Pre-conference

Main conference

Programme

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Monday 20th Aug
Monday 20th Aug
Workshops
09:00 - 12:30
Date
Monday 20th Aug
Time
09:00 - 12:30
Location
LUCA School of Arts, Campus C-Mine 5, Genk

PDC 2018 presents 13 interactive workshops (and tutorials): an exciting series of sessions on topics that include reflections, methods, practices and other areas of interest with regard to participative design. These last half a day (morning or afternoon ) or a whole day. Participating in the workshops means that you will actively participate in a topic and enter into a lively debate with other interested parties.

Democracy and participatory design
Co-creating Universal Design hotel rooms Codesigning with public partners: Controversies and agonism

Participatory design processes
Infrastructuring in PD: What does infrastructuring look like? When does it look like that?

Future issues of participatory design
A design anthropology approach to experiential futures and autonomous driving

Urban participation
Walking, recording and collaborative mapping: how can we advance PD methodology by engaging with heritage?

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Doctoral Colloquium
09:00 - 12:30
Date
Monday 20th Aug
Time
09:00 - 12:30
Location
LUCA School of Arts, Campus C-Mine 5, Genk

The doctoral colloquium is a full-day session intended for PhD students working within the field of Participatory Design (PD). It will provide students with an opportunity to discuss issues of concern to them in their studies and receive extensive feedback from the DC co-chairs, along with a core group of senior participatory design researchers, and other student participants.

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Lunch
12:30 - 13:30
Date
Monday 20th Aug
Time
12:30 - 13:30

Workshops
13:30 - 17:00
Date
Monday 20th Aug
Time
13:30 - 17:00
Location
LUCA School of Arts, Campus C-Mine 5, Genk

PDC 2018 presents 13 interactive workshops (and tutorials): an exciting series of sessions on topics that include reflections, methods, practices and other areas of interest with regard to participative design. These last half a day (morning or afternoon ) or a whole day. Participating in the workshops means that you will actively participate in a topic and enter into a lively debate with other interested parties.

Democracy and participatory design
Co-creating Universal Design hotel rooms Codesigning with public partners: Controversies and agonism

Participatory design processes
Infrastructuring in PD: What does infrastructuring look like? When does it look like that?

Future issues of participatory design
A design anthropology approach to experiential futures and autonomous driving

Urban participation
Walking, recording and collaborative mapping: how can we advance PD methodology by engaging with heritage?

Read more about the workshops and tutorials

Doctoral Colloquium
13:30 - 17:00
Date
Monday 20th Aug
Time
13:30 - 17:00
Location
LUCA School of Arts, Campus C-Mine 5, Genk

The doctoral colloquium is a full-day session intended for PhD students working within the field of Participatory Design (PD). It will provide students with an opportunity to discuss issues of concern to them in their studies and receive extensive feedback from the DC co-chairs, along with a core group of senior participatory design researchers, and other student participants.

Read more about the Doctoral Colloquium

Tuesday 21st Aug
Tuesday 21st Aug
Workshops
09:00 - 12:30
Date
Tuesday 21st Aug
Time
09:00 - 12:30
Location
LUCA School of Arts, Campus C-Mine 5, Genk

PDC 2018 presents 13 interactive workshops (and tutorials): an exciting series of sessions on topics that include reflections, methods, practices and other areas of interest with regard to participative design. These last half a day (morning or afternoon ) or a whole day. Participating in the workshops means that you will actively participate in a topic and enter into a lively debate with other interested parties.

Democracy and participatory design
Giving A Voice Through Design: Adapting Design Methods to Ensure the Participation of People with Communication Difficulties Participatory School Design for Participatory Democracy

Participatory design processes
[CANCELLED] Data Literacy Workshops As Participatory Design Identification as Process in Participatory Design

Future issues of participatory design
Community Driven Design of Living Technologies
PD Manifesto for AI Futures


Urban participation
Avoiding Ecocidal Smart Cities: Participatory Design for More-than-Human Futures

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Tutorials
09:00 - 12:30
Date
Tuesday 21st Aug
Time
09:00 - 12:30
Location
LUCA School of Arts, Campus C-Mine 5, Genk

PDC 2018 presents 13 interactive workshops (and tutorials): an exciting series of sessions on topics that include reflections, methods, practices and other areas of interest with regard to participative design. These last half a day (morning or afternoon ) or a whole day. Participating in the workshops means that you will actively participate in a topic and enter into a lively debate with other interested parties.

Democracy and participatory design
DESIS Philosophy Talk #6.4 Regenerating Democracy: a Design Contribution

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Lunch
12:30 - 13:30
Date
Tuesday 21st Aug
Time
12:30 - 13:30

Workshops
13:30 - 17:00
Date
Tuesday 21st Aug
Time
13:30 - 17:00
Location
LUCA School of Arts, Campus C-Mine 5, Genk

PDC 2018 presents 13 interactive workshops (and tutorials): an exciting series of sessions on topics that include reflections, methods, practices and other areas of interest with regard to participative design. These last half a day (morning or afternoon ) or a whole day. Participating in the workshops means that you will actively participate in a topic and enter into a lively debate with other interested parties.

Democracy and participatory design
Giving A Voice Through Design: Adapting Design Methods to Ensure the Participation of People with Communication Difficulties Participatory School Design for Participatory Democracy

Participatory design processes
[CANCELLED] Data Literacy Workshops As Participatory Design Identification as Process in Participatory Design

Future issues of participatory design
Community Driven Design of Living Technologies
PD Manifesto for AI Futures


Urban participation
Avoiding Ecocidal Smart Cities: Participatory Design for More-than-Human Futures

Read more about the workshops and tutorials

Local participation session
14:00 - 17:00
Date
Tuesday 21st Aug
Time
14:00 - 17:00
 
LUCA School of Arts, Campus C-mine, Genk & Koning Boudewijnlaan, Genk

The Local Participation Session aims to stimulate a dialogue between an international group of experts and local initiatives/organizations that work on participation.

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Opening Reception + speech
18:00 - 21:00
Mayor Wim Dries (City of Genk) on Sharing and Cities
Date
Tuesday 21st Aug
Time
18:00 - 21:00
Location
C-Mine Cultuurcentrum (Barenzaal)

Hosted by City of Genk with an opening speech by Mayor Wim Dries on Sharing and Cities.

Wednesday 22nd Aug
Wednesday 22nd Aug
Welcome
Date
Wednesday 22nd Aug
Time
09:00 - 09:30
Hasselt University, in the Old Prison: Aula, OG-Aud1

Welcome by Rob Cuyvers (Dean of the Faculty of Architecture), Liesbeth Huybrechts and Maurizio Teli (General Chairs PDC 2018).

Keynote
09:30 - 10:30
Apolonija Šušteršič
Date
Wednesday 22nd Aug
Time
09:30 - 10:30
Location
Hasselt University, in the Old Prison: Aula, OG-Aud1

Apolonija Šušteršič (http://apolonijasustersic.com/) is an architect and visual artist. Her work is related to a critical analysis of space; usually focused at the processes and relationships between institutions, cultural politics, urban planning and architecture. Her practice is imbedded within interdisciplinary discourse and usually includes collaborations with other professionals such as architects, urban planners, curators, sociologists, and local population. Together with architect and a professor at KTH (Stockholm), Meike Schalk she formed an operative unit, which occasionally produces research, projects, actions and discussions. Apolonija Šušteršič has a PhD from University of Lund, Malmö Art Academy, Sweden; and runs her own art / architecture studio practice in Oslo, Norway and in Ljubljana, Slovenia. She is a professor in visual art at Oslo National Academy for the Arts, Head of MFA Program: Art & Public Space.

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Full Paper Track (1)
10:30 - 12:00
POWER
Date
Wednesday 22nd Aug
Time
10:30 - 12:00
Location
Hasselt University, in the Old Prison: Aula, OG-Aud1

Full papers report on substantial and original, unpublished research that advances Participatory Design (PD). As a single-track conference and the only research conference exclusively dedicated to PD, PDC full research papers have a broad impact on the development of PD theory, approaches and practices.

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Lunch
12:00 - 13:00
Date
Wednesday 22nd Aug
Time
12:00 - 13:00

Book market
12:00 - 13:00
Date
Wednesday 22nd Aug
Time
12:00 - 13:00
Location
Hasselt University, in the Old Prison

We invite (co-)authors of books related to the conference theme to market their contributions to the attendees of the conference. It is an opportunity to share interesting and exciting work among the PDC community!

Short Paper Track (1)
13:00 - 14:30
PD METHODOLOGY
Date
Wednesday 22nd Aug
Time
13:00 - 14:30
Location
Hasselt University, in the Old Prison: FR-1.01

PD METHODOLOGY

Short papers present original, unpublished ideas and research that explores or advances the field of Participatory Design (PD) or reflect on its potential future developments.

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Short Paper Track (1)
13:00 - 14:30
FUTURE ISSUES
Date
Wednesday 22nd Aug
Time
13:00 - 14:30
Location
Hasselt University, in the Old Prison: FR-1.02

FUTURE ISSUES

Short papers present original, unpublished ideas and research that explores or advances the field of Participatory Design (PD) or reflect on its potential future developments.

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Short Paper Track (1)
13:00 - 14:30
CARE
Date
Wednesday 22nd Aug
Time
13:00 - 14:30
Location
Hasselt University, in the Old Prison: FR-1.05

CARE

Short papers present original, unpublished ideas and research that explores or advances the field of Participatory Design (PD) or reflect on its potential future developments.

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Break
Date
Wednesday 22nd Aug
Time
14:30 - 15:00

Full Paper Track (2)
15:00 - 16:30
COMMONING
Date
Wednesday 22nd Aug
Time
15:00 - 16:30
Location
Hasselt University, in the Old Prison: Aula, OG-Aud1

Full papers report on substantial and original, unpublished research that advances Participatory Design (PD). As a single-track conference and the only research conference exclusively dedicated to PD, PDC full research papers have a broad impact on the development of PD theory, approaches and practices.

Discover all papers

Network meeting & tour
16:30 - 18:00
Date
Wednesday 22nd Aug
Time
16:30 - 18:00
Location
Z33, Hasselt

Practitioners active in commercial, government, and not-for-profit organizations outside of academia are invited for a special networking event, just before the conference reception. Besides providing a platform for great networking, the evening will feature the panel “Out of Academia PD & Democracy” with practitioners from diverse industry settings as well as a tour of the Situated Actions.

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Situated Actions
16:30 - 18:00
Date
Wednesday 22nd Aug
Time
16:30 - 18:00
Location
Z33, Hasselt

PD-inspired exhibitions, performances, interventions, workshops, public debates, or other highly interactive engagements, incorporating public space in the city of Hasselt.

Read more on Situated Actions

Reception + Artful Integrators Award
18:00 - 21:00
Date
Wednesday 22nd Aug
Time
18:00 - 21:00
Location
Z33, Hasselt

A recognition for outstanding achievement in the area of participatory design. Where tradi- tional design awards have gone to individual designers and/or singular objects, the Artful Integrator’s Award emphasises the importance of collaborative participation in design.

Read more about the award and the (previous) awardees

Thursday 23rd Aug
Thursday 23rd Aug
Full Paper Track (3)
09:00 - 10:30
LEARNING & EDUCATION
Date
Thursday 23rd Aug
Time
09:00 - 10:30
Location
Hasselt University, in the Old Prison: Aula, OG-Aud1

Full papers report on substantial and original, unpublished research that advances Participatory Design (PD). As a single-track conference and the only research conference exclusively dedicated to PD, PDC full research papers have a broad impact on the development of PD theory, approaches and practices.

Discover all papers

Break
Date
Thursday 23rd Aug
Time
10:30 - 11:00

Full Paper Track (4)
11:00 - 12:30
COMPLICATED THINGS
Date
Thursday 23rd Aug
Time
11:00 - 12:30
Location
Hasselt University, in the Old Prison: Aula, OG-Aud1

Full papers report on substantial and original, unpublished research that advances Participatory Design (PD). As a single-track conference and the only research conference exclusively dedicated to PD, PDC full research papers have a broad impact on the development of PD theory, approaches and practices.

Discover all papers

Lunch
12:30 - 13:30
Date
Thursday 23rd Aug
Time
12:30 - 13:30

Presentation student projects
12:30 - 13:30
Date
Thursday 23rd Aug
Time
12:30 - 13:30
Location
Hasselt University, in the Old Prison

In this edition of PDC, we would like to show the PDC 2018 participants what is happening in our schools, art, and research institutions. Therefore, the conference includes a track for showing student projects.

The student projects will be presented via postcards that will be distributed among the conference attendees and posters in the conference venue. During the conference, attendees will be stimulated to provide feedback/comments/ideas on the displayed projects in the exhibition.

Read more about the student projects

Situated Actions
13:30 - 15:00
Date
Thursday 23rd Aug
Time
13:30 - 15:00
Location
Z33, Hasselt

PD-inspired exhibitions, performances, interventions, workshops, public debates, or other highly interactive engagements, incorporating public space in the city of Hasselt.

Read more on Situated Actions

Break
Date
Thursday 23rd Aug
Time
15:00 - 15:30

Panel Diversity in PD
15:30 - 17:00
+ David Hakken Participatory Design Grant
Date
Thursday 23rd Aug
Time
15:30 - 17:00
Location
Hasselt University, in the Old Prison: OG-Aud2

One aim of the Participatory Design community and its conference is to be as inclusive as possible, and to increase the diversity of voices (from different parts of the world, or with new perspectives on participation) that build our field. Different strategies have been experimented to pursue this vision such as the practitioners / industry track, exhibition track, community challenges, the David Hakken scholarship, etc. Given the fact that diversity and inclusion can still be handled better and improved, in this panel we will discuss how we can continue to work on these issues in the future.

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During the panel, the David Hakken Participatory Design Grant will be awarded. The David Hakken Participatory Design Grant was established in 2016 to celebrate David Hakken, PD veteran and member of the PDC Advisory Board. The bursary is granted by the PDC Advisory Board on a Biennial basis to 1 talented student demonstrating, through his/her work, Participatory Design practice and/or thought leadership as well as alignment with Prof. Hakken’s main philosophy.

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Business Meeting PDC
17:00 - 18:30
Discussion past, present and future of PDC
Date
Thursday 23rd Aug
Time
17:00 - 18:30
Location
Hasselt University, in the Old Prison: OG-Aud2

Open to everyone - including people who were not yet previously involved in PDC - who wants to discuss the past, present and future of the conference.

Walk to dinner location
18:30 - 19:30
Date
Thursday 23rd Aug
Time
18:30 - 19:30
Location
from Hasselt University, in the Old Prison to Speelplaats De Hazelaar

Conference dinner
19:30 - 21:30
Opening speech by Mayor hosted by the City of Hasselt
Date
Thursday 23rd Aug
Time
19:30 - 21:30
Location
Speelplaats De Hazelaar

Party
21:30 - 00:00
Date
Thursday 23rd Aug
Time
21:30 - 00:00
Location
De Nieuwe Zaal, Hasselt

Friday 24th Aug
Friday 24th Aug
Full Paper Track (5)
09:00 - 10:30
FRONT BACK AND THE ROLES IN BETWEEN
Date
Friday 24th Aug
Time
09:00 - 10:30
Location
Hasselt University, in the Old Prison: Aula, OG-Aud1

Full papers report on substantial and original, unpublished research that advances Participatory Design (PD). As a single-track conference and the only research conference exclusively dedicated to PD, PDC full research papers have a broad impact on the development of PD theory, approaches and practices.

Discover all papers

Break
Date
Friday 24th Aug
Time
10:30 - 11:00

Short Paper Track (2)
11:00 - 12:30
POLITICS
Date
Friday 24th Aug
Time
11:00 - 12:30
Location
Hasselt University, in the Old Prison: FR-1.01

POLITICS

Short papers present original, unpublished ideas and research that explores or advances the field of Participatory Design (PD) or reflect on its potential future developments.

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Short Paper Track (2)
11:00 - 12:30
URBAN
Date
Friday 24th Aug
Time
11:00 - 12:30
Location
Hasselt University, in the Old Prison: FR-1.02

URBAN

Short papers present original, unpublished ideas and research that explores or advances the field of Participatory Design (PD) or reflect on its potential future developments.

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Short Paper Track (2)
11:00 - 12:30
ON THE EDGE
Date
Friday 24th Aug
Time
11:00 - 12:30
Location
Hasselt University, in the Old Prison: FR-2.03

ON THE EDGE

Short papers present original, unpublished ideas and research that explores or advances the field of Participatory Design (PD) or reflect on its potential future developments.

Discover all short papers

Lunch
12:30 - 13:30
Date
Friday 24th Aug
Time
12:30 - 13:30

Presentation student projects
12:30 - 13:30
Date
Friday 24th Aug
Time
12:30 - 13:30
Location
Hasselt University, in the Old Prison

In this edition of PDC, we would like to show the PDC 2018 participants what is happening in our schools, art, and research institutions. Therefore, the conference includes a track for showing student projects.

The student projects will be presented via postcards that will be distributed among the conference attendees and posters in the conference venue. During the conference, attendees will be stimulated to provide feedback/comments/ideas on the displayed projects in the exhibition.

Read more about the student projects

Keynote
13:30 - 14:30
Noortje Marres
Date
Friday 24th Aug
Time
13:30 - 14:30
Location
Hasselt University, in the Old Prison: Aula, OG-Aud1

From the lab to the street: what new competences for an intelligent future?

Over the last decade or so, intelligent technology testing has moved from relatively enclosed environments like the laboratory, the factory-floor and the home into public spaces, such as the street. This places new demands on the capacities of the actors involved – engineers, citizens, social researchers, policy makers and designers, ... – to envision a shared, societal future. One way to sum up this challenge is by modifying a well-known and enigmatic precept: In the 1990s, engineering was defined as “sociology by other means” (Law, 1991), but to make this true today we need to add new elements, namely participation and design.

In her lecture, Noortje will unpack and advance this claim by investigating a series of recent street trials of intelligent vehicles in the UK and elsewhere. Drawing on empirical materials, from fieldwork notes to debate maps and a design exercise, Noortje will first show how some key elements go missing in contemporary street trials of driverless cars, and how, for this reason, they risk to fail in their attempt to put a proposed technological future to a societal test. Some trials bracket contestation among road users (drivers, cyclists, pedestrians), while others render the social environment passive, reducing it to a décor for machine performance. The result of this is not only to render the societal future unreal, but also, stupid.

So how, then, can design and social research be combined to re-introduce the missing elements, and stage a public encounter between actors, forces and visions – the car system, the ecological future – that so often remain mute to one another, and which, accordingly, fails to take place?

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Conclusion Panel
14:30 - 15:30
Date
Friday 24th Aug
Time
14:30 - 15:30

Pre-conference

Monday and Tuesday 20th and 21th of August 2018 at LUCA School of Arts, Genk

Everyday a bus will leave at 8.30 at the Old prison in Hasselt and return to that same location in the evening.

Main conference

Wednesday 22nd, Thursday 23rd and Friday 24th of August 2018 at University of Hasselt, Hasselt