(Skjer'a Tønsberg Aslak Sødal 2016)
Design for Democracy is an education based research program started in the fall 2016 but with several projects predating this.
The aim of the project is to develop the next generation of design for democracy. We think developing democracy is about practice and culturing rather than about theory. In short, it is about design. Design can play a crucial role in the development of the next generations of democracy.
Here is the link to the democracy files, a collection of resources regarding design for democracy.
Want to study Design for Democracy?
Design for democracy is not new and we think we need to build on the existing work but this needs to be developed further. Victor Margolin has been important in maintaining the agenda and provides an excellent overview in this lecture from 2012.
Victor Margolin: Democracy and Design in a Troubled World
The research project is in its initial phases based on the explorative research by design of the master students at AHO. The project is based on master studio courses, designed as education based research, in its built up phase.
The next phase is to initiate a larger dialogue. This is on its way with the 2017 RSD6 (Relating Systems Thinking and Design 6) Symposium at AHO 18th to 20th October Read more here: >>>>>
Also we are contributing to the DEMOCRACY AND DESIGN PLATFORM initiative.
Read more below about news, information, links and projects in the blog below. Any comments or initiatives for collaboration are welcome.
Benedicte Wildhagen, Norwegian Design Council (DOGA.no)