Seminar: Co-Making. Design Participation in Transformation?

CODE invites to Laura Popplows presentation of her on-goning PhD work:
“Co-Making. Design Participation in Transformation? An experimental-programmatic & discourse research”. Wednesday, March 15th from 11.00 – 12.00. Place: KADK, Room 90. 3. 15. Fabrikmestervej 6, 1435 Copenhagen K

Following a “programmatic approach” (Brandt et al 2011), through a series of collaborative design experiments Laura asks: Where do we find the political potential in design practice? How specifically can design practice support a broad participation in what has been lately called “a new social contract” for a “World in Transition” (WBGU 2011)? How can the designer in relation with other, unequally positioned actors act as a productive enabler of transformations, as someone who is always acting in located, situational, socio-material

Abstract: Co-Making_Abstract_short[2]

Laura Popplow

Design, Art & Research

Contact to Laura:   mail [at]



About Eva Brandt, KADK

Eva Brandt is Professor at The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, Schools of Architecture, Design and Conservation, and holds a Ph.D from 2001. Eva is co-leading the Center for Research in Codesign (CODE). Since September 2014 she has been part of the main faculty for a two year international MA-program in codesign. The main part of her research is about how designers can stage open design processes (design labs) 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). Eva has been chairing the Nordic Design Research Conference in 2013.
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