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Unearth Hidden Assets through Community Co-design and Co-production

Lam, Busayawan; Zamenopoulos, Theodore; Kelemen, Mihaela and Hoo Na, Jea (2017). Unearth Hidden Assets through Community Co-design and Co-production. In: The Design Journal, Informa UK Limited, 20(sup1) S3601-S3610.

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Abstract

This paper discusses main findings of a pilot study, which explored how co-design and co-production could support asset-based community development. Increasingly, community developments have shifted toward an ‘asset-based’ approach, which concentrates on uncovering and mobilising existing assets in a community to create new opportunities. The study experimented with different co-design techniques to investigate how they could help identify unrecognised assets. Four pilot studies were conducted with key stakeholders in four communities. The study brought together researchers and local communities with the objective to co-design, co-develop and co-analyse the pilots. The results suggested that co-design was perceived as empowering. In most cases, it was ‘people’ that were regarded the most important assets in a community. Engaging people in a creative process could help them appreciate their skills, knowledge and creativity, and recognise themselves as assets. This research advanced the knowledge in Social Design by demonstrating how co-design could support community developments.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item
Copyright Holders: 2017 The Author(s)
ISSN: 1756-3062
Keywords: Co-design, Asset-based Community Development, Creative/Art- based Methodology, Community Engagement
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) > Engineering and Innovation
Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)
Item ID: 53316
SWORD Depositor: Jisc Publications-Router
Depositing User: Jisc Publications-Router
Date Deposited: 09 Mar 2018 08:51
Last Modified: 02 May 2019 05:45
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/53316
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