Politics of participation in design research: learning from participatory art

Volume 36, No. 1 of Design Issues has just come out, in which we have published a piece on the politics of participation in design research. Using theories from relational aesthetics, participatory art and social artwork we attempt to shed light on some of the many different ways in which we as designers can involve people in design processes and practice. To exemplify our ideas we draw upon one of our social design project at Danish hospitals that involves cancer patients, health professionals and decision-makers in order to improve patient-centered care.

Sadly the journal opens with In Memoriam of Victor Margolin, one of the founding editors of Design Issues who pasted away in 2019 – R.I.P.

Read more about it here