The Patching Zone is very proud to present her new book 'Real Projects For Real People, Volume  3'. We therefore would like to invite you for the book launch of Real projects for real People, volume 3, that takes place on December 13th, 16:00 at the Mediawharf studio, Jan Ligthartstraat 250 in Rotterdam South.

Real Projects for Real People, Volume 3 is a reflection on the work of The Patching Zone, a transdisciplinary media laboratory based in Rotterdam (NL) where students, young professionals and experts from different backgrounds build a shared (media technology) practice. In this edition the authors take us on the exciting journey through Mediawharf, where art, creativity and social innovation are used as superchargers for innovation at the Zadkine technical vocational school in Rotterdam. Mediawharf is the media workplace where praxis and theory meet. In Real projects for Real People, Volume 3, you can read how The Patching Zone team investigates, together with students, teachers and experts, new educational models for a more attractive education programme.  You’ll be informed in detail about the first year’s assignment: Are You for Real? that was co-developed with Kosmopolis Rotterdam by The Patching Zone’s team in close collaboration with the Zadkine students, local youth and advised by the international media art experts from Blast Theory (UK) and Translocal (FI) from the DIgital VOices (DIVO) collaboration. Real Projects for Real People, Volume 3, outlines a multi layered innovation project with a creative backbone. The book also includes contributions by guest authors, Laura Maes (BE), Elke den Ouden and Rianne Valkenburg (NL) who shared their artistic and innovative work with us in the Interactive Streets Seminar, organized by The Patching Zone last spring.

Real Projects for Real People, Volume 3 is edited by Anne Nigten and comprises contributions by Kristina Andersen (The Patching Zone), Peter Criellaard (Zadkine), Ralph Boeije and Harry Kotey (Alares), Ju Row Farr (Blast Theory), Victor Diaz Barrales (The Patching Zone), Ida Toft (The Patching Zone), Kati Bessenyei (The Patching Zone), Waldek Rapior (The Patching Zone), David Jonas Marinho Neves Castanheira (The Patching Zone), Chris van der Meulen (The Patching Zone/ Kosmopolis Rotterdam), Laura Maes (Royal Conservatory in Ghent), Sebastien Seynaeve (The Patching Zone), Elke den Ouden and Rianne Valkenburg (LightHouse), Anne Nigten (The Patching Zone).

ISBN: 978-90-817051-2-7  Full colour, 168 pages, Published by The Patching Zone

Copy editing: Lyndsey Housden ,Translations Dutch – English: Annejoke Smids, Graphic Design: and Madi Kolpa, Photo Editing: Alyssa Bol.

We would also like to thank our sponsors: DOEN, Cultural Participation Fund, SNS Reaal Fund,VSB Fund, The Prins Bernhard Cultuurfonds, Stichting Bevordering van Volkskracht, and the Culture Programme of the European Union,  The CRISP project receives FES funding from the Dutch government and NWO (the Dutch organisation for scientific research).



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