Project Findings and Website Launch

Between May and June 2021, the ‘Designing Distributed Community Participation’ (DDCP) project facilitated a series of knowledge exchange workshops with design, public health, and community engagement professionals from the public and third sector and academia. This newly assembly community of practice explored distributed participation through the lenses of practice, process and partnerships; collectively identifying common themes, challenges and characteristics of participation across our work; sharing adapted approaches, key learning and practical skills; as well as prototyping what the future legacies are for practice as we incrementally transition back into in-person contexts post-pandemic.

The DDCP team are delighted to launch the project website this week to share key findings, which include new and emergent approaches to participation and practical recommendations and strategies for engagement. Also available to download from the website is the project report.

This project was supported by The Glasgow School of Art and the Research Development Fund. Special thanks goes to each of the project contributors: Mark Charters, Rickie McNeill, Ian Elder, Florence Dioka, Tara French, Chris Jamieson, Mafalda Moreaud, Heather Hamilton, Ruth Kerracher, Kevin Lafferty, Digger Nutter, Francesca Vaghi, Gail Lumsden, Abigail Blunt, Andrew Paterson, MoniqueCampbell, India Roche, Cat Tabbner and Georgina Charlton.

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