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The GLID method: Moving from design features to underlying values in co-design

23 Sep

This paper where I acted as a co-author is now online and can be downloaded for free till the end of November at science direct.

In this paper, we present the GLID method to integrate verbal, material and other co-design outcomes in a structured and coherent analysis. GLID aims to increase internal rigor and transparency in Participatory Design practices and wants to go beyond the surface level of ideas, by identifying participants’ values embedded in co-design outcomes. We discuss GLID’s theoretical groundings in multimodality and a values-led approach to Participatory Design, and present a case study with primary school children. This case study demonstrates how the different stages of the GLID method can be applied in practice. Based on the case study, we reflect on how GLID contributes to a holistic, situated and more empathic understanding in co-design practices.

One year in Malta – A year in pictures

21 Sep

this year has been a roller coaster … up to the next ones. #ACM #Valletta2018 #UoM #MaKS #Friends #Colleagues #Artistisayearinpicturescollage_193

publicatie in Muziekpedagogiek in Beweging – verdieping of verbreding?

20 Mar

Vorige week werd het derde deel van de reeks Muziekpedagogiek in beweging voorgesteld.

Dit 631935derde deel in de reeks Muziekpedagogiek in beweging staat stil bij de vraag of muziek geïntegreerd met de andere kunstvakken moet worden aangeboden of juist niet. Zowel in Nederland als in Vlaanderen is de discussie hierover actueel en zijn de opvattingen divers. Zijn een monodisciplinaire en een geïntegreerde benadering respectievelijk verdiepend of eerder verbredend? Of is het andersom? Of is de vraag misschien helemaal niet relevant? In het boek wordt het thema besproken zowel vanuit de praktijk als vanuit de wetenschap. Auteurs uit Vlaanderen en Nederland leveren een bijdrage vanuit verschillende invalshoeken waarmee zij de praktijk van het muziekonderwijs willen aanzetten tot reflectie over dit actuele thema.

Het was fijn om voor dit nummer een artikel te mogen schrijven. Ik focuste op de sterktes en uitdagingen van interdisciplinaire trajecten – met muziek – binnen het hoger kunstonderwijs, hierbij uitgaande van de ervaring die ik had binnen de Faculteit Kunsten (LUCA School of Arts) en kijkt ook even over de grens naar onder meer de Kunsthogeschool in Bern en de interdisciplinaire opleiding in Maastricht.

Lecture on Arts Education for the MRER

18 Dec

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The lecture was part of the MRER (Malta Review of Educational Research) Lecture Series in collaboration with Edukarti (Art Education organisation based at Department of Arts, Open Communities and Adult Education, Faculty of Education, University of Malta). It focused on the role of Arts Educators in a changing society and their influence on Higher Arts Education.  This is in fact a topic that continuously offers debate between arts educators and art practitioners. Artists are becoming educators, facilitators, researchers and inspirers not just in schools but also in socio-cultural, business and community settings. So which challenges lie ahead of us as lecturers and what implications do these challenges have on the training of Arts Educators as we prepare them for these new roles?

The topic is analysed starting from this year’s winner of the Turner prize since for me this nicely sums up what it is about. From there the reflections tapped into my  own challenges and experiences in higher arts education over the last couple of years.

You can find the slides of the presentation AECS

 

New Course, New Place — started yesterday

29 Sep

12019938_10153691678216289_313438978359216208_nActive Design Processes – Collaborative Practice – A course for the 3rd years Digital Design at the Faculty of Media and Knowledge Sciences at the University of Malta . Nice group of students. Loving it!

two articles in progress

13 Aug

I’m currently working on 2 articles

  • one on What happens when you combine digital storytelling and cultural mapping in a social setting. The paper is based on the project Jefke Tuf – a transmedia project in Winterslag which is coming at an end in September. This is the proposal that has been accepted for the conference mentioned below.

The paper and the project will presented at the Conference on Cultural Mapping: Debating Spaces and Places that will take place in Valletta at the end of October

  • and one in Dutch on interdisciplinair trajectories in higher arts education ( Interdisciplinaire trajecten in het hoger kunstvakonderwijs)

for the next issue of Muziekpedagogiek in Beweging published by the end of this year.

interesting read: best practices on fair use in visual arts

11 Feb

Using, recreating, remixing work from artists in new artistic circumstance has been of all ages. When is it caa-fair-use-coverlabeled as fair use, when is it plagiarism? A question that is very hot at the moment due to the verdict on plagiarism by Luc Tuymans. The College Art Association (CAA) very recently published a booklet on the matter. It is a code of conduct on fair use. Although based on the American legislation, very useful elsewhere. Could be help in reflection and debate on the use of other art works in new artistic contexts. The code and an infographic about possible use of the code is available on CAA’s website.