Understanding who holds the power in design process, or in a community, is a central part of a reflexive practice. The power grid is a mapping activity that prompts designers to visualize relationships between stakeholders, to try and recognize the power held by each, and to map out their proximity to each other, as well as the quality of exchange between them. Itâ€™s a way to spatialize relationships, to help a designer think through the connections (and disconnections) that underpin a design project.
SBA RI-CIE DAVID BOGEN
DESIGN AGENCY JANE ANDROSKI
EMILY SARA WILSON
As an exercise for ourselves, we plotted the set of relationships that made Design Agency, the course, possible.
Published on Jul 1, 2011