Research Seminar - Performative Citizenship, a design intervention with Umea

Date: 2018-02-22
Time: 1:15 PM - 3:00 PM
Location: Designhögskolan
The event is for: students - anyone - employees

TOPIC: Design interventions are signals of social making in the city all over the world. What if Umea is the open lab of opportunity for all? Researching trough design and performative ethnography we explore how theory and practice are inseparable in the making of our relations.

AUDIENCE: Design Students, Encounters, Faculty, Phds, Community, Citizens.

ROOM: With flexible space, projector, internet, open space for working in groups and move around the space, outside

METHODOLOGY: Co-design, Performative Design Ethnography

FACILITATOR: Arianna Mazzeo ( DesisLab Elisava Director and Director Masterlab Service Design Systems, Exploring place and community through design research)

MATERIALS: internet, projector, mobile ( your own).

LEARNING OUTCOMES: You will learn how co-design a performative design intervention with Umea citizens, working with a multidisciplinary team of Umea Faculty, phDs, Researchers and encounters.

About Arianna Mazzeo:

Arianna is Design Research and Social Digital Innovation Professor as well she is the Director of the Masterlab in Service Design Systems, and Head of International Relations at the Elisava Barcelona School of Design and Engineering, Barcelona, Spain. Involved in European Innovation Projects since 2000, she coordinates under the frame of the Open Design Program, the first European Open Design School based on the open culture values, collaboration and co-design with community and collaborative cities, to open new scenarios in design education trough design research. She holds a PhD in Design Ethnography and she is responsible for the design research group Cambio / Changes, helping professionals, private and public institutions, cultural and creative hubs, administrations, foundations, associations and creative industries as well as informal groups to research through design for a real impact. From September 2017, she lead with Ezio Manzini, the Desis Network Cluster " Design for City- Making" to explore how cities can play a role in generating, or regenerating, urban commons. She has worked in Cameroon, Mexico, Turkey, Armenia, and South Africa on social digital innovation programs and local government policy agenda, in order to re-design and re-think design education through new open educational resources (OER) and new learning formats outside the classroom, in the city as the open lab of opportunities for all.


Lecturer: Arianna Mazzeo
Organizer: Umeå Intstitute of Design
Contact person: Heather Wiltse

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