Fifth TRADERS Training Week: ‘Modelling in Dialogue’ – Book of Voice-Illustrations

TW5_Book_of_Voice-Illustrations_coverThroughout the fifth TRADERS Training Week, ‘Modelling in Dialogue’ (TW5), which took place in Gothenburg 23-25 May 2016, Ida Liffner and Marthe Roosenboom of Studio Goja were invited not only to document vignettes from and participate in the proceedings (primarily lectures and an artistic workshop, reading group and dialogue) but also to be free to ‘speak’ through their illustrations.

These ‘voice-illustrations’, then, made on-site and re-assembled in full here in a 170-page digital publication, constitute an ambiguous accentuation of the already expressive aspect of representation. The mode and degree of inflection of voices is ostensibly indeterminate though more-or-less graspable by way of participants’ own memories.

Special thanks to Mohamed El Sioufi for the inspiring spark which led to this.

The Book of Voice-Illustrations is available as a pdf at this link (46mb).

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About TW5: (full report at a later date)

Modelling in Dialogue was the fifth and final ‘Training Week’ (TW) [formally: ‘Training-through-Research Synergy’ or ‘TRS week’] of the EU project TRADERS.  TW5 foregrounded artistic and cultural approaches to dialogue and participation, emphasizing the role of multivocality in both design aims and methods as well as the strategic role of institutions–especially those of the public sector–in supporting and advancing societal change in collaboration with artists and designers.  Children’s and youth’s rights and perspectives, along with pedagogies linked with art, design and participation were also featured.  A variety of academic, artistic and cultural actors, including the public, were engaged.

This three-day event was designed, planned, coordinated and hosted by TRADERS ESR (Early Stage Researcher) Jon Geib in collaboration with his host institution, Chalmers University of Technology, Department of Architecture and TRADERS associated partner, Göteborgs Stad Kulturförvaltningen (Gothenburg Cultural Department).

The TW5 Program is available as a pdf at this link.