Book launch: Co-conuts: fresh views on co-design



Join us Thursday April 27, at 16:00 in CODE, room 90.3.15 at KADK, when we celebrate that the first year MA students in Codesign have published the book: Co-conuts: fresh views on co-design

Co-conuts takes the reader on a journey with nine students on their steep six-month learning curve of codesign methodology. The book focuses on the students’ experiences of codesign in a particular semester of their studies – after undertaking a number of projects – also taking in professional and personal experiences assessed and analyzed in light of newly-learned co-design methodology.

Shana Agid, Assistant professor at Parsons New School and guest teacher for the codesign class wrote in the foreword of the book:

“The book offers ideas about and ways of approaching the idea of being a co-designer, from making capacities for conversation or exchange with people, to building tools for communication and observation, to finding one’s way to facilitation, organization, and speculation as sites of design and ways of working… Like practitioners and researchers in Participatory Design, Co-design, and Service Design more broadly, these student-designer-writers delve into the ontological and epistemological questions of being a designer working with others… Critically, these essays present multiple takes on the authors’ experiences, and critiques, of “parachuting” into design contexts, offering self-reflective shifts in their own approaches and sharing ideas for practice, from how to bring oneself into an interview or conversation to how to make space for silence between people… The students determined through that process to share experiences and knowing from their specific locations, not only as students, but as designers informed by trans-national and trans-cultural ideas, values, and aims.”

Book copies will be available at the launch event

Everyone is welcome

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