Infrastructuring in PD: What does infrastructuring look like? when does it look like that?

Helena Karasti, Andrea Botero, Elena Parmiggiani, Karen Baker, Sanna Marttila, Joanna Saad-Sulonen, Hanne Cecilie Geirbo

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In1 this hands-on workshop we invite the PD community to take stock of empirical insights and conceptual developments around the notions of infrastructure and infrastructuring. We propose that by leveraging the original relational nature of these concepts, we can revitalize the political soul of PD and better characterize the politics of participation in digitalization phenomena and processes ongoing in all walks of life. With a hands-on approach we will collectively and critically map, disentangle assumptions, identify blind spots and outline new research opportunities charting the possibilities and limitations of an infrastructuring approach in PD at large.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the Participatory Design Conference / Democracy and Politics
EditorsAnn Light, Carl DiSalvo, Sarah Nadi, Yanki Lee, Anne Marie Kanstrup, Keld Bodker, Erik Gronvall, Liesbeth Huybrechts, Teli Maurizio
ISBN (Electronic)9781450355742, 9781450364645
Publication statusPublished - 10 Sep 2018
MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
EventParticipatory Design Conference - Hasselt & Genk, Belgium
Duration: 20 Aug 201824 Aug 2018
Conference number: 15

Publication series

NameProceedings of the Participatory Design Conference
ISSN (Electronic)2150-5896


ConferenceParticipatory Design Conference
Abbreviated titlePDC
CityHasselt & Genk
Internet address


  • Infrastructuring
  • Politics
  • Relational

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