Four EU Horizon2020 CAPS projects, commonfare, empatia, MAZI, and netCommons, are collaborating in the organization of a workshop titled “Participatory Design, beyond the local”, hosted at the 8th conference on Community & Technologies (June 26-30, Troyes, France).
- The workshop will be held on Monday, June 26 or on Tuesday, June 27, 2017.
- Submissions to participate in the workshop will be evaluated based on their relevance to the workshop objectives and the diversity of perspectives that they bring.
- The submission deadline for position papers (1-2) is the 28th April 2017.
The workshop aims at stimulating and opening a debate around the capacity of Participatory Design (PD) and other co-design approaches to deliver outcomes and methodologies that can have an impact and value for reuse well beyond the local context in which they were originally developed.
Projects like the CAPS pose new questions to PD and, more generally, to any co-design endeavor. The main concerns probably consist in the scalability of participatory practices and their results. How can PD processes and outcomes scale up and become relevant in different situations, beyond the local? How can PD activities and results impact the supra-national and supra-local level? How the circulation of information and knowledge can reach beyond single, and often localized, communities of participants?
Objectives and participation
The overall objective of the workshop is to build a community of researchers and practitioners – working in the field of PD, interaction design and similar approaches – who are going beyond the local in their professional practice and wish to explore the limits and challenges of their activity through comparisons, critical analysis, and storytelling, with the will to outgo their own disciplinary perspectives.
Full details: mazizone.eu/2017/03/29/workshop-participatory-design-beyond-the-local/