Building Culture Through Participatory Design – A Workshop

Tue, Jan 22, 2013

Tuesday 6pm-9pm

Location OCAD U
100 McCaul Street, 5th Floor, Toronto

Event Type Workshop | Collaboration

Admission Free, RSVP

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January 22, 2013 | 6pm – 9pm

What different design practices facilitate the creation of culture?
How do we learn and teach from design process itself?
How have we learned to hack design practices so that we personalize design thinking with our own experience?
How might we build on each other’s practices to make something new happen?

Design with Dialogue, held at OCADU every month, presents a special workshop during Toronto design week for participants to experience culture building through design process. Culture building is the re-creation of artistic and social evolutionary practices that enable continuous learning across generations. The workshop asks people to share their own design processes in small groups to co-create cultural artifacts, such as a learning experience, an interior, a song, a plan, or a website or publication. The goal of the participatory design workshop is the participatory process itself, and learning from one another ways of revealing collective wisdom and aliveness in co-creation.

Design with Dialogue (DwD) is a Toronto-based open community of practice. This special workshop is a collaboration between Gelareh Saadatpajouh and Markus Doerr with Peter Jones from DwD. DwD gathers monthly to convene workshops to discover how to lead organizational and community change and drive meaningful action in our organizations, our communities our projects and ourselves. We learn and play together through participatory design, strategic dialogue, creative arts and emerging facilitation methods.

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