Invitation to seminar: How we gather


Welcome to open seminar with visiting PhD researcher Kirsty Moegerlein (from RMIT University in Melbourne) August 27th 2018 from 11.00 – 12.00 in CODE (room 90. 3. 15), Fabrikmestervej 6, 1435 Copenhagen K.

Kirsty writes: This PhD research began with a hunch – that ritual could offer something to communities engaged in transition towards sustainable futures. What emerged through collaborative practice was the creation of a ‘gathering place’ – called The Weekly Service – a weekly event that invites stories, stillness and conversation. After 70+ events, I will reflect on what I call a topology of gathering – the doorway, portal and container – which mark out different spaces for design activity, aimed towards enabling sociality and the potential for future-making.



Kirsty Moegerlein is a multi-disciplinary designer who is interested in how we can curate spaces to facilitate meaningful dialogue surrounding the context of these times. Through a practice-led PhD at RMIT she is exploring how practices of gathering can be articulated and visualised via her work with The Weekly Service – a small community in Melbourne. She’s interested in how poetic responses that use story, atmosphere, and conversation can open up spaces for greater intimacy and connection, leading to unexpected possibilities.

Kirsty Moegerlein


About Eva Brandt

Eva Brandt is Professor in Social Design at Design School Kolding since May 2019. Eva is scientific leader of the Lab for Social Design. The main part of her research is about how designers can stage open design processes (design labs based on participatory design/codesign) with many participants who both can inquire into existing practices and explore possible futures in common. She also contributes to theorizing about experimental design research driven by programs and experiments. She has been contributing to several books such as Design Spaces (IT Press, 2005), Rehearsing the Future (The Danish Design School Press, 2010), XLAB (The Danish Design School Press, 2011), Facilitating Change – Using Interactive Methods in Organizations, Communities and Networks (Polyteknisk Forlag, 2011), and Routledge International Handbook of Participatory Design (Routledge, 2013). Practice Based Design Reseach (2017). Ledelse og samskabelse i den offentlige sektor (2018). Eva has been chairing the Nordic Design Research Conference in 2013, and are chairing the Nordes 2021 too.
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