The Cumulus Network is an important network for the areas of design and media and the Department of Communication and Art/UA is a member of this network. Catarina Lelis, Liliana Costa and Patrícia Oliveira, DigiMedia researchers, participated in the Cumulus Antwerp 2023 International Conference, under the topic Connectivity and Creativity in times of Conflict.

Catarina Lelis was responsible for a workshop entitled Orienting design students in anticipating the impact of their projects and in contributing to the SDGs, which was attended by 25 people.

Liliana Costa presented the project PLAYMUTATION with a presentation entitled Designing for viral infection awareness through PLAYMUTATION in te session ‘Design & digitisation’ .

The two DigiMedia researchers participated in the meetings of three working groups:

The participation in the keynote talks, in woorkshops and in several other sessions are worth highlighting:

  • Antwerp as a superdiverse majority-minority city: the importance of diverse-sensitive design (keynote talk)

  • Natural Intelligence (NI) – Towards Nature Positive Design (keynote talk)

  • Creative leadership in innovation in a technology company, how to stay relevant in a faster moving world? (keynote talk)

  • The reinventions of craft: A historical view on the usefulness of craftsmanship (keynote talk)

  • Design methodology | & digital on urban scale
  • Design for and with extended reality
  • Care(ful) spaces
  • Design Competency Resource (workshop)
  • Computational power (workshop)

Patrícia Oliveira presented the project FlavourGame with a Poster entitled “FlavourGame: Interaction design in hybrid games” in the Online Poster Session on Hopin platform moderated by Sven Verheyen.

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