Seminar Program

16th August:
Location: Incuba, Åbogade 15, Aarhus N. Room 5510 - 103 (Store Auditorium).

9:00 - 9:15: Coffee

9:15 - 9:45: Jonas Löwgren: Challenges in research through design: What happens when we design to produce knowledge?
Design practice as part of academic knowledge production implies a few challenges. To me, the most notable ones concern the need for coherent research process frameworks, finding ways to put the designed things into play, and understanding generativity as a criterion of academic quality.

9:45 - 10:15: Danielle Wilde: Crafting Research In Practice
I propose craft as method, technique and tool; the value of open, responsive research structures; core provocative questions to ensure the saliency of design artefacts; using unresolved prototypes to elicit participant engagement; and positioning oneself in relation to varied notions of rigour. 

10: 15 - 10:45: Marie Koldkjær Højlund: Thoughts on doing a practice-based PhD combining design- and artistic-research approaches
Based on my newly defended dissertation “Overhearing - An Attuning Approach to Noise in Danish Hospitals” (Audio Design/Aarhus University), I want to share my thoughts on the challenges and gains of doing a practice-based PhD project and highlight the need to discuss the role of knowledge and the differences between artistic- and design-research approaches.

10:45 - 11:00 Coffee Break

11:00 -  12:00: Panel Discussion/ Q&A
 

17th August:
Location: Incuba, Åbogade 15, Aarhus N. Room 5510 - 103 (Store Auditorium).

9:00 - 9:15: Coffee

9:15 - 9:45: Elisa Giacardi: Histories and Futures of Research through Design
This talk concerns how data technologies are transforming the role that prototypes can play in research through design. It will discuss how data-enabled prototyping turns research artifacts into co-researchers and co-designers, and how designing with data re-emphasizes the creative flow between people and ‘things’ against what we formerly knew as products and services. 

9:45 - 10:15: Thomas Binder: Revisiting program and experiment in constructive design research
In this presentation I will based on a recent book chapter written together with Eva Brandt revisit the notions of program and experiment as they have also been taken up by others in order to suggest how performative perspectives may bring us closer to an understanding of what can be accomplished through constructive design research practices.   

10: 15 - 10:45: Lone Koefoed Hansen: On the delimitations of [art|research] objects and practices
When using practice as research, the practice becomes part of the researh argument. This raises the question of who gets to define what constitutes the object and/or who gets to define how to interpret the meaning of the practice. Is it the "artist’s privilege” to determine the knowledge that we get from familiarising us with the work or does it work more like empirical research where the meaning and the knowledge gained can be challenged and is up for interpretation and dispute?

10:45 - 11:00 Coffee Break

11:00 -  12:00: Panel Discussion/ Q&A