Participatory approach to support community development of rural craftspeople

Zulaikha, Ellya & Brereton, Margot (2013) Participatory approach to support community development of rural craftspeople. In Proceeding of Quality in Research, Yogyakarta, Indonesia.

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This paper presents a case study of the participatory project in the Jombang glass bead craft industry. Economic instability has brought significant business challenges in the community. The involvement of outsiders to collaborate with craftspeople in order to support business innovation as well as strengthen the social capital in the community is essential. However, facilitating a rural community to formulate and implement bottom-up planning needs an integrated approach.

In this paper, we explain a participatory project in the rural craftspeople community that resulted in a collective action. The project aimed at uniting and empowering rural craftspeople focusing on the unique skills and knowledge of participants. There are some aspects influencing the success of collective action: the ability to understand the local political situation; the role of facilitators to respect and support the unique potential of craftspeople; and the economic benefit of the program.

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ID Code: 61059
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: Participatory, Rural , Craftspeople, Community Development
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > BUILT ENVIRONMENT AND DESIGN (120000) > DESIGN PRACTICE AND MANAGEMENT (120300)
Divisions: Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Science and Technology
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2013 Please consult the author.
Deposited On: 03 Jul 2013 01:10
Last Modified: 04 Jul 2013 09:17

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