Designing for Civic Engagement: Instruments of Expression, Dialogue and Collective Critique research project is one of the twelve projects included in the 2013-14 Harvard-Chile Innovation Initiative, which provides start-up funds for collaborations between Harvard and Chilean colleagues for joint research and programs. This Initiative is sponsored by Chile’s National Council for Scientific and Technological Research (CONICYT) and the Ministry of the Economy.
The project -- led by Professor Krzysztof Wodiczko from Harvard GSD, Sergio Araya from Universidad Adolfo Ibañez Design Lab and Orkan Telhan from University of Pennsylvania School of Design -- includes three workshop that intend to develop a critical discourse and design environment that investigate ways to enable individuals and collectives during moments of exception caused by political distress and social unrest.
Workshop I (Design Lab- Universidad Adolfo Ibañez)
From Individual to Collective
June 16-19, 2014
Topic: Building instruments that transform personal expression into social experiences and dialogue.
Workshop II (Harvard)
Individual & Collective’s Relation to Public Space
October 28-31, 2014
Topic: Building physical interventions, props, and vehicles that allow individuals and groups use public space as a medium of expression and critique.
Workshop III (U.Penn)
Designing for Collective Action
March 24-28, 2015
Topic: Developing instruments, technologies, and media that can be used to form temporary and improvised communities who can manifest new forms of collective action.