Institutioning: Participatory Design, Co-Design and the Public Realm
Artikel i övriga tidskrifter, 2017

In this introductory article to the special issue ‘Co-design and the public realm’, we discuss a common interest in how meso- and macro-political institutional contexts frame and are informed by Participatory Design (PD) and Co-Design processes. We argue that unilateral focus within PD and Co-Design on the micro-political scale of fieldwork obscures interactivity with institutional framing processes, undermining their potential as sites of critique and political change. Our argument is drawn from a study of literature on the role of institutions in relation to PD and the public realm and our experience as participants in an EU-funded research project. The case study descriptions unpack how various institutional frames inform PD processes and how, conversely, PD processes inform various institutional frames: metacultural frames, institutional action frames and policy frames. To highlight the move to engaging with and creating new institutions, we introduce the notion of institutioning.

institutioning

Co-Design

public realm

Participatory Design

politics

Författare

Liesbeth Huybrechts

Universiteit Hasselt

Henric Benesch

Göteborgs universitet

Jonathan Geib

Arkitektur och samhällsbyggnadsteknik

CoDesign

1571-0882 (ISSN) 1745-3755 (eISSN)

Vol. 13 3 148-159

Ämneskategorier

Design

DOI

10.1080/15710882.2017.1355006

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2018-05-03