Collaborative Pedagogy for Co-creation and Community Outreach: An Experience from Architectural Education in Social Inclusion Using the Miro Tool
Paper in proceeding, 2021

The Covid-19 pandemic has hugely affected our lives, including the daily work of university students and teachers, although such difficulties can emerge as drivers for change to discover new pedagogical possibilities. This paper explores this challenge in the context of the Design and Planning for Social Inclusion master’s course within architecture, at Chalmers University of Technology (Sweden). It examines the pedagogical and societal contribution arising from a systematic use of a digital whiteboard as a collaborative tool, following an interlinked process of co-creation in which stakeholders and students interact continuously to co-create architectural and urban design proposals. Results of such an innovative process can be used to revisit the impact of Covid-19 on students’ work and highlight positive and unexpected discoveries, and at the same time integrate feedback from local community and stakeholders, contributing to societal outreach and architectural practice.

Architecture pedagogy


Digital tools

Co-creation methodology


Online collaboration whiteboard


Emilio Da Cruz Brandao

Chalmers, Architecture and Civil Engineering, Urban Design and Planning

Marco Adelfio

Chalmers, Architecture and Civil Engineering, Urban Design and Planning

Shea Hagy

Chalmers, Architecture and Civil Engineering, Building Technology

Liane Thuvander

Chalmers, Architecture and Civil Engineering, Architectural theory and methods

Lecture Notes in Networks and Systems

23673370 (ISSN) 23673389 (eISSN)

Vol. 277 118-126

International Conference on Applied Human Factors and Ergonomics AHFE 2021: Advances in Human Dynamics for the Development of Contemporary Societies
New York, Virtual Conference, USA,

Stitching the city: From micro-data to macro-views

The Swedish Foundation for International Cooperation in Research and Higher Education (STINT) (SA2017-7136), 2018-06-01 -- 2021-06-30.

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Architectural Engineering

Interaction Technologies

Pedagogical Work

Driving Forces

Sustainable development

Learning and teaching

Pedagogical work



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