Kicking off the first of five workshops for Design + Ethnography + Futures 2014 program, we are very privileged to have Elisenda Ardèvol and Débora Lanzeni, from the Mediaccions Research Group at the UOC, Barcelona lead this talk and workshop on the 3rd April from 4.30-6.30pm!
Anyone from Design Futures Lab, the Digital Ethnography Research Centre, the Design Research Institute or HDR student in the School of Media and Communication are welcome (but places limited – please RSVP).
Spaces of Innovation – connections, lines and collaborations
Creative spaces driven by citizenship and institutions blossom all over around the world. Urban labs, City labs, FabLabs, Hackerspaces, Makerspaces, co- workings, hubs and so on, are the new centers where people converge to think, create, make, experience, participate and share knowledge in the cities that they dwell. This is a new setting where the dynamic of creation is much more intertwined with the social everyday life, thus unfolding non-traced innovation paths. A context in which, from relations in movement, emerge new qualities that are not defined so far. These qualities could be envisioned as a place/space from where we think up open futures.
In this workshop we aim to connect, reshape and rehearse different ways to draw a space revolving to make togetherness, innovation and permanence. We will explore this through playful practices with yarn, wires and mental networks. Because the lines are the trails along which life is lived and novelty occurs.
Date: Thursday 3rd April 2014
Venue: Pavilion 1, Level 10, Design Hub (building 100)
MUST RSVP: firstname.lastname@example.org (limited in numbers – sorry)