Participation x Action was the leading theme of the Participatory City Making symposium, held on Wednesday, February 20th, at the Faculty of Industrial Design Engineering, TU Delft. Project leader Ingrid Mulder welcomed a diverse group of city makers, existing of students, researchers, policy makers, designers and entrepreneurs to actively join the closing event of
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The Participatory City Making project has almost come to an end. To reflect on our learnings and insights so far, we will organize one final event: PARTICIPATION x ACTION on the 20th of February. During the event we will critically reflect on the value of Participation for City Making processes. For whom is participation valuable
The Participatory City Making team wishes everybody happy holidays and the best for the new year! The last year has been an exciting year for PCM, with several successful events, like the TOOLCONference in April, where several tools have been tested an prototyped; the Border Sessions in the Hague with our City Tool Depot; and
For Dutch: scroll down On the 9th of November, Participatory City Making (PCM) was present at the Stadmakerscongres (i.e. City Making Congress) in Theater Rotterdam. Together with the Creative Industries Fund NL we organised a lunch workshop. During the morning program Ingrid Mulder also participated in a panel discussion, organised by the Creative Industries
With the arrival of the Dutch National Environmental Vision (Nationale Omgevingsvisie, or NOVI), Stimuleringsfonds Creatieve Industrie invites Dutch municipalities to join the open call: ‘Anders werken aan stad, dorp en land'. The call consists of a development process of five months in which municipalities can work on a city lab, using new participative approaches
Like last year, the Participatory Citymaking Lab is present at the Dutch Design Week during the DRIVE festival. On Thursday afternoon a selection of project leaders and researchers involved in the Research through Design (RtD) projects form a panel and will reflect on a theme regarding ‘research through design’. During an interactive discussion the audience
What are the roles of citylabs and citymakers in the broader context of the challenges that are being formulated due to the national and local environmental vision (Nationale & Lokale Omgevingsvisie)? Stimuleringsfonds and Participatory Citymaking are doing research on this topic and will share the recent developments and insights on the 9th of November
Abstract "Citizens and urban policy makers are experimenting with collaborative ways to tackle wicked urban issues, such as today’s sustainability challenges. In this article, we consider one particular way of collaboration in an experimental setting: Urban Living Labs (ULLs). ULLs are understood as spatially embedded sites for the co-creation of knowledge and solutions by
Can design catalyse the great transition? That is the question that was asked during the Transition Design Symposium 2016. The symposium was designed to open up a conversation between design and other fields that share a mutual desire for rapid transition to a more sustainable society. The papers that were collected for the symposium
Abstract: "This article aims to unravel the tensions that obstruct participatory city making: the processes in which government, entrepreneurs and citizens co-create new solutions for urban challenges. Participatory city making is explored and conceptualized through an empirical grounded study of local civil servants and citizen initiatives in Rotterdam. Through interviews and a set of