EXTRACT FROM OWN ENGAGEMENTS IN PARTICIPATORY DESIGN (SINCE 2015)
PARTICIPATORY DESIGN IN FRANKFURT, GERMANY
In 2015, I started the intercultural project «Our Art & Design Workshop», at the time of the biggest refugee debate in Germany. The idea was to create a cultural exchange through a common field of interest - the design.
First of all it was a networking process with institutions and charity organizations located in Frankfurt am Main such as, Frankfurt Hilft, Academic Experience Worldwide e.V. (AE Worldwide) and the SOCIAL IMPACT LAB Frankfurt.
Photos Credit: Participate In Design, Mui Ping (fig. 2,3 vom below) ; Academic Experience Worldwide, Hosam Katan (fig. 3, 4 from above); the rest are own photographies
PARTICIPATORY DESIGN IN SINGAPORE
«We are a community-centric design, planning and educational practice that helps neighborhoods and public institutions design with people and not just for people» (P!D).
This was exactly the reason why I have decided to actively support Partcipate In Design (P!D) next to my work in Singapores´s Neighborhood Planning and the project Pedestrian Comfort. Their Renewal Programs in Singapore´s Public Housing Estates, brought me closer to the local conditions. Above all, I appreciate the careful work of P!D, their future-oriented, user-oriented approach and transdisciplinary work, which also enables me to actively participate from Germany.