‘Investigating’ Archive

Design Role: Investigating: an introduction…

Investigating is the process by which Local Project (LP) initiatives are searched out and identified as promising. Principally a field activity, investigating comprises mainly of observation and dialogue with players and stakeholders, backed up by a range of visual reporting methods. Information collected is mapped out to situate each project within its own particular system [...]

Design Role: Investigating: Ojo al Sancocho

The DESIS Alliance “Civic Award For a Better Bogotá”, a project that supports community initiatives, allowed for a trial exercise to be run for this year’s visiting film festival contestants.  The one-week long trial made it possible to collect information about upcoming projects that might share similar characteristics, compile photographic registries, conduct interviews, open access [...]

Design Role: Investigating: Pévèle

Investigating (the exploration and mapping of existing local social initiatives oriented toward the inspiration of new solutions or systems of solutions…) A ‘safari’ in the Pévèle region… Logistical constrains with the organisation of the first exploratory workshop at the design school Les Ateliers ENSCI in Paris did not allow a real in-depth field investigation of [...]

Design Role: Investigating: Xianqiao Village

Investigating (the exploration and mapping of existing local social initiatives oriented toward the inspiration of new solutions or systems of solutions…) Chong Ming project has activated a strong field immersion phase with the aim to: -    discover, analyze and visualize/communicate the territorial capital (natural, artificial, social) and its potentialities in terms of revitalization of the [...]

Design Role: Investigating: DOTT07

There were two kinds of investigations: one at the framework level to look for design opportunities and define themes and briefs among a wide array of stakeholders and the second one at the project level to explore each design contexts and co-design solutions fot the future. Framework level The setting up of the themes and [...]