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2020-03-09 [ ]

Workshop “Open Participatory Design and Digital Tools for Inclusive & Resilient Development”

The Centre for Urban and Regional Studies from the Vienna University of Technology (SRF, TU Wien, Austria), together with the Faculty of Architecture and Design from the Universidad de Los Andes (Bogota, Colombia), are pleased to invite you to participate at the workshop: 

Open Participatory Design and Digital Tools for Inclusive & Resilient Development

The workshop is going to take place in Manizales, Colombia, on the 15th June 2020, during the 16th Biennial Participatory Design Conference (PDC).

This workshop explores how open participatory design processes and digital tools can be effectively used for making local and urban development more inclusive and resilient.

During a one-day event, participants will be invited to reflect on the impacts of global socio-ecological dynamics in local contexts. Specially, on how open participatory design processes, as Urban Living Labs, can encourage and support bottom-up participation and community agency, contributing to envisioning, designing and implementing more sustainable and resilient urban development processes. Further, the participants will be invited to discuss the role that digital tools can play when applied to inclusive development and capacity building in community-based contexts.

The workshop’s dynamic is based on co-creation methods, which will encourage participants to collaboratively write their ideas as structured abstracts, with the aim of turning them into publishable material for an international publication on Resilient Development and Digital Transformations.

The deadline for expressions of interest is the 31st of March 2020.


For more information on the workshop, the call and the organizers, please visit:

or email:

Santiago Sanchez Guzman (TU Wien): santiago.guzman(at)

Leonardo Parra Agudelo (Universidad de los Andes): leonardo.parra(at)


We are looking forward hearing from you!