Ecologies of Contestation in Participatory Design

Nitin Sawhney, Anh Ton Tran

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Abstract

How do various forms of contestation and agonism in collective social contexts challenge and transform Participatory Design (PD)? Under what conditions does agonism lead to productive outcomes, expand participation and social inclusion? In this paper, we highlight key insights and issues emerging from three case studies, where design practitioners engaged in PD projects for urban and cultural transformation in New York City and Cambridge. Wide-ranging interviews and participatory workshops reveal how PD is transformed by different “ecologies” inherent in the socio-cultural conditions, power relations, design constraints, and intrinsic values of practitioners grappling with contestation and seeking to engage agonistic pluralism.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication16th Participatory Design Conference (PDC 2020)
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
PublisherACM
Pages172-181
Number of pages10
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-4503-7700-3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 15 Jun 2020
MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
EventParticipatory Design Conference: Participation(s) otherwise - Universidad de Caldas, Manizales, Colombia
Duration: 15 Jun 202019 Jun 2020
Conference number: 16
https://www.pdc2020.org/
http://www.pdc2020.org

Conference

ConferenceParticipatory Design Conference
Abbreviated titlePDC
Country/TerritoryColombia
CityManizales
Period15/06/202019/06/2020
Internet address

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