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Exploring pitfalls of participation and ways towards just practices through a participatory design process in Kisumu, Kenya


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Title: Exploring pitfalls of participation and ways towards just practices through a participatory design process in Kisumu, Kenya
Authors: Kraff, Helena
Issue Date: 12-Apr-2018
University: Göteborgs universitet. Konstnärliga fakulteten
University of Gothenburg. Faculty of Fine, Applied and Performing Arts
Institution: HDK - School of Design and Crafts ; HDK - Högskolan för design och konsthantverk
Date of Defence: 2018-05-04
Disputation: Fredagen den 4 maj 2018, kl. 13.00, Konstbiblioteket, Kristinelundsgatan 6-8
Degree: Doctor of Philosophy
Publication type: Doctoral thesis
Series/Report no.: ArtMonitor
66
Keywords: Participation
participatory design
participatory research
pitfalls
just participation
Kenya
Abstract: It is my belief that participatory processes can lead to positive transformations for the people involved. However, I do at the same time recognize that participation is inherently ambiguous and complex, and that this makes it vulnerable to unjust practices. It is this view of participation that led me to a focus on challenges that can emerge in participatory processes, or as they will be referred to in this thesis: pitfalls. The purpose is to explore pitfalls of participation, especially rega... more
ISBN: 978-91-982421-7-1 (printed version)
978-91-982421-8-8 (digital version)
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2077/56078
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