Tales of Institutioning and Commoning: Participatory Design Processes with a Strategic and Tactical Perspective

Maurizio Teli, Mariacristina Sciannamblo, Irina Anastasiu, Peter Lyle

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Abstract

With the concept of infrastructuring as a background for our reflections, this paper focuses on two complementary verbifications have entered the PD vocabulary: institutioning, which describes engagement with institutions, and commoning, which describes engagement with grassroots communities – and by extension alternative economic frameworks that challenge the status quo. We contribute to this discourse to reflect, theoretically, on themes emerging from the triad of relationships between designers, institutions, and grassroots communities. We do so presenting ‘tales’, excerpts of our own PD work with institutions and grassroots communities. In this way, we present a nascent conceptual framework that offers analytical potential to promote pluralist understandings of PD scholarship and practices.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPDC '20: Proceedings of the 16th Participatory Design Conference 2020 - Participation(s) Otherwise
EditorsChiara Del Gaudio, Leonardo Parra-Agudelo, Rachel Clarke, Joanna Saad-Sulonen, Andrea Botero, Andrea Botero, Felipe Cesar Londono, Felipe Cesar Londono, Paula Andrea Escandon Suarez
Number of pages13
Volume1
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery
Publication date2020
Pages159-171
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-4503-7700-3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2020

Keywords

  • Co-optation
  • Commoning
  • Entanglements
  • Institutioning
  • Intermediation

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Teli, M., Sciannamblo, M., Anastasiu, I., & Lyle, P. (2020). Tales of Institutioning and Commoning: Participatory Design Processes with a Strategic and Tactical Perspective. In C. Del Gaudio, L. Parra-Agudelo, R. Clarke, J. Saad-Sulonen, A. Botero, A. Botero, F. C. Londono, F. C. Londono, & P. A. Escandon Suarez (Eds.), PDC '20: Proceedings of the 16th Participatory Design Conference 2020 - Participation(s) Otherwise (Vol. 1, pp. 159-171). Association for Computing Machinery. https://doi.org/10.1145/3385010.3385020