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Learning from the use of media in community-led design projects

Alexiou, K.; Alevizou, G.; Zamenopoulos, T.; de Sousa, S. and Dredge, L. (2015). Learning from the use of media in community-led design projects. Cultural Science, 8(1) pp. 30–40.


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Community-led design is a practice whereby people take the opportunity to engage directly and creatively in the formulation of solutions for their own environment. In community-led design, professionals, stakeholders and communities come together to develop sustainable solutions to complex design and planning problems. Such projects can include the co-creation of public spaces, communal and public services, as well as processes and tools for citizen participation.

Web 2.0 technologies and social media offer new opportunities for community-led design, potentially transforming the ways in which people take part in these processes and their ability to make an impact. This paper reports insights from the use of different types of media in community-led design projects and reflects on their role and their value for those involved, as well as for their wider communities.

Item Type: Journal Item
Copyright Holders: 2015 Not known
ISSN: 1836-0416
Project Funding Details:
Funded Project NameProject IDFunding Body
Media, Community and the Creative Citizen (XD-11-045-KA)AH/J005290/1AHRC
Scaling up co-design research and practice: building community-academic capacity and extending reach (XD-12-111-TZ)AH/K006711/1AHRC
Unearth Hidden Assets through Community Co-design and Co-production (XD-12-112-TZ)AH/K006541/1AHRC
Extra Information: Special Issue: Creative Citizen Conference
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) > Engineering and Innovation
Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) > Politics, Philosophy, Economics, Development, Geography
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS)
Research Group: Design and Innovation
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Item ID: 42049
Depositing User: Katerina Alexiou
Date Deposited: 17 Feb 2015 14:30
Last Modified: 12 Feb 2018 11:09
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