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Caradt & SIA RAAK project: Charging the Commons

Charging the Commonsarrow is a research project led by Amsterdam University of Applied Arts (HvA), with Caradt as a main consortium partner. The project will be carried out between April 2022 and March 2024.

This project is a follow-up to the recently concluded SIA RAAK project, Design Thinking for the Circular Economy, in which Caradt also participated.

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Caradt’s research share is now twice as large as it was for the first project. Charging the Commons describes its theme and goals as follows: ‘Towards a situated design approach for the development of digital ledger technologies to empower resource communities.’

Charging the Commons

Charging the Commons is a follow-up project to Circulatearrow which investigated the design of digital platforms for resource communities. It explores how a situated design approach can be employed to articulate the social values of resource communities. The second phase of the project examines how these values can be translated into (digital) tools and designs for the organisation of an urban commons.

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‘My practice is situated in between different actors, in this shape-shifting middle many things can happen.’

Tara Karpinski is a designer, researcher and educator working in the realm of social practice. She holds a BA in photography and art history from the Savannah College of Art & Design (USA), and an MA from the Sandberg Instituut (NL). Her Master studies were funded by a Netherland-America Foundation grant.

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Research Group: Situated Art and Design

Living in cities developed around data and acting within the inscrutable structure of our techno-society demands art and design that can help understand how we relate to these rapidly changing surroundings and to reflect on that relationship. The research group Situated Art and Design responds to this exigency by fostering a situated turn in art and design through a diverse portfolio of interdisciplinary research projects in partnership with academic and cultural partners, as well as with government and industry.

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