New forms of citizen participation in the city

June 19 (Wednesday) 2019

  • ECTS: PhD candidates will receive 2.5 ECTS credits if they have participated in four editions (please indicate your previous sessions in the comment section of the enrolment form)
  • Number of session: 1
  • Hours per session: 4


  • This master class is exclusively for PhD candidates of the Graduate School.
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Telephone: +31 (0)10 40 82607

June 19 (Wednesday) 2019
12.30-17.00 (lunch included)

Location will be announced soon. 

In the Dean’s Masterclass we focus this time on new forms of citizen participation in the city: we address the use of social and visual media by young people, citizen labs and networks, and the initiatives of migrants and refugees. The theme connects directly with the Erasmus Research Initiative Vital Cities, Vital Citizens.

Three of our colleagues will introduce their research, after which they will engage in three rounds of small group discussions with the participants. In the second part of the DMC participants will search for common themes between their own research and that of others and work in groups at a bespoke assignment. This assignment is geared towards the design and development of joint popularized visual exhibitions of participants’ research that can be showcased at public venues on campus and in Rotterdam.

Successful ideas will be further developed with the help of a professional designer. The DMC thus contributes directly to the visibility and impact of participants’ research.   


  • 12.30 – 12.55 Walk-in lunch
  • 12.55 – 13.00 Opening
  • 13.00 – 14.00 Presentations
  • 14.00 – 15.00 Speed dating with the speakers
  • 15.00 – 15.30 Finding common themes and ideas among participants
  • 15.30 – 16.30 Designing exhibition ideas and materials
  • 16.30 – 17.00 Presentation of ideas


Dean's Master Class: New forms of citizen participation in the city

Prof. dr. Jeroen Jansz

Department of Media and Communication

Jeroen is professor of Communication and Media. His research takes the ubiquity of the Internet as a starting point and aims to understand and explain the changing relations between media consumers and media producers in contemporary participatory culture.

Prof. dr. Arwin van Buuren

Department of Public Administration

Arwin is professor of Public Administration. His work involves the relation between community initiatives and governmental action in domains like sustainable energy and urban redevelopment, and ask through which participatory methodologies this is best achieved.

Dr. Cathy Wilcock

International Institute of Social Studies

Cathy is a critical development scholar, whose work focuses on the articulation between migration and political participation. She is currently doing research about civic initiatives of refugees and asylum seekers in the UK and the Netherlands.