B. Szaniecki, B. Serpa, F. Secioso, L. Ventura, M. Costard, P. Biz, T. Tibola

B. Szaniecki, B. Serpa, F. Secioso, L. Ventura, M. Costard, P. Biz, T. Tibola

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We are a group of researchers do Laboratory of Design and Anthropology (LaDA), Linked to Higher School of Industrial Development of the State University of Rio de Janeiro (ESDI/UERJ). O LaDA investigates alternative ways for the practice of project em design, emphasizing the social, public and political questões. With a focus on “participatory” and “collaborative” approaches, design is understood as a social science, investing in dialogue with the other social sciences, mainly anthropology, supporting the fields of Design Anthropology and Codesign.

Not crossing different investigations, we meet as researchers with a common interest in exploring the potential of design to produce new narratives and territorialities of the urban fabric. We experience collective ways of doing things that seek to unite people around quests and promote dialogue between diverse or even controversial ideas and interests. In this way, we try to produce more democratic processes that place in evidence the singularities, forming a complex entwined with multiplicities of knowledge that compose a field of disputes.

The investigations of the two authors of this article are located in the territory of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, namely:
–Barbara Szaniecki, professor of ESDI and coordinator of LADA, research tempo focused on the «Collaborative Creative Practices: Challenges for Design and for the City in the Perspective of the Community».
– Bibiana Serpa, doctorand, studies processes of politicization in articulation with design.
– Liana Ventura He is a master with a dissertation entitled «Design, democracy and citizenship: the experience of the Círculo de Ciudadania do Bairro de Fátima e Vizinhanças in Rio de Janeiro».
– Flavia Secioso The master concluded with a dissertation «Cultural spaces and design: building relationships with the territory through participatory processes».
– Mariana Costard It is not documented with a focus on design as a mode of collective investigation in urban territory and its pedagogical and political potential.
–Pedro Biz, doutorando, researches participatory and agroecological practices for community management of organic waste in favelas of Rio de Janeiro.
– Talita Tibola It is not post-doctored with research focused on "conversation devices" as research and intervention tools, not found between design and psychology.