Invitation to WS(3): Codesigning with public partners: Controversies and agonism

ws_pdc2018-Signe-Louise-Yndigegn_SI_fotoMany public actors are entering codesign projects as a way of engaging citizens in innovation projects. In this workshop we will explore and critically reflect on the researchers and public partners challenges in navigating controversies and agonism caused by different political agendas and opinions among the participants. Based on this, the idea is to outline constructive approaches on how to navigate in such collaborations aiming at doing projects as democratic processes.

The interactive workshop is well aligned with the PDC2018 theme of Participatory Design, Politics and Democracy, as questions related to the role of participatory design researchers in dealing with controversies of the participatory design (PD) processes in the emerging political landscape of public service provision are in the core of the workshop.

This workshop wants to attract participatory design/codesign researchers and professionals from public sector like departments and other units in county and city councils, municipalities, hospitals etc. with experiences in collaborative design projects with citizens, researchers and public partners.

The workshop will take place on Monday 20 August 2018 (full day), Genk, Belgium

Read more about the workshop here: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1A6vjW7Cuhu6gsJndL85KNAQ4rw0Yv3aR

How to participate

The workshop invites participatory design/codesign researchers as well as professionals from public sector like departments and other units in county and city councils, municipalities, hospitals etc. with experiences in collaborative design projects with citizens, researchers and public partners.

15 May: Deadline – Submission of statement and video/poster (see below)

22 May: Notification of acceptance to the workshop

25 May: Registration to the Conference opens (Early bird fees)

20 August (Monday): The workshop (full day), Genk

 

Submission and preparation for the workshop

To participate, please submit a 1 page statement motivating your interest in controversies in participatory design work with public partners – and citizens. Along with this submit a link to a 3 minutes video or an A3 poster presenting your experience of controversies and agonism in participatory design. For inspiration, see the themes under workshop format and program. Bring your poster or the link to your video to the workshop.

Send submission to: publiccontroversies2018_AT_gmail.com

Contact: signelouise@itu.dk (Signe Louise Yndigegn)

Organizers

Eva Brandt, The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, School of Design, KADK

Lone Malmborg, Digital Design Department, IT University of Copenhagen

Signe Louise Yndigegn, Digital Design Department, IT University of Copenhagen

 

Welcome to workshop [3] at PDC2018: Participatory Design, Politics and Democracy. 20-24th August 2018, Hasselt & Genk, Belgium.

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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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