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.
co-creation contents in Open Design Now:
The roles of the designer, the client (or producer, or manufacturer) and the user are being shaken up in industrial practices that have, until now, been oriented mainly towards mass production. Stappers and his colleagues illustrate the contemporary occurrence of … Continue reading
Renny Ramakers talks about Droog’s latest project Downloadable Design, about making money, designing for the masses, the development of the design profession, and Droog Design’s recent experiments and research in sustainability, local production, co-creation, upcycling and collective revitalization of the … Continue reading
Andrew Katz traces the origins of the problems of copyright legislation and practice when confronted with the natural, human, social mode of creative endeavour. Building on developments in open source software, he outlines how designers could benefit from a similar … Continue reading
Investigating the roots of open design and identifying its resulting technological, economical and societal changes, Atkinson contemplates the vast consequences this development will have for the design profession and the distribution of design. Paul Atkinson The concepts of open design … Continue reading