This seminar is intended for both design researchers/practitioners as well as civil servants and public administrators who are working with designers to stimulate participatory active citizenship in urban contexts. We will discuss if and how our projects – in which we aim to enable and strengthen active citizenship – could help to enrich the democratic discourse.
Category: Collaborative democracy
This DESIS Philosophy Talk at PDC2018 addresses and discusses how Arendt’s understanding of democracy can support design research in questioning if and how far participatory design is currently regenerating the democratic discourse in local and international contexts.
The ID + DESIS Lab (Design for Social Innovation and Sustainability) of the University of Aveiro (UA) is preparing to receive a lecture from Ezio Manzini, one of the greatest specialists in the area of Design for Social Innovation and Sustainability. The meeting will take place on November 29, between 9:45 and 1:00 p.m., in […]
In the face of a democracy in crisis, in all its forms, and convinced that democracy’s core principles are more valid today than ever, we propose a discussion around the following question: Can the experiences of participatory design in general, and the ones of design for social innovation in particular, help to update and upgrade the ideas and practices of democracy (and, specifically, those of participative democracy)? In order to start this discussion a scenario is proposed, i.e. a scenario of a collaborative, design-based democracy.