Date: Tuesday 21 August, in the morning.
Venue: Winterslag neighbourhood and De Andere Markt living lab, Hoefstadstraat 19, GENK
Deadlines: Candidates applying before 09 May will be informed of acceptance by 18 May so that they can benefit from ‘early bird’ registration fees (deadline: 25 May).
Further info: www.pdc2018.org
Mela Zuljevic, (Hasselt University, Belgium) is a PhD candidate, working on the topic of participatory prototyping of heritage within the MSCA-ITN project ‘Critical Heritage Studies and the Future of Europe'. She is interested in socially engaged and participatory design, and its relations with the social and political role of heritage and heritage-making in spatial planning.
Dr. Marijn van de Weijer, (Hasselt University, Belgium, and Zuyd University of Applied Sciences, the Netherlands) has a background in architecture and urban design. He studies spatial transitions in peripheral and suburban locations. His interest includes housing, industrial heritage and public spaces under redevelopment and he has experience with design-based research methods.
Dr. Giulia Carabelli, (Max Planck Institute for the Study of Ethnic and Religious Diversity, Germany) is an urban sociologist currently working on an ethnographic study of historical coffee houses in Vienna, Trieste, Budapest, Sarajevo and Thessaloniki to explore the ways in which the memories of the Ottoman and Austro-Hungarian empires are preserved and/or contested to reflect diverse urban aspirations.