Metadesign: A Dynamic Framework for Seeding Socially Responsive Design

Jones, Hannah and Lundebye, Anette. 2012. 'Metadesign: A Dynamic Framework for Seeding Socially Responsive Design'. In: 8th International Conference on Design and Emotion. Central Saint Martins, United Kingdom 5/25/2006. [Conference or Workshop Item]

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This article proposes how metadesign, a systemic, interdisciplinary and emergent design approach, can provide a dynamic framework for carrying out ‘Socially Responsive Design’ (SRVD) projects. It explores how metadesign tools and thinking can support the development of fledgling community initiatives working within changing, uncertain contexts. In Oslo, Norway, as in many other cities in Europe, there is a shift in demographics taking place due to an influx of new immigrants and an aging population. These mixed communities bring together a variety of cultural practices, social needs and desires. The article presents the findings from the first phase of an SRVD project carried out in November 2011 with the MA Design students at Oslo National Academy of the Arts (KHiO). The project, entitled ‘Metadesigning Spaces of Engagement and Exchange’ set about ‘bisociating diversities’ within the community and co-designing ‘seeds’ to revitalize a multi-cultural shopping and cultural centre in Veitvet, Oslo.

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This paper will be presented between 11th - 14th September 2012. The authors will also facilitate a workshop at the conference that is connected to the methods discussed in the paper.

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Central Saint Martins, United Kingdom

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13 Jun 2012 05:08

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