workshops & projects

  • contemporary arts
  • design and activism
  • facilitation of participatory processes
  • transdisciplinarity and collective creativity

 

2018

  • A (poetic) word to change the discourse, at Frei University Berlin, to be held in December, Berlin, Germany
  • Body, poetic & micropolitcs, guest professor from Dr. Elena Agudio at Weißensee Kunsthochschule Berlin, October, Berlin, Germany
  • Words free, at Agora Collective of Contemporary Practices / Insurgences Program, Berlin, Germany (photos: Bea)

 

2017

  • Other lives of objects – workshop about art in migration contexts. Collage and ‘sobreimpressions’ are the main techniques explored in this work. Museu de Arte Moderna do MAM, Salvador, Brazil (photos: MAM Bahia)
  • Other lives of objects – workshop about art in migration contexts. Coletivo Elza, Florianópolis, Brazil
  • From places to images – workshop about creative processes based on the ideas of “spirit of place” and “immaterial geography”. November/2016, with Fátima Pena, Iara Mol and Lucia Castello Branco. Collective exhibition in Abril/2017 at Cas’a’screver, Belo Horizonte, Brazil

 

2016

  • Poetic image – workshop focused on the image of words, as guest of the research project ‘Palavra em Ponto de Dicionário – word in point of dictionary’, coordinated by Lucia Castello Branco, Vania Baeta e Janaína De Paula. Funding: CNPq/ Federal University of Minas Gerais, Cas’a’screver, Brazil, 2014-2016
  • The value is local: collaborative design and projects for the territory – workshop on strategic design with designers and artisans focused in traditional products and know-how from Amazon. November/2016, with Fernanda Martins and Samia Batista at Mapinguari Design Studio, Belém, Brazil
  • Creative ideas for urban development in Brasilia – workshop on transformative research for decision-making. November/2016, with Cristiano Cagnin, Peter Moll, and Niki Frantzeskaki at Center for Strategic Studies and Management in Science, Technology and Innovation (CGEE), Brasília, Brazil
  • D4T – Design for Territory – guest-expert in the international focus group on tangible and intangible aspects of the territory. October/2016, at Politecnico di Milano, Italy
  • Co-curating the city – guest at the interdisciplinary lab focussing on co-curating the city as well as the transformations of the role of the curator, developed by Hybrid Space Lab- October/2016 at the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Berlin.

 

2015

  • “Art, design and collaborative innovation: how people are transforming cities”-  workshop with citizens aimed to develop ideas and sustainable concepts for the city of Florianópolis. November/2015, at ositio, Florianópolis, Brazil

Photo by Silvana Frate

  • at HFBK, Hamburg, Germany – participation as guest with Marjetica Potrc and the Design for the Living World at the Hochschule für Bildende Künste – HFBK in Hamburg –  research about soil and water, the essentials elements residents of Prinzessinnengarten neighborhood live with every day but they do not question them. Living with Soil and Water is part of Nachbarschaftsakademie 2015: Stadt – Land – Boden, a Community Academy at the Prinzessinnengarten.

Photo by Marco Clausen, Berlin, Prinzessinnengarten, 2015

  • at UNIDEE – University of Ideas, Biella, Italy – participation as guest-artist at “Understanding Territoriality for Creating Territorialities”, a project co-funded by the Creative Europe Programme of the European Union, and produced in partnership by Fabrica (UK, http://fabrica.org.uk), Netwerk (Belgium, www.netwerk-art.be/en), Otvorena Soba (Macedonia, www.publicroom.org) and Cittadellarte – Fondazione Pistoletto (Italy, www.cittadellarte.it).

 

Since 2007-2015

  • Workshops for creative processes and innovation
    Executive training at International Business School Fundação Dom Cabral – FDC, EMBRAPA, Termotecnica, FIAT Group, Technology Based Enterprises Association of Santa Catarina, Federation of Industries of Minas Gerais, German Agency for Technical Cooperation GIZ Gmbh, World Bank and other companies in Brazil.

2014

  • “Reading the city center” (art exhibition) – memory of the project
    Belo Horizonte, Brazil | Funding: Cultural Center of UFMG
    Team: Lia Krucken (org.), Luís Matuto, Márcia Guimarães, Najla Mouchrek
    See photos 
  • “Immaterial geography – video” 
    Belo Horizonte, Brazil | Funding: Cultural Center of UFMG
    Workshop and exhibition at the Summer Festival of Federal University of Minas Gerais.
    Team: Lia Krucken  and guests Luís Matuto, Márcia Guimarães, Najla Mouchrek, Peter Moll, Umma Fotografia
    Participants: citizens, professionals and students from several areas
    See workshop photos

2010-2014

  • Workshops for social innovation and sustainable design
    Semestral courses at MSc of Design, Innovation and Sustainability and undergrad at Design School of State University of Minas Gerais, Brazil

2013

  • Genius Loci – the spirit of the place” (workshop and exhibition)
    Belo Horizonte, Brazil | Funding: Cultural Center of UFMG
    Workshop and exhibition at the Summer Festival of Federal University of Minas Gerais.
    Team: Lia Krucken and guests Luís Matuto, Márcia Guimarães, Najla Mouchrek
    Participants: citizens, professionals and students from several areas
  • “Alternative maps for the city (workshop)
    Belo Horizonte, Brazil | State University of Minas Gerais
    Team: Lia Krucken, Iara Mol
    Participants: Students from Design and Art Courses

2012-2014

  • Project and program “From dreams to social innovation projects”
    Part of the international project Dream:in, together with Parsons The New School
    Belo Horizonte, Brazil | State University of Minas Gerais
    Team: Lia Krucken, invited professors Iara Mol, Mario Santiago, Marco Túlio Boschi
    Participants: Students from Design and Art Courses

2012

  • Identity and traditions – proposing design solutions for local cultural assets”
    Palermo, Italy | Art Academy of Palermo
    Team: Lia Krucken, Marinella Ferrara
    Participants: Students of Ecodesign Course

2011

  • “Dialogues about identity”
    Rethinking territorial assets and proposing design solutions
    Aveiro, Portugal |  Universidade de Aveiro
    Team: Rui Roda, Cláudia Albino, Lia Krucken (Guest professor)
    Participants: students of M.Sc. in Design
    Aims: Mapping and investigating local resources and traditional products from the area. Develop opportunities to think these traditions and cultural heritage in contemporary contexts.
  • “Opportunities for Social Innovation: Valorization of terroir in Rio Grande do Sul”
    Porto Alegre, Brasil | Escola de Design – Universidade do Vale do Rio dos Sinos – UNISINOS
    Team: Lia Krucken (coord.), Ágata de Britto, Carlo Franzato
    Participants: students of M.Sc. in Strategic Design

2010   

  • “The identity of the place: a study about São Luís do Maranhão”
    São Luís do Maranhão,  Brasil |  Universidade Federal do Maranhão
    Team: Lia Krucken (coord.), Raquel Noronha
    Participants: students of Specialization Course in Graphic Design

2009

  • “Creativity and Innovation Capacity” (executive training)
    Belo Horizonte,  Brasil | International Business School Fundação Dom Cabral
    Participants: Directors and Managers at EMBRAPA
  • “Creativity and Innovation strategies” (executive training)
    Belo Horizonte,  Brasil |  Fiat
    Participants: managers at the Specialization Course Innovation UFSC/FIAT
  • “Innovation and Entrepreneurship” (executive training)
    Florianópolis,  Brasil | World Bank and International Business School Fundação Dom Cabral
    Participants: small agriculture producers
  • “Innovation and knowledge management” (executive training)
    Belo Horizonte,  Brasil | International Business School Fundação Dom Cabral
    Participants: Directors and Managers from State Government of Espirito Santo
  • “Creativity Innovation practices” (executive training)
    Belo Horizonte,  Brasil |  Fiat, Federation of Industries of Minas Gerais – FIEMG
    Participants: managers at the Specialization Course Innovation Management, UFSC/FIAT
  •  “Mapping the value chain of local resources and identifying opportunities for innovation”
    Florianópolis,  Brasil |  State University of Santa Catarina
    Team: Lia Krucken (coord.), Silvana Bernardes Rosa, Gabriela Mager
    Participants: students of Design courses

2008   

  • “Knowledge Management practices” (executive training)
    Belo Horizonte,  Brasil |  Fiat,  Federation of Industries of Minas Gerais – FIEMG
    Participants: managers/students of Specialization Course Innovation Management, Federal University of Santa Catarina
  •  Workshop Sustainable value chain of biodiversity products (Rede Juçara)
    Parati,  Brasil |  GIZ | Atlantic Forest
    Participants: small agriculture producers and researchers
  • “Competences for Innovation”
    Belo Horizonte,  Brasil | American Chamber of Commerce – AMCHAM
    Participants: Directors and Managers of local companies

2007   

  • “Design and sustainability in the value chain
    Curitiba,  Brasil |  Federation of Industries of Paraná – FIEP
    Participants: managers/students of Specialization Course in Eco Design

Projects (see also research)

  • Migration movements and the artist in displacement – research in progress in Germany, Portugal and Brazil, since 2017
  • International Symposium on Migration, Displacement and Cultural Bonds – organization team, with Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ) and the Design School of State University of Rio de Janeiro (ESDI/UERJ), 2018
  • Social innovation & creative change: design of innovative ways to transform cities at Science Development, Hamburg, Germany, since 2015
  • “Creative territories: promoting cultural heritage of the São Francisco River” (coordinator of research project), Belo Horizonte, Brazil, State University of Minas Gerais, funded by the Brazilian Ministry of Science and Technology and Ministry of Culture, 2014-2015
  • International project Dream:in –  open innovation and strategic design aiming at developing new services and public policies for citizens (project team), 2012 – 2013, http://www.dreamin.com.br
  • International Workshops of Scenarios –  designing scenarios for cities at Center for Strategic Studies and Management Science (guest), Technology and Innovation (CGEE), Brasília, BR, 2012-2013.
  • “Design driven actions for the valorization of territorial resources: the challenge of evaluating and measuring the results”,  workshop Policy Innovation Design, Sharing Experience Europe (guest of an expert panel), Florence, IT, 2011, http://www.seeplatform.eu/thematicworkshopflorence
  • Mantova Innocenter – Design and Technology Center for Italian companies, invited speaker at Chamber of Commerce in the panel “Design and emergent markets: working with Brazil”, Mantua, IT, 2011.
  • Value creation for local resources in the Atlantica Forest biosphere, research and workshops with local communities as adhoc consultant for GIZ, 2009.
  • HiCS – Higly Customerised Design Solutions, Politecnico di Milano and European partners (project team), funded by European Commission, IT, 2003-2004.
  • Design for sustainability: A practical experience at Jequitinhonha Valley (project team), State University of Minas Gerais, funded by FAPEMIG, BR, 2006-2007.
  • Design and product development, Federal University of Santa Catarina and Termotécnica  (project team), funded by Ministry of Science and Technology/FINEP, BR, 1999-2004.
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