Celia Lury, ESRC Professorial Fellow and Director of the Centre for Interdisciplinary Methodologies, University of Warwick, made a provocation presentation entitled ‘Developing participation in social design, suspending the social?’ at the AHRC ProtoPublics Sprint Workshop on the 16 April. She has very kindly shared the slides from her talk with us here: Social design
Helena Almeida, Inhabited Painting, 1975.
The ProtoPublics Sprint Workshop took place at Imagination Lancaster on 16-17 April. A group of 45 researchers- crossing disciplines and practices- got together to test out and explore new methods of ‘doing’ socially engaged design research. Here are some photographs to document the day.
ProtoPublics Sprint Workshop Program
Our principles for the workshop: Agile; Participatory; Collaborative; Creative; Reflexive
Participants were asked to arrange their ‘assets’ on the tables to connect and expand upon our core themes: mobilities; civic participation; health and well-being; public space.
From this collection of assets, participants could identify interests, priorities and expertise of others in the workshop.
From here, participants self-organised into groups to discuss common interests. They were encouraged to move between groups over the course of the two days before fixing on one group with which to put forward a research project pitch.
The workshop ended with creative project pitches, some of which took us outside the Imagination Lancaster building.