Ontwerp voor debat: De rol van vernaculair ontwerp voor stadsontwikkeling | Amsterdam University Press Journals Online
Volume 27, Issue 1
  • ISSN: 0779-7397
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Recent debates about urban development are dominated by the desire, expressed by individual residents and citizen movements alike, to weigh in on the policymaking – and not only in election periods. This challenges both governments and citizen movements to come up with ways to give a voice to this greater diversity of people and groups. Using the intervention De Eendagspartij (The One-day Party), Niek Kosten and Liesbeth Huybrechts explored how designers can help make room for a bigger variety of voices in the debate about and in the city. In particular, the authors explored the use of a certain design that takes as its starting point the daily lives of political parties, resident groups and people in the city in general, and the way they graphically express themselves on certain themes. They labeled this ‘vernacular design’.


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  • Article Type: Research Article
Keyword(s): democracy; democratie; participatie; participation; vernaculair ontwerp; vernacular design
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