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Participatory Design Workshop: Your City Lab, June 10 Athens

Open Architecture Collaborative Athens, NonPlan Architectural lab

On Friday 10th of June from 19:00 till 21:00, OAC Athens team organized at Pantazopoulou Square in Kolonos, a participatory design workshop held in the context of the Greek participation This is a Co-op in the international Architectural Exhibition in Venice, Venice Biennale 2016. The workshop was organized in respects to urban research and data collection for future application of Your City Lab, a participatory platform which situates urban design at the nexus of physical public space and digital public space, promoting the role of the resident, local communities and actors in the decision-making process.

During the workshop a variety of methodologies was applied, with a focus on tools of participatory processes, aiming towards the collection of data and proposals for the formation of Your City Lab digital platform. The workshop allowed to OAC Athens team to develop connections with the community, the residents and the participants, in order to attain a dialogue not only among the OAC Athens team and the participants, but also among the citizens themselves. The residents actively participated in the event identifying and designing points of urban interest, as well as points of possible interventions, allowing for future collaboration between OAC team and the community.

COORDINATORS’ BIOGRAPHY

Open Architecture Collaborative Athens (OAC Athens), local chapter of Open Architecture Collaborative global network (http://www.openarchcollab.org/). It is consisted by local grassroots chapters delivering design advocacy, facilitation, assessment and small build services to their local marginalized communities. OAC joined forces as an independent umbrella organization in March of 2016 but the chapters have been in operation since 2005 under the previous name of Architecture for Humanity. We believe in ground up action, fueled by inclusive participation.

OAC Athens team: Marissia Deligiorgi, Despoina Filippidou, Stefania Gyftopoulou, Georgia Kotsari, Chrysi Nikoloutsou, Asimina Paraskevopoulou, Mara Petra, Marilli Spiliadi, Konstantina Tossouni

http://architectureforhum.wix.com/yourcitylab

Participatory Design Workshop: Your City Lab, June 10 Athens

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