Traveling to West Bamfield on Vancouver Island is no easy feat. The trip took two days, but well worth the journey. After flying into Vancouver on Friday evening, I met up with my robot-making design collaborator, Rebecca Tegtmeyer, and we took the Skytrain downtown […]
Last fall, I attended the Cumulus Conference in Hong Kong to present my work on an open model of community engagement in social design. The conference, hosted by HKDI (Hong Kong Design Institute) in Kowloon was five days long, including an opening exhibition and reception (on Monday), […]
From Design as Artifact to Design as Process: Applying an Open Model to Community Engagement in Social Design
In recent years, we have seen a significant shift in the field of design, from design as an artifact to design as a process.
Place-based workshop captures essence of local neighborhood discussions during the Art and Place Conference in Memphis
Like many cities that struggle with under-developed, neglected neighborhoods, Memphis has experienced an influx of artistic interventions focused on community renewal in many different forms and applications.
Over the last year, I have embarked on a new research endeavor initiated by my interest in research collaborations with design colleagues at other institutions and driven by the technological tools that make said work possible. As a researcher, writer, and maker, initial investigations of types […]
Schneekloth and Shibley, authors of Placemaking: The Art and Practice of Building Communities (1995), discuss a transformation in the field of placemaking in the late 20th century that shifts from isolated community development methods to community-inclusive design methods that incorporate the roles of citizens with the […]