Digital Humanities

Posted by Katrien Dreessen on Wednesday April 3rd 2013 at 08:59

Following the successful first run of interdisciplinary Digital Humanities initiatives in 2012, the Leuven Arts Faculty, in association with the Doctoral School of the Humanities, organises another Digital Humanities two-day event in 2013. The programme consists of a public lecture by a prominent international DH expert, and a workshop presenting current Leuven research and developments.

The principal guest this year is Peter Lunenfeld, professor in the Design Media Arts Department at UCLA. His research interests include media philosophy, art history, design theory and digital humanities. Het is the author of various books on the role and the use of computers in arts, media and culture and has co-authored the recent state of the art handbook Digital_Humanities(MIT Press 2012).

The workshop the day after the public lecture features DH initiatives in the Humanities and in Science & Technology at Leuven. It starts off with a lecture by Stefan Gradmann on the role of the library in DH. Gradmann was recently appointed as Director of the Leuven University Library; as a literary scholar, he is also a member of the Leuven Department of Literary Studies; as a leading expert on DH, he will play a vital role in the further consolidation and development of DH in Leuven.

After the workshop presentations, Peter Lunenfeld and Stefan Gradmann will formulate response reflections and engage in discussion with presenters and participants.

Attendance is free.

Programme and registration can be found here

SHARE conference

Posted by Katrien Dreessen on Thursday March 21st 2013 at 12:11

shareOn the 24th and 25th of May, the third and closing conference of SHARE will take place at LUCA – campus Sint-Lukas Brussel. SHARE is a European project that focuses on Phd and research in the arts.  SHARE is an international networking project, comprising 39 partners working together on enhancing the ‘3rd cycle’ of arts research and education, creating a Europe-wide exchange framework for the widely different experiences, practices and ideas that make up the lively domain of artistic and cultural research.

More information and the full program can be found here

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:

“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

Interested in art, participation and public space? Visit Rabot 4-E58 (Simon Alle-Meersch)!

Posted by Selina Schepers on Monday November 12th 2012 at 10:36

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