Migration of a sharing platform from Copenhagen to Aarhus: a live exploration of how social innovations may travel

Jörn Messeter, Erik Grönvall, Lone Malmborg, Geraldine Fitzpatrick, Özge Subasi, Eva Brandt, Martin Sønderlev Christensen, Thomas Raben:Julia Loup, Özge Subasi, Geraldine Fitzpatrick
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Proceedings of the 14th Participatory Design Conference: Short Papers, Interactive Exhibitions, Workshops - Volume 2

Later developments in community-based PD have put a focus on how societal challenges and technological possibilities call for new forms of participation and civic engagement. In particular, lack of resources promotes public engagement in social innovation, and highlights questions of how innovations developed in a local community can successfully 'travel' to other settings. In this full-day workshop, we take a hands-on approach in exploring how social innovations can 'travel' between different settings through a concrete design case. A digital platform co-designed with stakeholders in a municipality in Copenhagen and in two neighbourhood groups in Vienna is brought to the workshop. Representatives from the city of Aarhus will participate as local stakeholders to engage with workshop participants in a one-day 'designathon' to explore the challenges of appropriating this social innovation to the local setting of Aarhus. Participants will leave with concrete experiences from an exploration of how a particular social innovation can 'travel'; involving real stakeholders in co-design of solutions to the challenges at hand.