Paper accepted for ISEA2019

We are happy to inform you that the long paper: 'Colliding systems: formal and real-life learning' by Anne Nigten and Annemarie Piscaer  has been accepted for ISEA2019, Lux Aeterna, in GwanJu, Republic of Korea. In this paper we analyse two case studies: Mediawharf (The Patching Zone) and Citylab air quality (Studio Dust).

BunB program update

The BunB2018 theme and program: New value Systems; Sustainability and social impact as drivers for value creation, will be shaped in the conference morning sessions by 4 splendid international keynote speakers who will take us on a big picture journey to learn about the construction of alternative economies (Brett Scott, SA/UK); How the (ecological) crisis could work as a game changer for transitions (prof. Derk Loorbach, DRIFT, NL); The need for unusual collaborations for climate resilience in area’s with ecological disasters (Fleur Monasso, Red Cross Red Crescent Climate Centre, NL); The hidden ecological impact of our consumer life (Babette Porcelijn, NL). The conference program is online available. BunB is sponsored by the City of Rotterdam, Creative Industries Fund NL, International vistors program of HNI and the Dutch Ministery of Foreign Affairs.



The Patching Zone uses the 'Processpatching' approach, as developed in the PhD thesis by The Patching Zone’s founder and director dr. Anne Nigten as the most important method for creative research and development. 
Processpatching is a unique approach in which knowledge, experience and methods from different disciplines and backgrounds are used in combination.

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About Us

The Patching Zone is a trans-disciplinary R&D media laboratory where professionals work together with students and researchers. The Patching Zone makes a deliberate distinction between the terms trans and multi disciplinary. Unlike multi-disciplinary work processes where each team member sticks to his or her own discipline, in a trans-disciplinary project participants cross over the boundaries of their discipline.

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The Patching Zone
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