TRADERS Talk web-platform is an extension of the TRADERS project, which seeks to engage art and design practitioners and researchers in critical reflection on participatory art and design in/for public space. Read more
Annelies Vaneycken is a Belgian Designer, currently working and living in Gothenburg, Sweden.
Annelies Vaneycken holds a Master in Fine Arts in the field of Graphic Design (1998, LUCA School of Arts, Brussels), and a Master in Design (2001, Sandberg Institute, Amsterdam). Since July 2014, she is working on a PhD in Design at HDK School of Design and Crafts, Gothenburg, in the wider context of the project TRADERS (Training Art and Design Researchers for Participation in Public Space).
Her current doctoral work addresses and problematises values of ‘play’ as approach for including children and young adults in participatory design processes working in/on public spaces. Play’s ambiguity, uncontrolled and performativity are explored as means for change – to break conventional rules and open new perspectives – in the discours on public space issues. For this practical based research project, she operates under the name of Office for Public Play.