A course to discover a new idea of Design based on the hybridization of different disciplines. Civic Design is applied to achieve collective solutions designed for the good of a community.
Mobilizing or activating communities and catalyzing efforts to promote participation and collaborative synergies.
Promoting real citizen engagement by co-learning in which everyone becomes part of the decision making process.
Producing commons knowledge that empowers communities and societies to improve their territories.
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Civic Design focuses on civic projects, like projects related to citizenship understood as a political collectivity; it is applied to achieve collective solutions designed for the good of a community.
The results can be Services, Spaces, Relationships, Systems, Tools, Devices, Methods, Processes, Strategies, Policies, Audiovisual Content and Mobile Applications.
Its scope of work constantly takes into account the hybrid dimension of the territory: its material component and its digital sphere, as well as its glocal dimension: its relationship with the closest environment without forgetting its connection/dependence with the global sphere. The definition of a final product is only one of the possible paths.
Civic Design proposes to reach the expected solutions through processes or methods, enabling relationships and strategies based on the collaboration of many people located in their specific territories. So we are talking about an idea of Design with the ambition of generating Civic Innovation.
The introduction of this concept repositions us all as citizens, related to a territory and its governance. After years of mechanisms that have separated us from our physical and local dimension, it is urgent to recover our position as protagonists. The starting point cannot be other than the territory to which each of us is a part; without forgetting, of course, our connection and relationship with the world, that is, our own Local Dimension.
The idea of applying recipes and seeking participation is over. Here we go directly to generate a process/agent that lives and develops in a territory, dialoguing and involving the other agents and protagonists…
We’re talking about an exciting new professional vision that doesn’t really fit the classic dimensions and ecosystems.
Since 2015 we had 3 successful editions with more than 500 participants and 63 projects developed.
OUR CORE IS OUR COMMUNITY
So far, more than 500 people were enroled on this course networked in dozens of cities all around the world. They are architects, designers, urban planners, sociologists, educators, policymakers, civil servants, economists, graphic designers with a specific concern on innovating our territories with citizen engagement.
GET INTO COLLABORATIVE AND COLLECTIVE INTELLIGENCE PROCESSES
Connected through the global network, this course develops innovative skills and tools to build better collaboration between citizens, academia, public and private decision makers within the building process of territories.
OUR POWER IS OUR REPUTATION
Who has already taken the course has no doubt to endorse and suggest it for other people. The clue is a true collaborative work where everyone feels free to participate and enjoy a colearning ambient.
Urban Design, Architecture, Industrial and Graphic Design, Social Design, Relational Design, Interaction Design
Services, Spaces, Relationships, Systems, Tools, Devices, Methods, Processes, Strategies, Policies, Data Science
Placemaking, Political Science, Sociology, Anthropology, User Experience, Urban Economics, Urban Pedagogy, Geography and much more
60 WORKING HOURS
(high flexibility for each participant to manage their working time)
7 Hours of videos with theoretical capsules
18 Hours of Streamings: sessions with Guest + sessions to follow up the work
35 Hours of personal work for the development of the project
An open and inclusive approach will form the basis of all activities, fostering the self-management capacity of the initiatives themselves and the spirit of collaboration among the participants..
12 SPECIAL & INTERNATIONAL GUESTS
We will have 12 livestreamings with a special guest. The participants will be able to talk and dialogue in real time.
3 PHASES IN 7 MONTHS
1st (October-December) theoretical contents
2nd (January) physical meeting (optional)
3rd (February-April) practical exercise
At the end of the course, we will edit a final publication with the projects developed by all the participants collaboratively.
Exclusive forum for participants, active for the duration of the course
We will have the opportunity to dialogue and debate with a live, collective videoconference.
26 VIDEO CONTENT SESSIONS
The sessions are recorded with professional camera and sound. Each one comes with a text and reference links
Civic Design Course is part of Civic Innovation School and above all is a CivicWise project.
CivicWise is an international distributed and open network that promotes citizen engagement developing concrete actions and projects based on collective intelligence, civic innovation and open design.
The course is structured in 4 different communities that work in synergy: French, Italian, Spanish and Latin-American.
All the contents will be in Spanish, Italian and French. Each participant choose which language prefer.
LEARNING BY DOING
A really important part of the co-learning process is a practical project that each participant has to develop to get a final certificate.