Many 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: firstname.lastname@example.org (Signe Louise Yndigegn)
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  at PDC2018: Participatory Design, Politics and Democracy. 20-24th August 2018, Hasselt & Genk, Belgium.