Turnhout, Belgium

RECLAIM THE SUBURBS: which capacities for participatory approaches?

when 14 October 2019 - 18 October 2019
language English
duration 1 week
credits 10 EC
fee EUR 100

RECLAIM THE SUBURBS is an experiment. During the period of one week, we will rethink suburbia, by prototyping and actually building our own 'reclaim practices'. And this supported by lectures on participatory design, collective learning and capacity building.

Course leader

The workshop is part of the European project CAPA.CITY (www.capa-city-ensuf.eu) and is a collaboration of Hasselt University (Belgium), Roskilde University (Denmark) and ENSA-Marseille (France).
The workshop will be supervised by professionals with an e

Target group

The workshop is open to all PhD students with an interest in the suburbs, participatory design and collective learning. Master students can apply with a portfolio.

Course aim

The goal of the CAPA.CITY autumnschool is to collect and discuss Reclaim the Suburb practices, with a focus on the capacities that collectives need to develop, in order to initiate, run and sustain such practices. To support this discussion, the participants of the autumnschool will form collectives and will, in group, prototype reclaim practices in full-scale using the Open Structures modular
construction model (www.openstructures.net).
Each prototyping session will be followed by a collective reflection session that frames the prototyping activities within capacity building theories. The result is an autoethnographic process during which the participants reflect on the design of capacity building processes (for supporting reclaim practices) by actually engaging in one.

Credits info

10 EC
Participating in the CAPA.CITY autumnschool counts for 2 ECTS.

Fee info

EUR 100: The fee includes accomodation, breakfast and lunch from monday October 14 till Friday October 18.