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Title: Institutioning: Participatory Design, Co-Design and the public realm
Authors: HUYBRECHTS, Liesbeth 
Benesch, Henric
Geib, Jon
Issue Date: 2017
Source: CoDesign (Print), 13(3), p. 148-159
Abstract: In this introductory article to the special issue Co-Design and the public realm', we discuss a common interest in how meso- and macro-political institutional contexts frame and are informed by Participatory Design (PD) and Co-Design processes. We argue that a unilateral focus within PD and Co-Design on the micro-political scale of fieldwork obscures interactivity with institutional framing processes, undermining their potential as sites of critique and political change. Our argument is drawn from a study of literature on the role of institutions in relation to PD and the public realm and our experience as participants in an EU-funded research project. The case study descriptions unpack how various institutional frames inform PD processes and how, conversely, PD processes inform various institutional frames: metacultural frames, institutional action frames and policy frames. To highlight the move to engaging with and creating new institutions, we introduce the notion of institutioning.
Notes: [Huybrechts, Liesbeth] Hasselt Univ, Dept Architecture, Hasselt, Belgium. [Benesch, Henric] Univ Gothenburg, HDK Acad Design & Crafts, Gothenburg, Sweden. [Geib, Jon] Chalmers, Dept Architecture & Civil Engn, Gothenburg, Sweden.
Keywords: Co-Design; Participatory Design; institutioning; public realm; politics;co-Design; participatory design; institutioning; public realm; politics
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ISSN: 1571-0882
DOI: 10.1080/15710882.2017.1355006
ISI #: 000406751200002
Rights: © 2017 Informa UK Limited, trading as Taylor & Francis Group
Category: A1
Type: Journal Contribution
Validations: ecoom 2018
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