Were ancient community arts not about co-creation? Did farmers co-create by cultivating the commons? Has mass production taken away the mentality to co-create? Did the digital revolution restore the desire for it? Does the restoration of co-creation have the potential to change the world for the better? Do miners co-create, or bankers? Co-creation is a method for people to regain their ability to design their lives, their environments. This book is a testimonial to collaborative approaches: let co-creation expand into as many realms of life as it can.
MAKING A COMPLEX STRUCTURE:
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DON’T TRY THIS ALONE!
‘SWELL’, DESIGN AND PHOTO: ANDREW SCOTT
ALL YOU NEED IS PEOPLE, MARKERS AND… A FLIP CHART!
PHOTO: WAAG SOCIETY
KIDS CO-CREATE ALL THE TIME
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BARCAMP: USER-GENERATED CONFERENCES AKA ‘UNCONFERENCES’
ARTWORK BARCAMP SHANGHAI 2010 @ XINDANWEI, AUTHOR UNKNOWN
XINDANWEI (‘NEW WORKING UNIT’), A FREEHAVEN FOR FREELANCERS
PHOTO: CHEN XU / XINDANWEI
THIS BOOK WAS CO-CREATED FROM THE START ➝ P.320
(UN)LIMITED DESIGN BOOK WORKSHOP AT DMY BERLIN. PHOTO: MATT COTTAM
JSF: CO-CREATION IS NOT ALWAYS LOVE AND PEACE ➝ P.140
U.S. AIR FORCE, PHOTO BY SENIOR AIRMAN JULIANNE SHOWALTER
FOR THOSE WHO THINK CO-CREATION LEADS TO NOTHING ➝ P.164
READ ALL ABOUT TUX, THE PENGUIN: EN.WIKIPEDIA.ORG/WIKI/TUX
CO-CREATING IS LIKE MAKING MUSIC
PHOTO: GERARDO LAZZARI
DID FARMERS CULTIVATING THE COMMONS CO-CREATE?
THOMAS SIDNEY COOPER: ‘IN THE CANTERBURY MEADOWS’