Commoning design and designing commons

Andrea Botero, Sanna Marttila, Giacomo Poderi, Joanna Saad-Sulonen, Anna Seravalli, Maurizio Teli, Frederick Van Amstel

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This workshop explores the relevance of the notion of commons as an objective, and commoning as a way of doing and being for design. We invite the PD community to reflect on ways in which these concepts help us critically protect and support sustainable futures for communities of humans and non-humans. How can participatory design remain open to multiple ways of sharing and different worldviews? What would it mean for the participatory design community in terms of challenging established notions such as participation, facilitation, empowerment, to name but a few? How can participatory design contribute further to theoretical elaboration and activist practices?

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPDC '20 : Proceedings of the 16th Participatory Design Conference
EditorsChiara Del Gaudio, Leonardo Parra-Agudelo, Rachel Clarke, Joanna Saad-Sulonen, Andrea Botero, Andrea Botero, Felipe Cesar Londono, Felipe Cesar Londono, Paula Andrea Escandon Suarez
Place of PublicationNew York
Number of pages3
ISBN (Electronic)9781450377003
Publication statusPublished - 15 Jun 2020
MoE publication typeNot Eligible
EventParticipatory Design Conference: Participation(s) otherwise - Universidad de Caldas, Manizales, Colombia
Duration: 15 Jun 202019 Jun 2020
Conference number: 16

Publication series

NameACM International Conference Proceeding Series


ConferenceParticipatory Design Conference
Abbreviated titlePDC
Internet address


  • collaborative design
  • Commons
  • commons design
  • communing


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