WS(12): Walking, recording and collaborative mapping: how can we advance PD methodology by engaging with heritage?

Zuljevic, Mela; van de Weijer, Marijn; Carabelli, Giulia

 

Can we cross disciplinary boundaries by means of a collaborative walking and data collecting methodology? We will test an interactive walking exercise designed to address spatial planning in an inclusive manner. Specifically, we reflect on the possibilities of pluralizing approaches to heritage studies, by looking into how participatory design methodologies could be applied in this field. We will conclude by establishing how this methodology responds to wider concerns of PD and spatial planning.

Discussions about heritage are increasingly crucial to contemporary politics and intersect with wider discussions on identity, inclusion and diversity. The contribution of this workshop to the PDC goals is in outlining a methodology for supporting pluralism in the realm of design and planning, by raising the level of democracy in fields commonly governed by expert viewpoints (e.g. heritage). Through discussion, the wider applicability of the proposed methodology is explored.

This workshop is intended for practitioners and scholars who are interested in walking in an urban environment as a tool for participatory decision making. We invite participants with a background in urban studies, planning, architecture, (multimedia) design and heritage studies.

 

Tuesday 20 August 2018 (morning – half day), Genk

Website: www.uhasselt.be/PDHeritage

Contact: marijn.vandeweijer@uhasselt.be (Marijn van de Weijer)