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Vervoort, J. M., Smeenk, T., Zamuruieva, I., Re, L. L., Veldhoven, M. v., Rutting, L., . . . Mangnus, A. C. (2024). 9 Dimensions for evaluating how art and creative practice stimulate societal transformations. Ecology and Society, 29(1), Article ID 29.
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2024 (English)In: Ecology and Society, E-ISSN 1708-3087, Vol. 29, no 1, article id 29Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

There is an urgent need to engage with deep leverage points in sustainability transformations-fundamental myths, paradigms, and systems of meaning making-to open new collective horizons for action. Art and creative practice are uniquely suited to help facilitate change in these deeper transformational leverage points. However, understandings of how creative practices contribute to sustainability transformations are lacking in practice and fragmented across theory and research. This lack of understanding shapes how creative practices are evaluated and therefore funded and supported, limiting their potential for transformative impact. This paper presents the 9 Dimensions tool, created to support reflective and evaluative dialogues about links between creative practice and sustainability transformations. It was developed in a transdisciplinary process between the potential users of this tool: researchers, creative practitioners, policy makers, and funders. It also brings disciplinary perspectives on societal change from evaluation theory, sociology, anthropology, psychology, and more in connection with each other and with sustainability transformations, opening new possibilities for research. The framework consists of three categories of change, and nine dimensions: changing meanings (embodying, learning, and imagining); changing connections (caring, organizing, and inspiring); and changing power (co-creating, empowering, and subverting). We describe how the 9 Dimensions tool was developed, and describe each dimension and the structure of the tool. We report on an application of the 9 Dimensions tool to 20 creative practice projects across the European project Creative Practices for Transformational Futures (CreaTures). We discuss user reflections on the potential and challenges of the tool, and discuss insights gained from the analysis of the 20 projects. Finally, we discuss how the 9 Dimensions can effectively act as a transdisciplinary research agenda bringing creative practice further in contact with transformation research.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Resilience Alliance, 2024
Keywords
art, creative practice, evaluation, transdisciplinarity, transformation
National Category
Design
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mau:diva-67300 (URN)10.5751/ES-14739-290129 (DOI)001190783700001 ()2-s2.0-85188510006 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2024-05-20 Created: 2024-05-20 Last updated: 2024-07-04Bibliographically approved
Roscam Abbing, R. & Light, A. (2024). Make Friends Not Art: Mapping Law, Power and Participation in Designing an Online Platform during documenta fifteen. In: Proceedings of the Participatory Design Conference: . Paper presented at Participatory Design Conference ’24, August 11–16, 2024, Sibu, Malaysia. New York: ACM Digital Library
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2024 (English)In: Proceedings of the Participatory Design Conference, New York: ACM Digital Library, 2024Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

This paper follows the development of a participatory platform as part of an arts exhibition involving 53 arts collectives, predominantly from the Global South. While the platform was global in scope and designed with worldwide participation from intended users, this participation was impacted in significant ways by the local European laws that the exhibition makers had to abide by. We describe how the socio-legal elements constrained participation and the development of the platform’s features. We reflect on the impact of different actors, the power imbalances involved in the design project and the disappointing outcome - a platform with no obvious users. In doing so, we visit key moments in its production and explore the context for what it can teach us about managing the broader impacts of globalised legal norms on cultural producers and radical arts practice. We use actor-networks to show the play of colonialism and capitalism.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
New York: ACM Digital Library, 2024
Keywords
legal frameworks, institutional constraints, participatory design, lumbung, free and open source software, documenta fifteen
National Category
Human Computer Interaction Design
Research subject
Interaktionsdesign
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mau:diva-69765 (URN)10.1145/3666094.3666107 (DOI)979-8-4007-0808-4 (ISBN)
Conference
Participatory Design Conference ’24, August 11–16, 2024, Sibu, Malaysia
Available from: 2024-07-04 Created: 2024-07-04 Last updated: 2024-07-08Bibliographically approved
Light, A. (2023). In Dialogue with the More-than-Human: Affective Prefiguration in Encounters with Others. interactions, 30(4), 24-27
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2023 (English)In: interactions, ISSN 1072-5520, E-ISSN 1558-3449, Vol. 30, no 4, p. 24-27Article in journal, Editorial material (Other academic) Published
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), 2023
National Category
Human Computer Interaction
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mau:diva-63783 (URN)10.1145/3599956 (DOI)
Available from: 2023-11-20 Created: 2023-11-20 Last updated: 2023-11-20Bibliographically approved
Yoo, D., Bekker, T., Dalsgaard, P., Eriksson, E., Fougt Skov, S., Frauenberger, C., . . . Wiberg, M. (2023). More-Than-Human Perspectives and Values in Human-Computer Interaction. In: Albrecht Schmidt; Kaisa Väänänen; Tesh Goyal; Per Ola Kristensson; Anicia Peters, ACM Digital Library (Ed.), CHI EA '23: Extended Abstracts of the 2023 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems. Paper presented at HI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI EA ’23) (pp. 1-3). Paper presented at HI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI EA ’23). New York, NY, USA: Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), Article ID 516.
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2023 (English)In: CHI EA '23: Extended Abstracts of the 2023 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems / [ed] Albrecht Schmidt; Kaisa Väänänen; Tesh Goyal; Per Ola Kristensson; Anicia Peters, ACM Digital Library, New York, NY, USA: Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), 2023, p. 1-3, article id 516Chapter in book (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

In this special interest group (SIG) we invite researchers, practitioners, and educators to share their perspectives and experiences on the expansion of human-centred perspective to more-than-human design orientation in human-computer interaction (HCI). This design for and with more-than-human perspectives and values cover a range of fields and topics, and comes with unique design opportunities and challenges. In this SIG, we propose a forum for exchange of concrete experiences and a range of perspectives, and to facilitate reflective discussions and the identification of possible future paths.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
New York, NY, USA: Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), 2023
Keywords
more-than-human, HCI, interaction design, human-centred design
National Category
Human Computer Interaction
Research subject
Interaktionsdesign
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mau:diva-61482 (URN)10.1145/3544549.3583174 (DOI)2-s2.0-85158088559 (Scopus ID)978-1-4503-9422-2 (ISBN)
Conference
HI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI EA ’23)
Available from: 2023-06-28 Created: 2023-06-28 Last updated: 2024-04-04Bibliographically approved
Seravalli, A., Light, A. & Emilson, A. (2023). The co-design template. Bauhaus of the Sea Sails
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2023 (English)Report (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

This document is a guide for the development of local co-design activities, produced within the project Bauhaus of the Seas Sails (Project ID: 101079995). It aims to provide indications and support for howto conduct codesign locally, addressing the important aspects to consider and questions to reflectabout. It starts by identifying and defining four core principles for the development of thedemonstrators (sustainable, inclusive, aesthetic, and locally grounded) and then introduces how co -design engages with these four principles. It overviews the different actors involved and a generaltimeline for the co-design process. Further, it provides specific suggestions on how to develop thecodesign practice locally and with relevance to the area in which you are introducing it.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Bauhaus of the Sea Sails, 2023. p. 38
Keywords
co-design; more-than-human; NEB principles; sustainable; aesthetic; inclusive
National Category
Design
Research subject
Interaktionsdesign
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mau:diva-64935 (URN)
Projects
Bauhaus of the Sea Sails
Available from: 2024-01-12 Created: 2024-01-12 Last updated: 2024-01-17Bibliographically approved
Light, A., Gray, C. M., Lindström, K., Forlano, L., Lockton, D. & Speed, C. (2022). Designing transformative futures. In: : . Paper presented at DRS2022 July 25- July 23, Bilbao, Spain. Bilbao: Design Research Society
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2022 (English)Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

What makes the design of futures sufficiently transformative? Worldwide, people are aware of the need to change and keep changing to address eco-social challenges and their fall-out in an age of crises and transitions in climate, biodiversity, and health. Calls for climate justice and the development of eco-social sensibilities speak to the need for dynamic and provisional engagements. Such concerns raise age-old issues of inequality and colonialist destruction. Our designs carry the imprint of this current politics, wittingly or unwittingly, into worlds to come. This conversa- tion asked how might we respond fluidly to coming uncertainties, questioning our own practices to sow the seeds of more radical transformation, while recognizing the structural forces that can limit or temper opportunities for design activism. It was or- ganized in three quadrant exercises, which we also reflect upon.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Bilbao: Design Research Society, 2022
National Category
Design
Research subject
Interaktionsdesign
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mau:diva-56591 (URN)10.21606/drs.2022.896 (DOI)978-1-91229-457-2 (ISBN)
Conference
DRS2022 July 25- July 23, Bilbao, Spain
Funder
Swedish Research Council Formas, 2019-01996
Available from: 2022-12-12 Created: 2022-12-12 Last updated: 2023-09-07Bibliographically approved
Light, A. (2022). Ecologies of subversion. interactions, 29(1), 34-38
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2022 (English)In: interactions, ISSN 1072-5520, E-ISSN 1558-3449, Vol. 29, no 1, p. 34-38Article in journal (Other academic) Published
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
ACM Digital Library, 2022
National Category
Social Sciences Interdisciplinary
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mau:diva-51845 (URN)10.1145/3501301 (DOI)2-s2.0-85122687653 (Scopus ID)
Funder
European Commission, 870759
Available from: 2022-05-31 Created: 2022-05-31 Last updated: 2024-02-05Bibliographically approved
Lampinen, A., Light, A., Rossitto, C., Fedosov, A., Bassetti, C., Bernat, A., . . . Avram, G. (2022). Processes of Proliferation. Proceedings of the ACM on Human-Computer Interaction, 6(GROUP), 1-22, Article ID 41.
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2022 (English)In: Proceedings of the ACM on Human-Computer Interaction, E-ISSN 2573-0142, Vol. 6, no GROUP, p. 1-22, article id 41Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

While scalability and growth are key concerns for mainstream, venture-backed digital platforms, local and location-oriented collaborative economies are diverse in their approaches to evolving and achieving social change. Their aims and tactics differ when it comes to broadening their activities across contexts, spreading their concept, or seeking to make a bigger impact by promoting co-operation. This paper draws on three pairs of European, community-centred initiatives which reveal alternative views on scale, growth, and impact. We argue thatproliferation -- a concept that emphasises how something gets started and then travels in perhaps unexpected ways -- offers an alternative toscaling, which we understand as the use of digital networks in a monocultural way to capture an ever-growing number of participants. Considering proliferation is, thus, a way to reorient and enrich discussions on impact, ambitions, modes of organising, and the use of collaborative technologies. In illustrating how these aspects relate inprocesses of proliferation, we offer CSCW an alternative vision of technology use and development that can help us make sense of the impact of sharing and collaborative economies, and design socio-technical infrastructures to support their flourishing.  

 

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), 2022
National Category
Human Computer Interaction
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mau:diva-51881 (URN)10.1145/3492860 (DOI)
Funder
Swedish Research Council, 2017-05382_3European Commission, 687922
Available from: 2022-06-01 Created: 2022-06-01 Last updated: 2022-06-01Bibliographically approved
Huybrechts, L., Zuljevic, M., Devisch, O., Tassinari, V., Seravalli, A., Light, A., . . . Declerck, J. (2022). Reworlding: Participatory Design Capabilities to Tackle Socio-Environmental Challenges. In: PDC '22: Proceedings of the Participatory Design Conference 2022 - Volume 2: . Paper presented at PDC 2022: Participatory Design Conference 2022, Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom, 19 August 2022- 1 September 2022 (pp. 173-178). ACM Digital Library
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2022 (English)In: PDC '22: Proceedings of the Participatory Design Conference 2022 - Volume 2, ACM Digital Library, 2022, p. 173-178Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Rising societal polarisations around health and climate crises have brought more attention to the close relations between social and environmental challenges. These polarisations triggered an interest in the participatory design (PD) field in developing approaches that enhance connections between diverse actors operating across societal and environmental sectors. However, the capabilities needed for these approaches have not been sufficiently articulated in PD research and education. To fill in this gap, we define ‘reworlding’ as an operation of self-critique within PD that engages with capabilities needed to reveal and articulate radical interdependencies between humans and more-than-humans, across social and environmental worlds, and within situated contexts. We propose both the redefinition of the design capabilities needed for (re)connecting these worlds (retracing, reconnecting, reimagining and reinstitutioning), as well as a reconsideration of learning environments where these capabilities can be tested and enhanced.  

 

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
ACM Digital Library, 2022
National Category
Design
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mau:diva-56288 (URN)10.1145/3537797.3537870 (DOI)2-s2.0-85137156846 (Scopus ID)978-1-4503-9681-3 (ISBN)
Conference
PDC 2022: Participatory Design Conference 2022, Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom, 19 August 2022- 1 September 2022
Available from: 2022-11-29 Created: 2022-11-29 Last updated: 2024-02-05Bibliographically approved
Larsen-Ledet, I., Light, A., Lampinen, A., Saad-Sulonen, J., Berns, K., Khojasteh, N. & Rossitto, C. (2022). (Un) scaling computing. interactions, 29(5), 72-77
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2022 (English)In: interactions, ISSN 1072-5520, E-ISSN 1558-3449, Vol. 29, no 5, p. 72-77Article in journal (Other academic) Published
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
ACM Digital Library, 2022
National Category
Human Computer Interaction
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mau:diva-56279 (URN)10.1145/3554926 (DOI)
Available from: 2022-11-29 Created: 2022-11-29 Last updated: 2022-11-29Bibliographically approved
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