Designing with urban grassroots organisations in South America: Pilot study in Argentina

Parra Agudelo, Leonardo, Choi, Jaz Hee-jeong, & Foth, Marcus (2016) Designing with urban grassroots organisations in South America: Pilot study in Argentina. In Ting: Making Publics Through Provocation, Conflict and Appropriation – A Workshop at the Participatory Design Conference (PDC), 15 August 2016, Aarhus, Denmark. (Unpublished)

Abstract

In this paper we present our first attempt at bringing to the field a community-oriented design research agenda situated in the South American grassroots context. We discuss early insights, which reveal that pursuing autonomy through education provides means to sustain grassroots efforts; that by leveraging thematic interests the organisations can build strong local networks, and; that bringing design methods of seeing and doing to existing projects can help develop their own entrepreneurial agendas. In this paper we also consider our insights through three notions: provocation, conflict and appropriation. By doing so, it instigates a discussion of positioning participatory design in South America, the role that designers and design researchers could play in this space, highlighting the tensions that emerge in co-creating publics within this particular context.

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ID Code: 98123
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
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Keywords: Urban Informatics, Grassroots Organisations, Social Change, Participatory Design, Design Reseach
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > BUILT ENVIRONMENT AND DESIGN (120000) > DESIGN PRACTICE AND MANAGEMENT (120300) > Design Innovation (120302)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > BUILT ENVIRONMENT AND DESIGN (120000) > DESIGN PRACTICE AND MANAGEMENT (120300) > Digital and Interaction Design (120304)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > BUILT ENVIRONMENT AND DESIGN (120000) > URBAN AND REGIONAL PLANNING (120500) > Community Planning (120501)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY (160000) > HUMAN GEOGRAPHY (160400) > Urban and Regional Studies (excl. Planning) (160404)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY (160000) > OTHER STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY (169900) > Studies in Human Society not elsewhere classified (169999)
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Design
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Creative Industries Faculty
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2016 [please consult the authors]
Deposited On: 16 Aug 2016 00:03
Last Modified: 19 Aug 2016 11:24

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