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What is co-design and co-production (by Kelly Ann McKercher)

Kelly Ann McKercher, who works in Australia as Beyond Sticky Notes, has put together this BRILLIANT overview of what co-production and co-design are.  We can’t recommend it highly enough. It’s got helpful diagrams and downloadable posters, and a lot of wisdom – it talks about power, relationships, and curiosity, as well as a scale of approaches from transactional to transformational (look below for a snippet), and plenty more. Covers all aspects. Honestly we love it […]

Considering power relationships in co-design

Alysha Baratta writes on the InWithForward blog, about the balance of power in a co-design process: https://inwithforward.com/2019/07/panacea-for-power Power isn’t some quantifiable unit that can be split 50/50. First, our positionality means we wield power in ways beyond our control. As a trained human geographer, I think about how my fixed or culturally ascribed attributes (race, class, gender) situate me in the world and next to people I co-design with. I also think about life experiences […]