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How We Can Code Democracy Into the Design Process

How We Can Code Democracy Into the Design Process
How We Can Code Democracy Into the Design Process, A scheme to paint a whole favela in Rio de Janeiro, successfully funded via Kickstarter in October. Image Courtesy of Favela Painting’s Kickstarter Page
A scheme to paint a whole favela in Rio de Janeiro, successfully funded via Kickstarter in October. Image Courtesy of Favela Painting’s Kickstarter Page

In this interview with Grasp Magazine Tim Brown, the CEO of IDEO, explains his belief that in order to develop solutions to the complex problems found in cities, the only successful approach is from the bottom-up. In order to make this possible, he says, we need to democratize the design process by encouraging and empowering more people to engage in design, by operating with 'codes' rather than 'blueprints' which invite further contribution. Platforms like Kickstarter are one way that this process is already in motion. You can read the full article here.

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Cite: Rory Stott. "How We Can Code Democracy Into the Design Process" 02 Jan 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/463345/how-we-can-code-democracy-into-the-design-process/> ISSN 0719-8884