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Aditya, P. (2017). The Ability To Make A Difference In Participatory Design Projects. In: : . Paper presented at 7th Nordic Design Research Conference, 15-17 June 2017, AHO, Oslo, Norway.
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2017 (English)Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

The case study presented here is an intensive nine day community participation project in a Swiss town, aimed at fostering community food production. The approach to participatory design presented here seeks to emphasize the in-situ improvisatory ‘doing' of collaborative activities.

Using notions such as diffusing, reifying and catalyzing the study describes the iterative movement of the project that is bound up in material arrangements and social relations.

Through a reflection in action approach, the author unpacks how the designer's agency is understood through social interactions and acts of summarizing, materialization and translation.

The paper concludes by discussing power and agency, both as an outcome and central to the design process. This reflective exploration through the lens of agency seeks to encourage the reflexivity of designers in collaborative practice.

Keywords
co-creation, social innovation, design, participatory design, public engagement, Actor Network Theory
National Category
Design
Research subject
design
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-139468 (URN)
Conference
7th Nordic Design Research Conference, 15-17 June 2017, AHO, Oslo, Norway
Available from: 2017-09-13 Created: 2017-09-13 Last updated: 2018-09-11Bibliographically approved
Wiltse, H., Lindh Karlsson, M., Lindström, K., Pawar, A. & Ståhl, Å. (2016). Non-local situations: speculating about future response-abilities of postindustrial design (research). In: : . Paper presented at DRS2016, 2016 Design Research Society 50th Anniversary Conference, 27–30 June 2016, Brighton, UK.
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2016 (English)Conference paper, Published paper (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

Design deals with the material, social, political, cultural, economic, and more, and in relation to history—past, present, and (possible) future(s) At the same time, the objects of design are becoming less traditionally thing- like and rather connected, dynamic, ‘smart’ components of product and service ecosystems. We need, then, to find ways to grapple with (eco)systems, contextual specificities, new forms of technologies, and societal needs in a changing world where we have yet to even begin to adequately come to grips with the implications of our dwindling resources and impending climate collapse; political structures are often woefully ineffective; and advanced capitalism seems to be spinning disastrously out of control. The aim of this conversation is to speculate about future articulations, practices, and contexts of postindustrial design (research), and in the process to prototype the inclusive, rich, realistic yet hopeful discourse among passionate partial perspectives that is necessary to support it. This is a process of developing our ‘response-abilities’—our ‘collective capacity to respond’.

Keywords
postindustrial, design practices, participation, design futures
National Category
Design
Research subject
design; industrial design
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-129481 (URN)
Conference
DRS2016, 2016 Design Research Society 50th Anniversary Conference, 27–30 June 2016, Brighton, UK
Projects
Prototyping Practices
Note

This report is based on a workshop by the same name co-hosted by the authors at the Design Research Society conference 2016, UK.

Available from: 2016-12-30 Created: 2016-12-30 Last updated: 2018-06-09Bibliographically approved
Rosenbak, S. & Aditya, P. (2016). Prototyping design research tools. Paper presented at Design Research Society conference, 28th - 30th June 2016, Brighton, UK. Instant Journal (3), 35-36
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2016 (English)In: Instant Journal, ISSN 2396-846X, no 3, p. 35-36Article in journal (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.)) Published
Abstract [en]

In this workshop, we propose that design research needs to actively think about designing research tools and procedures as part of the research process. Following from this a number of questions arise: How can we get a critical understanding of how research tools shape our research practices? How can we practice collaborative sharing, critiquing and making of tools? For example, in a setup using materials and manual making at the PhD by Design session. When engaging in experimental practice-based research, what capabilities do design researchers need to prototype and articulate their tool-making practices?

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
PhD by Design, 2016
Keywords
Design research, tool-making, co-design, practice-based research, participatory design
National Category
Design
Research subject
design; industrial design
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-129476 (URN)
Conference
Design Research Society conference, 28th - 30th June 2016, Brighton, UK
Projects
Prototyping Practices
Note

This report and the corresponding workshop with the same title, was created and co-hosted by Aditya Pawar and Søren Rosenbak from the Umeå Institute of Design, Sweden. The workshop was held as part of the PhD by Design event in the Design Research Society conference 2016, Brighton, UK.

Available from: 2016-12-30 Created: 2016-12-30 Last updated: 2018-06-09Bibliographically approved
Pawar, A. & Redström, J. (2016). Publics, Participation and the Making of Umeå Pantry. International Journal of Design, 10(1), 73-84
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2016 (English)In: International Journal of Design, ISSN 1991-3761, E-ISSN 1994-036X, Vol. 10, no 1, p. 73-84Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This paper is about the making of Umeå Pantry, a public participatory art festival performance on matters of concern regarding local food production. Participatory projects have been criticized for the way that researchers harness the creative outputs of collaborative work while safeguarding the underlying power structures. In addressing such critique this project focused on design’s relational and socio-political form rather than the value-added object of design. We argue that a public orientation, as in the case of Umeå Pantry, involves a critical enquiry and reflexive approach, which goes beyond participatory design within institutional boundaries and that there is a need for informal tactics to navigate this open public space. Thus, the paper argues that public participatory design needs to rethink its sensibilities and aim for a greater emphasis on the relational and socio-political underpinnings of a project. Articulating notions such as an open program, movement, relational exchanges and infrastructure, we are trying to find out more about what it takes to prototype new participatory design practices engaging with public matters of concern.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
International Journal of Design: , 2016
Keywords
Food Production, Participatory Design, Publics, Social Design, Social Innovation
National Category
Design
Research subject
design; Food and Nutrition; sustainability; Aesthetics
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-129471 (URN)
Available from: 2016-12-30 Created: 2016-12-30 Last updated: 2019-07-22Bibliographically approved
Aditya, P. (2015). Composing the Umeå pantry: a platform for dialogue on food production and human survival. In: Rianne Valkenburg, Coen Dekkers, Janneke Sluijs (Ed.), Participatory Innovation Conference, PIN-C: . Paper presented at 4TH Participatory innovation Conference 2015 in The Hague, The Netherlands on 18-20 May 2015 (pp. 83-90). The Hague, 1
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2015 (English)In: Participatory Innovation Conference, PIN-C / [ed] Rianne Valkenburg, Coen Dekkers, Janneke Sluijs, The Hague, 2015, Vol. 1, p. 83-90Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

The Umeå Pantry was a five-week long public art event held in Umeå, Sweden, aimed at making concerns about food production public and supporting local communities interested in food related practices.

The event consisted of a series of performances where participant communities were invited to a dialogue on food concerns and practices in the region. The performances took the form of communal activities such as food harvesting, cooking, workshops, debates and demonstrations.

The making of the art event highlights the practice of creating forms for engagement and participation of disparate communities around social issues.

In the broader picture, this project contributes to the understanding of community participatory design and design for social innovation.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
The Hague: , 2015
Keywords
Design, food, artistic research, participatory design
National Category
Design
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-108876 (URN)9789073077669 (ISBN)
External cooperation:
Conference
4TH Participatory innovation Conference 2015 in The Hague, The Netherlands on 18-20 May 2015
Projects
Umeå Skafferi
Available from: 2015-12-18 Created: 2015-09-16 Last updated: 2018-06-07Bibliographically approved
Aditya, P. (2015). Open-collaborative libraries: Libraries as generative community centres. In: : . Paper presented at ARLIS / NORDEN Conference 2015.
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2015 (English)Conference paper, Oral presentation only (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.)) [Artistic work]
Keywords
libraries, art library, co-design, participatory design, design research, community, publics
National Category
Design
Research subject
design; industrial design
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-129487 (URN)
Conference
ARLIS / NORDEN Conference 2015
Projects
Prototyping Practices
Note

This presentation accompanied by an exhibition of photographs was hosted as part of the ARLIS/NORDEN conference 2015 at the Umeå University, Umeå. The theme for the conference was Creative Learning Environments.

Available from: 2016-12-30 Created: 2016-12-30 Last updated: 2018-06-09
Aditya, P. (2015). Prototyping boundary objects: Boundary objects as means for negotiating a cultural imaginary. In: : . Paper presented at The Design Anthropological Futures Conference, 12th to the 15th of August 2015, Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts Schools of Architecture, Design and Conservation, Copenhagen, Denmark.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Prototyping boundary objects: Boundary objects as means for negotiating a cultural imaginary
2015 (English)Conference paper, Poster (with or without abstract) (Other academic)
Keywords
design research, participatory design, co-design, publics, boundary objects
National Category
Design
Research subject
design; industrial design
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-129484 (URN)
Conference
The Design Anthropological Futures Conference, 12th to the 15th of August 2015, Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts Schools of Architecture, Design and Conservation, Copenhagen, Denmark
Projects
Prototyping Practices
Note

The position poster was presented at the the Design Anthropological Futures conference 2015 which took place at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts Schools of Architecture, Design and Conservation, Copenhagen. The poster was presented in the special track 'Collaborative Formation of Issues' and was accompanied by a short oral presentation. 

Available from: 2016-12-30 Created: 2016-12-30 Last updated: 2019-03-01Bibliographically approved
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ORCID iD: ORCID iD iconorcid.org/0000-0002-9318-3867

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