Call for Applications: 'Platforms and Design for the Caring Economy' Training School
Our COST action announces the Training School ‘Platforms and Design for the Caring Economy’, that will take place in Aarhus, Denmark, between 12 and 16 August 2019, in the organisation of the Centre for Participatory IT (PIT) at the Aarhus University.
The aim of the training school is to present cases, technologies and design methods for the caring economy communities. We will focus on active participation, participatory design and platforms that help participants form their own communities. The Training School is open to early career researchers who have a background and interest in the design of interactive technology.
The training school will include keynotes and discussions on topics of participatory design, platform cooperatives, value sensitive design, and how these and related theoretical concepts can be put into practice. A trip field to a local co-housing/production project will also take place.
The training school will including preparatory reading and the participants will have to deliver a written summary at the end, for a course credit of 5 ECTS for those interested.
We invite early career researchers with a background in the design of interactive technology, possibly including prototyping skills, and basic knowledge of human-centred and/or participatory design principles, and an interest in the way in which platform economy systems are designed and used to support local communities, to apply to attend the training school. Spaces are, however, limited, and allocation will be considered in line with the selection process outlined below.
The prospective participants should submit:
- a 1 page motivation letter, clarifying if the applicant qualifies for a COST grant;
- a 2 pages description of their research project;
- a 2 pages CV including recent publications or other relevant academic achievements (e.g. exhibitions).
All the documentation should be sent to the following email address: firstname.lastname@example.org by June 1, 2019.
The applications will be evaluated by a committee constituted by three of the instructors according to the following criteria:
- the relevance of the training school for the applicant’s research project;
- foreseeable benefit of attendance for the professional development of the applicant;
- the applicant’s career stage as presented in their CV;
- the compliance with the COST “Excellence and Inclusiveness” policy. A reasonable country distribution of trainees will also be considered. http://www.cost.eu/about_cost/strategy/excellence-inclusiveness
- 1 June 2019 - Applications due
- 12 June 2019 - Applicants are notified
- 12 August 2019 - Training School begins
More information is available on the PIT website.