Drawing Together, Infrastructuring and Politics for Participatory Design: a visual collection of cases, issues, questions, and relevant literature

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  • Andrea Botero Cabrera
  • Helena Karasti
  • Joanna Saad-Sulonen
  • Hanne Cecilie Geirbo
  • Karen S. Baker
  • Elena Parmiggiani
  • Sanna-Maria Marttila

Research units

  • University of Oslo
  • IT University of Copenhagen
  • University of Oulu
  • Norwegian University of Science and Technology


This e-zine documents the discussions and group work done at the ‘Infrastructuring in Participatory Design’ workshop, a full-day event that took place at the Participatory Design Conference 2018 in Hasselt and Genk, Belgium. Participants at the workshop came from a broad range of domains (e.g. Design, Science and Technology Studies, Anthropology, Social Sciences, Information Sciences, Architecture), representing interests in infrastructuring from multiple perspectives. The workshop invited the Participatory Design (PD) community to come together, with their cases or projects, questions and topics of interest in order to take stock of empirical insights and conceptual developments around the notions of infrastructure and infrastructuring, and their relevance to the revitalization of the political agenda of PD. Following a hands-on approach, participants – collectively and critically - mapped issues, disentangled assumptions, identified blind spots, and outlined new research opportunities charting the possibilities and limitations of an infrastructuring approach in Participatory Design at large.


Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationOulu
PublisherUniversity of Oulu
Number of pages37
ISBN (Electronic)978-952-62-2204-2
Publication statusPublished - 2019
MoE publication typeD4 Published development or research report or study

Publication series

NameINTERACT 1 / Working Papers
PublisherUniversity of Oulu
ISSN (Electronic)2490-130X

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