Update you browser

For the best experience, we recommend you update your browser. Visit our accessibility page for a list of supported browsers. Alternatively, you can continue using your current browser by closing this message.

From interaction to correspondence: understanding everyday life performance to develop codesign as a relational practice.

This research outlines recent practices of co-production in design and architecture with activists from urban peripheries aiming to find possible answers for the following question: how could designers play a role of relational practitioners, rather than only problem-solvers in collaborative processes carried out in spaces of urban metropolises?

Designers are mainly stimulated to create and build, by engaging in projects that have a starting point, a middle, and a result, instead of building an “education of attention” (Ingold 2001) and keeping processes alive in inhabitants hands. In this sense, this research argues for a codesign practice based on correspondence, that is relational and acknowledges the juxtaposition of the existing differences in such environments – including cultural, economic, and political aspects. Therefore, to acquire such attributes, the research places its theoretical background on the relations between anthropology, design, urban studies, and performative urbanism.

Key details

School, Centre or Area