Awarded to Professors Laura Forlano & Anijo Mathew.
In this project, Professors Laura Forlano and Anijo Mathew will conduct workshops in three major metropolitan centers of the US – Chicago, New York, and Boston. The workshops will use open and participatory design methods to engage local policymakers, entrepreneurs, activists, academics, graduate students and citizens in discussions and hands-on activities to reimagine the ways in which digital technologies can be embedded in public spaces. Such an engagement will play an important role in educating key stakeholders about the role of digital technology in emergent forms of citizen engagement. They will also help in transferring hands-on knowledge about co-design and design methods to new constituencies outside of the field of design specifically to help build multidisciplinary networks across government, business, activism and academia.
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