WS(4): Participatory School Design for Participatory Democracy

Sean M.Z. Anderson; Michae McCabe

Tuesday 21 August 2018
morning – half day
LUCA School of Arts, Campus C-mine 5, Genk

This workshop has three goals: to produce a “design essentials” document for a new school in deliberative collaboration with the participants of the workshop; for participants to learn the discrete needs and processes of school design, and how PD engages and amplifies the best practices of democratic school design; and how we as school designers might refine and revise our methodology in preparation for our first full-school design with youth.

We know that schools are a key site for the continual re-creation of our social forms and structures. It follows, then, that all of us who value a more democratic politics must make the democratization of schools a primary strategy in bringing these values to life. This workshop proposes that Participatory School Design is a critical methodology to do the work of democratization of schools, which ultimately will contribute to the work of democratizing our politics

We welcome all interested participants who are willing to collaborate, deliberate, dialogue, and design with us. Youth, adults, learners, educators, researchers — any and all who are stakeholders in secondary education and design for democracy!



Contact: (Sean Anderson)