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2020-05-12 [ ]

Online Digital 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 Online workshop: 

Open Participatory Design and Digital Tools for Inclusive & Resilient Development

The online workshop is going to take place via digital platform, on the 15th June 2020, during the 16th Biennial Participatory Design Conference (PDC).

This online virtual workshop explores how open participatory design processes and digital tools can be effectively used for making local and urban development more inclusive and resilient in an emerging post-pandemic world.

During three sessions, on a one-day event, participants from different places around the globe are invited to explore remote collaboration through a digital platform to reflect on the impacts in terms of vulnerability and quality of life in local contexts of global socio-ecological dynamics through, for instance,  climate change or epidemic events as the ongoing Covid-19’s Pandemic. 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, given uncertain conditions. Further, we will discuss the role that digital platforms and tools can play when applied to inclusive development and capacity building in community-based contexts, whilst considering limitations of human contact.

The Workshop’s dynamic is based on virtual co-creation methods that will encourage participants to collaboratively write their ideas together, for structuring a peer-reviewed academic book to be published via open access sources, as for instance by the Vienna University of Technology Academic Press. The scientific publication will be edited by the workshop’s organizers on resilient development and digital transformations in times of fast changing conditions.

The deadline for expressions of interest is the 25th of May 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)