacesICUO, together with FabLab Genk and other partners, will organise several workshops at ‘Conflict & Design, 7th Triennial for Design in Flanders 2013′. Specifically, on Thursday, March 28, we will organise a workshop on the (re)use of waste materials (in the setting of FabLab Genk) (workshop 6) and on design together with persons with cognitive or sensory impairments (workshop 7). The workshop will take place in Genk. So if you’re in the neighborhood, be sure to come and visit us!

For more information (and to register for the workshop(s)), see:

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!