“Capacidades en líderes comunales de la ciudad de Manizales, a través del Pensamiento de Diseño”

“Capacidades en líderes comunales de la ciudad de Manizales, a través del Pensamiento de Diseño”

Carolina Salguero / Carmenza Gallego / Lina Molina (Colombia) Mesa A – Persistencias

Design as a human capacity and inherent to the processes of creativity and innovation, allows the development of citizen innovation processes in community leaders. Applying Design Thinking to Territorial Planning exercises such as the Planificación Territorial como los Planes de Desarrollo Comunal y comunitarios(PLADECOS), makes it possible to understand the community projection, its empowerment for the management of projects of collective interest and to visualize the possible allies of the city, among them, the municipal decision makers that will allow them to successfully carry out their objectives.

This paper reports on the transdisciplinary accompaniment project of the Citizen Laboratory of the Universidad de Caldas to the Mayor's Office of Manizales, in the design of a methodology that, based on co-creation workshops, updates the PLADECOS of the communes and districts of the city, effective from 2024 to 2034.

This exercise leads us to reflect on the emerging approaches to design that allow us to understand new contexts and philosophies for the discipline, and how design contributes to social solutions, in this case in the public sphere. 

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