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Title: Future Fictions Godsheide
CreatorArchitectOrInteriorArchitect: Huybrechts, Liesbeth
Martens, Sarah
Devisch, Oswald
Keywords: architecture, design, participation, exhibition, performance, graphical design
Issue Date: 2014
Start Date: 2014-11-29
Review Discipline: design en architectuur
Research Context: This research can be situated within the tradition of Participatory Design (PD) and Participatory Spatial Planning. We started a PD process in Godsheide, taking the form of an Action Research wherein a collaborative relationship with citizens, policy representatives and property developers was built, interwoven with co-design workshops, guiding collective creativity towards a newspaper narrating about spatial design proposals in 2024.
Description: In the village Godsheide (BE) controversy exists on the role participatory processes play in defining the decision-making in spatial planning design. This is due to ten years of inadequate communication between the citizens, policy makers and property developers. In 2014 the citizens started a Participatory Design (PD) process with our research group to re-open communication between all actors. We used a Design Anthropological approach wherein we followed everyday activities in Godsheide through Action Research to build collaborative relationships with the participants (Bradbury, Reason, 2003). At the same time, via co-design workshops we engaged more actively with how people perceive, create, and transform their environment and guided this towards spatial scenarios addressing different timelines: past, present and future (Gunn, Otto & Smith, 2013, xiii; Sanders & Stappers, 2008). In our co-design sessions the citizens and us critically engaged with newspapers’ scriptings (McQuail, 2010) to produce a publicly spread newspaper about spatial scenarios for Godsheide in 2024. This newspaper was intended to function as a public resource of the participatory decision-making process and as a source of public debate. In a scenario workshop, small stories were told in newspaper articles and still images/tableaux vivants of the stories were collaborative performed in the spatial context. The design proposals were gathered in the newspaper, titled The future is today. This newspaper narrated about a participatory process that started in 2004, co-design workshops in 2014 and imagined designs in 2024 that were presented as if they took place today.The design process and the results, being the spatial design proposals and the newspaper were exhibited and published at several artistic and scientific fora.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1942/20184
Link to publication: http://www.hln.be/regio/nieuws-uit-hasselt/bewoners-brainstormen-over-godsheide-in-2024-a2151430/
Category: AOR
Type: Artistic/designerly creation
Appears in Collections: Artistic/designerly creations

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scenario Participatory Design event in Godsheide136.92 kBAdobe PDF
interactive exhibition flyer Copenhagen2.45 MBAdobe PDF
interactive exhibition description Copenhagen106.03 kBAdobe PDF
invitation Participatory Design event Godsheide546.5 kBAdobe PDF
the newspaper containing the semi-fictional design proposals exhibited in Z33 and spread in the region2.66 MBAdobe PDF
poster used at exhibition in Copenhagen104.55 kBAdobe PDF
exhibited articles in Copenhagen104.55 kBAdobe PDF
background information in interactive exhibition Copenhagen86.81 kBAdobe PDF
materials at tables exhibition Copenhagen6.64 MBAdobe PDF
materials at tables exhibition Copenhagen 277.05 kBAdobe PDF

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