Sustainability and social impact as drivers for value creation

Balance-Unbalance (BunB) is an annual International Conference designed around art and design as catalysts to explore intersections between nature, science, technology and society. BunB 2018 New Value Systems will be hosted September 20th and 21st 2018 by The Patching Zone, the City of Schiedam, Stedelijk Museum Schiedam, Energy Cafe and other partners in Schiedam, The Netherlands.

More info will be available online soon: the call for papers, panels, workshops and art works will be open by the end of Dec.2017.

Hybrid Learning environments; Designing innovative, participatory and sustainable solutions for complex issues
is available now ! Authors: Anne Nigten, Harry Kotey
In this whitepaper we suggest a practical approach for innovation that is based on a lifelong learning concept for professionals and scholars alike. Our approach is situated in a living lab environment where learning and practice converge. We refer to this as Hybrid Learning.
 

The Patching Zone participates in a new research exploration: Singewing space. In the innovative digital demonstrator Singewing Space we’ll investigate how blended learning can become more physical and social through computerinteraction. This digital demonstrator aims to include students in art education in an interactive and physical learning process at the intersection of music and dance. Partners: Codarts, Erasmus University and RASL, IPEM, Ghent University, Amsterdam University of Arts, The Patching Zone i.c.w. CKC & Partners. The project is funded by SIA, KIEM Creative Industry.

#SingewingSpace

In the run up to ISEA 2017, Anne Nigten held a seminar about Participatory Design for Master students of the University of Caldas, Manizales Columbia.The seminar was closed down with playing the Tic-Tac- Toe game (from Go for IT!)

tictacto Manizales small

 


The Patching Zone is proud to announce a new project: LAB85, a city lab in the Hoogstraat in Schiedam (NL) where history, crafts and innovation meet.

 

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