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Participation is...

introduction to participation KTH Architecture Stockholm Rochus Urban Hinkel

what?


part 1 Terminology part 2 In Architecture, Design, Urban Planning part 3 Do It Yourself


part 1 Terminology part 2 In Architecture, Design, Urban Planning part 3 Do It Yourself


participation is... taking part in something

participation, noun, participare, Latin Verb


OED definition of participation 1. The action or fact of having or forming part of something; the sharing of something. 2. The fact or condition of holding or sharing something in common; partnership, fellowship. 3. The process or fact of sharing in an action, sentiment, etc.; (now esp.) active involvement in a matter or event, esp. one in which the outcome directly affects those taking part. 4. Finance. A participating bond or share.


participating in... ... decision making processes (politics) ... sharing of production and resources (economics) ... shaping the community (sociality)


participation is about...

power relationships in ... decision making processes (politics) ... sharing of production and resources (economics) ... shaping the community (sociality)


participation is...

democratic


participation is...

about empowerment


part 1 Terminology part 2 In Architecture, Design, Urban Planning part 3 Do It Yourself


Architecture and Participation, edited by Peter Blundell Jones, Doina Petrescu and Jeremy Till Spon Press, 2005


participatory design

... is not a style, rather a methodology ... focuses on processes and procedures of design ... people play a more active role or even become co-authors ... is about user empowerment and democratization ... has a social and political dimension


methods of

involving people ... getting involved with people

persona scenarios observations empathy tools


methods of questionaires interviews forums

involving people ... getting involved with people


methods of

involving people ... getting involved with people

design probes prototypes games provocations/ interactions design workshops social enterprises


Bauh채usle since 1982 Stuttgart - Vaihingen, Germany Students and Peter Sulzer and Peter H체bner


Baupiloten since 2003 TU Berlin Students and Susanne Hofmann


Ecobox since 2001 Sheffield University Students and atelier d’architecture autogereÊ Doina Petrescu and Constantin Petcou


urban interior design studios since 2009 with students at TU Berlin and RMIT University urbaninterior


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part 1 Terminology part 2 In Architecture, Design, Urban Planning part 3 Do It Yourself


participation is about? involving people... in a process to build on peoples knowledge as users and occupants... it empowers people... to shape their future.


participation is about?

you as designers

involving people...

... getting involved with people

in a process...

... open up your process for input

to build on peoples knowledge as users and occupants...

... share competence

it empowers people...

... awareness of power relationships

to shape their future...

... raise expectations


what are the dangers? nobody gets involved... the process gets stuck... only a particular group wants to share... other power relationships come to play... people feel misunderstood or excluded...


what are the dangers?

you as designers

no one gets involved...

... develop strategies how to involve

the process gets stuck...

... improvise

only a particular group wants to take part or share...

... understand the existing discussion and keep the invitation open

other power relationships come to play...

... show mutual respect

people feel misunderstood or excluded...

... keep the involvement ongoing


“architecture is open sources beyond the direct control of the architect.� Jeremy Till, Co-author of Architecture and Participation


“Whose participation? ... Is power exerted in only one direction or are the relationships a complex network of interaction?” Jan-Phillip Ursprung, ETH Zürich


"Driven by desire, participatory design is a 'collective bricolage' in which individuals (clients, users, designers) are able to interrogate the heterogeneity of a situation, to acknowledge their own position and then go beyond it, to open it up to new meanings, new possibilities, to 'collage their own collage onto other collages,' in order to discover a common project. As in bricolage, in participative projects, the process is somehow more important than the result, the assemblage more important than the object, the deterritorialisation more important than the construction of territories." Doina Petrescu Co-author of Architecture and Participation


“Why is participation mostly understood as a consensus-based, deliberately positive, and politically correct means of innocently taking part in societal structures? It further raises the question of whether there’s a need for an alternative model of conflicting participtaion that attempts to undo the romantic nostalgia of goodness, and sheds light on the issue of critical intervention.� Markus Miessen, The Nightmare of Participation


Contact how do you get in touch with people? Consent how do you obtain their consent to participate? Confidentiality how must you treat the information you are given? Conduct how should you behave when engaging with people? Context how should you conduct yourself in specific situations, for example with children or with vulnerable adults?


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