1) Care with Communities through Participatory Service Design and Arts-based Methods
This research theme is premised on the idea that participatory service design can facilitate empowerment, wellbeing and sustainable community development through arts-based methods. Participatory service design is steered with a moral commitment to engage with various communities at the margins to collaborate for a shared purpose. This purpose can be in co-creating and co-designing more inclusive, equal and sustainable societies and services. Participatory approach involves the stakeholders (e.g. employees, partners, customers, citizens, end-users) in the art and design processes to ensure that the results meet their needs and expectations. The approach also builds on dialogue, decolonisation and democratisation processes to identify new solutions for care, justice and inclusion and to advance social transformation.
The Co-stars group focuses mainly on the following themes:
- Social Design and Healthcare
- Care with Communities at the Margins
- Arctic Design
- Societal Challenges and the Arts
- Inclusion and Empowerment