Designing Care and Commoning into a Code of Conduct

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Despite claims to being counterculture and a better alternative, grassroots activist design groups and free culture movements may replicate the marginalizing behaviours of dominant society, also in their governance and designs of their interaction platforms. We developed a code-of-conduct, or Community Guidelines, for our online commons-oriented group to nurture a sense of a caring and mutually responsible community. The guidelines aim to bring into online interaction the living person-to-person dialogic relationality we exhibit in collaborative work offline. Our social learning process could have implications for designing healthier online community protocols and platforms and be able to better tackle the challenges of intersectionality.


Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the Nordic Design Research Conference
Subtitle of host publicationWho Cares?
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2019
MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
EventNordic Design Research Conference: WHO CARES? - Aalto University, Espoo, Finland
Duration: 2 Jun 20194 Jun 2019
Conference number: 8

Publication series

NameNordes 2019: Who cares?
PublisherNordic Design Research
ISSN (Electronic)1604-9705


ConferenceNordic Design Research Conference
Abbreviated titleNORDES
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    Research areas

  • Open Design, open design community, Ethics, Commons, self-organizing networks

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