Please note, Extended deadline until April 15.
Sanna Marttila, School of Art, Design and Architecture,
Andrea Botero, School of Art, Design and Architecture, Aalto
Joanna SaadSulonen, School of Art, Design and Architecture, Aalto
Erling Björgvinsson, School of Arts and Communication, Malmö
Peter Parker, Department of Urban Studies, Malmö University
Anna Seravalli, School of Arts and Communication, Malmö
The workshop on Designing commons - Commons for
design aims to explore what could professional designers
and researchers, who operate in commonslike frameworks and aim to
support collective action, learn from the current Commons discourse
and research? The workshops aims to develop collaboratively a
design research agenda to understand more the relationship between
"commoning practices" and "collaborative design practices".
We invite the DRS community to reflect and explore on this
connections by collecting examples, sharing experiences and mapping
implications that relate but are not limited to:
- What are the emergent design characteristics of peer and
- How can we link discussions and research done in "commons"
framework to practices found in design and planning, more precisely
to those practices that have collaboration, participation and
openness as central aspects?
- What perspectives and actions need to be brought to the
development of new design research agendas that consider commons as
context and goal?
- What could be considered design principles, strategies and
practices for sustainable and enduring Commons Design?
We are interested in identifying current relevant
academic discussions in design research as well as learn from
applicable practitioners accounts. Interested applicants are
requested to submit via email (firstname.lastname@example.org) a short
position statement documenting a case study or example, specific
principles or practices and critical analysis and challenges
related to this phenomena. Submissions should consist of:
1). Two pages (A4 as PDF) document, with a short description of
the project and answers to the following questions:
2). Three to five bullet points with initial thoughts regarding
the themes of designing commons and/or
commons for design.