Inviting Conversations on Collaborative Design Practice and Encounters through Writing: From the Book, Co-conuts: Fresh Views on Co-design

Naya Choi, Andrea Østmo Da Costa


Co-conuts: fresh views on co-design is a contribution to the category of ‘Exhibition’ at the Nordes Design Conference 2017, written, designed, and produced by the first year students, 2016/17, of MA Co-design at The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts (KADK). The contributions to the book are both visual and written expressions of the students’ experiences of their first semester as co-designers. The images within were created by each contributor to accompany and complement their texts. They serve as a bridge from the visual to the written, both representative of the co-design process itself and of the co-designers’ introspective journey into their own practice. The book is an invitation to other students, academics and interested practitioners of any field, with collaboration and encounters at the core, to converse both about co-design and the process of learning to develop a co-design practice. Through an interactive exhibition display of the book the authors hope to engage visitors of the Nordes Conference and deepen discussions and broaden reflections the theme of ‘design and power’.

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