A tool for public involvement towards Creative Governance


Linking Materials, Meanings and Competences

A tool for public involvement towards Creative Governance


Linking Materials, Meanings and Competences
Design thinking as the interface between civil society and urban strategies
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Building governance capacities is one of the biggest necessities of our time. Critical population growth, urbanisation and demands on resources that exceed Earth’s bio-capacity urge for the development of new ways of communicating urban issues capable to diffuse knowledge and inspire responsibility among citizens. We need a regulation that controls less and thinks better.

According to Practice Theory, emergence of new [social] practice requires meaning, materials, and competences. Therefore, unless a citizen appreciates meaning and becomes competent with the material, he/she will not be able to participate in sustainable planning and architecture. The Future Architect is capable to bridge the gap between citizens and planning through the use of design thinking. Thus, public involvement in urban challenges becomes an approachable everyday activity for ‘ordinary’ people.


Idea by

Dasha Spasojevic
Belgrade
Serbia
Dasha Spasojevic graduated architecture in Belgrade (Serbia). After being involved with a myriad of projects and initiatives consistently focused on the environmental and social responsibilities of architecture, she moved to Europe for a Masters in environmental policy and society studies. Working in the UK, Netherlands, Brussels and Eastern Europe made her understand the importance of communicating habits and actions in built environment and the value of innovation in civil society sector.

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