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An Engagement: Towards Participatory Design in Aotearoa

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posted on 08.09.2021, 21:01 by Evans, Rosie

This research proposes that if executed sensitively, inclusive participatory design may empower and connect people, improve the quality of the built environment, and contribute to societal sustainability.

However, in Aotearoa New Zealand parts of the field of participatory design remain underdeveloped. New ways of designing are needed, that are genuinely inclusive of the public, and rooted in partnership with Māori. This thesis integrates existing knowledge, original input from indigenous and public architecture professionals, and insights gained from design explorations. It aims to unpack some of the key dynamics in participatory processes in Aotearoa New Zealand. These insights are then used to propose elements of an integrated framework, alongside seven actions toward decolonising participatory design, that could help shape future design thinking and contribute to societal sustainability. The findings demonstrate the potential to empower communities through genuinely inclusive participation, and the production of distinctive, meaningful public places.

History

Advisor 1

Petrovic, Emina

Advisor 2

Leah, Adele

Copyright Date

08/09/2021

Date of Award

08/09/2021

Publisher

Victoria University of Wellington - Te Herenga Waka

Rights License

CC BY-NC 4.0

Degree Discipline

Architecture

Degree Grantor

Victoria University of Wellington - Te Herenga Waka

Degree Level

Masters

Degree Name

Master of Architecture (Professional)

ANZSRC Type Of Activity code

2 STRATEGIC BASIC RESEARCH

Victoria University of Wellington Item Type

Awarded Research Masters Thesis

Language

en_NZ

Victoria University of Wellington School

Wellington School of Architecture