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Rowing Together, Learning Between: Visualising Boundary Spaces in Community Codesign

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Publication date23/02/2019
<mark>Original language</mark>English
EventCreating Spaces, International Journal of Art & Design Education Conference - Goldsmiths, London, London, United Kingdom
Duration: 22/02/201923/02/2019


ConferenceCreating Spaces, International Journal of Art & Design Education Conference
CountryUnited Kingdom
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Positioned within Social Design (design motivated by social demands and not by the market), this paper reports on PhD research focused on uncovering the relationship between informal-mutual learning and community-based co-design. As the study progressed, following an ethnographic approach into a pilot study and two case studies, I raised awareness of a collective learning process supported by the co-design situations which engaged different people, all learning from each other, usually unconsciously. As a result, I developed a theoretical framework, based on Cultural-Historical Activity Theory (CHAT), one capable of itemising a myriad of entities and interactions entangling in co-design situations, describing their relationships and functional dynamics. The framework visualises this relationship and draws attention to the relevance of informal-mutual learning as an essential synergy towards achieving collaboration.