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Building “working with, not for” into design studio curriculum

van Kampen, Saskia and Giraudi, Cheryl (2020) Building “working with, not for” into design studio curriculum. Athens Journal of Architecture (7). pp. 1-27. ISSN 2407-9472

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Abstract

Design ManifesT.O. 2020 is a Participatory Action Research project currently
underway in Toronto, Canada and is working with communities to uncover
stories of grassroots placemaking and community building done through
creative practice. An unexpected discovery during data collection highlighted
how communities are still being left out of decision-making processes that
directly affect their collective values and living conditions and are being
disrespected by designers and researchers — exposing very large gaps in the
education of designers in terms of values-based learning, design ethics, and
informed methods for working with communities. This paper interrogates design
pedagogy and practice in order to stimulate further discourse and investigation
into how to successfully integrate ethical and responsible protocols into design
curriculum to support co-design practices where social justice and equity
becomes normalized in practice. In other words: giving students the tools to
“work with, not for” communities. Demonstrating social conscience is ethically
desirable in design education but if students are not given the tools required to
work with communities through respectful and collaborative processes then we
are training the next generation of designers to continue a form of hegemony in
design practice that is undesirable.

Item Type: Article
Divisions: Faculty of Design
Date Deposited: 06 Aug 2020 13:55
Last Modified: 06 Aug 2020 13:55
URI: http://openresearch.ocadu.ca/id/eprint/3099

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