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(W6) Open Participatory Design and Digital Tools for Inclusive & Resilient Development

Rudolf Giffinger, Santiago Sánchez Guzmán, Leonardo Parra Agudelo, Antonija Bogadi

June 15 (EN/ES)


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This online virtual workshop explores how open participatory design processes and digital tools can be effectively used for making local and urban development more inclusive and resilient in an emerging post-pandemic world. During two sessions, on a one-day event, participants from different places around the globe are invited to explore remote collaboration through a digital platform to reflect on the impacts in terms of vulnerability and quality of life in local contexts of global socio-ecological dynamics through, for instance, climate change or epidemic events as the ongoing Covid-19’s Pandemic. Specially, on how open participatory design processes, as urban living labs, can encourage and support bottom-up participation and community agency, contributing to envisioning, designing and implementing more sustainable and resilient urban development processes, given uncertain conditions. 

Further, we will discuss the role that digital platforms and tools can play when applied to inclusive development and capacity building in community-based contexts, whilst considering limitations of human contact. The Workshop’s dynamic is based on virtual co-creation methods that will encourage participants to collaboratively write their ideas together, for structuring a peer-reviewed special issue to be published via open access sources, for instance as Conference proceedings issued by the Vienna University of Technology. The proceedings will be edited by the workshop’s organizers on resilient development and digital transformations in times of fast changing conditions.

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