April 26, 2017

by Z33

The book Trading Places rethinks, develops, and tests design-driven practices and methods to engage with participation in public space and public issues. The book aims in helping art and design researchers, students, practitioners and the multiple stakeholders they collaborate with to explore what participatory ways of working in our contemporary urban environment entail.

Via Z33 House for Contemporary Art

The book consists of six approaches: intervention, performative mapping, play, data mining, modelling in dialogue, and curating. Each approach offers a different kind of logic and produces a different type of knowledge. Trading Places invites the reader to discover common ground, explore new territories, and exchange points of view – in short, to trade perspectives on issues of participation. •

TRADERS (Training Art and Design Researchers in Participation for Public Space) is a programme that focuses on developing a methodological framework to work on public space projects in participatory ways. The TRADERS programme explores ways in which art and design researchers can ‘trade’ or exchange knowledge with multiple participants and disciplines in public space projects and – at the same time – trains them in doing so. TRADERS allows to bundle the strength of disciplines such as art, design, architecture, and urbanism to commonly approach and challenge other disciplines and sectors.
TRADERS opens up the debate about the roles that art and design research can play in engaging people in public space and public issues. tr-aders.eu
TRADERS Open School
21–30 April 2017

Hasselt, Belgium



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