Public Lecture: Participatory Design and the Collaborative Dimensions of Infrastructuring

  • Datum: –13.00
  • Plats: Evolutionsbiologiskt centrum Ekmanssalen
  • Föreläsare: Andrea Botero
  • Webbsida
  • Arrangör: POEM Network
  • Kontaktperson: Inge Zwart
  • Telefon: 0031626753706
  • Föreläsning

Join the POEM network for a public lecture by Andrea Botero on participatory design initiatives aimed at infrastructuring.

This event is free to attend but please register through Eventbrite:

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This presentation reflects on the design and development of several infrastructural initiatives aimed at contributing, from different angles, to wider public access to, and appropriation of audiovisual digital culture. The limits and possibilities of participatory design initiatives will be discussed through various strategies for infrastructural development tried out, exploring the collaborative dimensions of infrastructuring.


About the Speaker

Andrea Botero is a research fellow at the school of Arts, Design and Architecture of Aalto University and conspirator at the design studio Suo&Co. Her design works explores technologies, services, media formats and genres for collectives and communities. Through her research work she aims to understand how collectives come to understand the design spaces available to them and how designers could support more various infrastructuring processes around them. Andrea has a Doctor of Arts (DA) in New Media from Alto University, a masters (MA) in product and strategic design from the School of Arts and Design Helsinki and a BA in industrial design from Universidad Nacional de Colombia.


About POEM

POEM is a research training network of 7 institutions across Europe. POEM stands for Participatory Memory Work (PMW). PMW takes place in libraries, archives, and museums, as well as within individuals and groups in everyday life. Memory institutions increasingly experiment with participatory approaches to include diverse memories across social situations. Simultaneously, new memory ecologies with networked media infrastructures emerged in our mediatized, globally connected societies. This participatory turn in memory work, in institutions and outside, offline and online, is complicated and challenging. The POEM network addresses the challenges, providing robust knowledge for cultural policy, memory institutions, and civil society.


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