In the Collaborative City, practices, processes and methods help to combine, cross-fertilise and promote synergy within society. Collaboration is not straightforward, it requires systematising meetings, equipping exchanges and facilitating interactions. (Today more than ever, rethinking a more resilient city requires collaborative design approaches).
Making the city with (all) the people
Connecting the existing (in the face of societal challenges)
The more we are…(the better we survive)
Relying on differences (to solve new problems)
Copying neighbours (to find solutions)
How does design stimulate citizen engagement, facilitate collaboration between inhabitants and public authorities, help reorganise stakeholders (and promote synergy between them) to co-produce the city?
How does design help to link what is already there, to incorporate material resources and available services, the skills of some and the goodwill of others, into platforms providing practical and effective solutions (to address the social and climatic emergency)?
How does design establish a collective creativity, arrange collaboration between large numbers of anonymous people and organise the pooling (in times of crisis) of every citizen’s contribution?
How does design facilitate collaboration, the creation of atypical partnerships, the generation of new value creation models (and the conception of exceptional solutions)?
How does design facilitate collaboration between territories, collection of inspiring cases, translation of cultural practices, emulation and transfer between cities(and mutual help in the face of unprecedented problems)?