Panel, Diversity in PD

Thursday 23nd of August
15:30 – 16:30
Hasselt University, in the Old Prison

“Inclusivity in Participatory Design starts with our Conference – or Does it?”

One aim of the Participatory Design community and its conference is to be as inclusive as possible, and to increase the diversity of voices (from different parts of the world, or with new perspectives on participation) that build our field. Different strategies have been experimented to pursue this vision such as the practitioners / industry track, exhibition track, community challenges, the David Hakken scholarship, etc. Given the fact that diversity and inclusion can still be handled better and improved, in this panel we will discuss how we can continue to work on these issues in the future.

Organizers (the Diversity workforce in PDC): Linda Tonolli (University of Trento), Giacomo Poderi (IT University of Copenhagen), Vaaili Vlachokyriakos, Erik Grönvall (IT Univeristy of Copenhagen), Rachel Luck, Ann Light (University of Sussex) and Andrea Botero (Oulu university)