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Article: Knowledge Exchange and Participatory Practice in Architecture

TitleKnowledge Exchange and Participatory Practice in Architecture
Authors
KeywordsKnowledge Exchange
Participatory Design
Professional Practice
Design Dialectic
Hong Kong
Issue Date2015
PublisherCommon Ground Publishing. The Journal's web site is located at http://ijgs.cgpublisher.com/
Citation
The International Journal of Design in Society , 2015, v. 9 n. 3, p. 17-25 How to Cite?
AbstractThe practice of architecture is evolving as contemporary societies become more heterogeneous. Architecture is no longer limited to being an exercise in the manipulation of form and the realization of function; instead, it is taking up an increasingly significant place in the resolution of real-world conflicts and problems. In fact, the practice of participatory design is becoming the core of city and community design via a process that emphasizes community involvement and public engagement. This paper shows how this participatory practice generates a new “design dialectic” across professions, and how it can serve as a platform where the community can voice their design aspirations. It evaluates two case studies in Hong Kong, where the establishment of a design and research unit dedicated to interdisciplinary practice evolves into a complex entity capable of responding acutely to community needs. The integration between design professionals, seasoned educators, government departments, and community organizations enables an emerging paradigm in knowledge exchange. This participatory mechanism has the potential to challenge traditional top-down design practices and prompt change in existing institutional frameworks. The paper posits that the adoption of this approach empowers the design and research unit to become a breeding ground of constructive “design dialectic” that promotes the interaction between institution and community and the resolution of social challenges.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/211661
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2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 0.115

 

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dc.contributor.authorKee, TYC-
dc.date.accessioned2015-07-21T02:06:57Z-
dc.date.available2015-07-21T02:06:57Z-
dc.date.issued2015-
dc.identifier.citationThe International Journal of Design in Society , 2015, v. 9 n. 3, p. 17-25-
dc.identifier.issn2325-1328-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/211661-
dc.description.abstractThe practice of architecture is evolving as contemporary societies become more heterogeneous. Architecture is no longer limited to being an exercise in the manipulation of form and the realization of function; instead, it is taking up an increasingly significant place in the resolution of real-world conflicts and problems. In fact, the practice of participatory design is becoming the core of city and community design via a process that emphasizes community involvement and public engagement. This paper shows how this participatory practice generates a new “design dialectic” across professions, and how it can serve as a platform where the community can voice their design aspirations. It evaluates two case studies in Hong Kong, where the establishment of a design and research unit dedicated to interdisciplinary practice evolves into a complex entity capable of responding acutely to community needs. The integration between design professionals, seasoned educators, government departments, and community organizations enables an emerging paradigm in knowledge exchange. This participatory mechanism has the potential to challenge traditional top-down design practices and prompt change in existing institutional frameworks. The paper posits that the adoption of this approach empowers the design and research unit to become a breeding ground of constructive “design dialectic” that promotes the interaction between institution and community and the resolution of social challenges.-
dc.languageeng-
dc.publisherCommon Ground Publishing. The Journal's web site is located at http://ijgs.cgpublisher.com/-
dc.relation.ispartofThe International Journal of Design in Society -
dc.rightsThe International Journal of Design in Society . Copyright © Common Ground Publishing.-
dc.rightsNOTICE: Readers must contact Common Ground for permission to reproduce.-
dc.subjectKnowledge Exchange-
dc.subjectParticipatory Design-
dc.subjectProfessional Practice-
dc.subjectDesign Dialectic-
dc.subjectHong Kong-
dc.titleKnowledge Exchange and Participatory Practice in Architecture-
dc.typeArticle-
dc.identifier.emailKee, TYC: tyckee@hku.hk-
dc.identifier.authorityKee, TYC=rp01610-
dc.identifier.hkuros245095-
dc.identifier.volume9-
dc.identifier.issue3-
dc.identifier.spage17-
dc.identifier.epage25-
dc.publisher.placeUnited States-

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