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Re-Making Places: HCI, 'Community Building' and Change

Lookup NU author(s): Dr Clara Crivellaro, Dr Vasilis Vlachokyriakos, Dr Robert Comber, Bettina Nissen, Emeritus Professor Pete Wright



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We present insights from an extended engagement and de-sign intervention at an urban regeneration site in SE Lon-don. We describe the process of designing a walking trail and system for recording and playing back place-specific stories for those living and working on the housing estate, and show how this is set within a wider context of urban renewal, social/affordable housing and “community build-ing”. Like prior work, the research reveals the frictions that arise in participatory engagements with heterogeneous actors. Here we illustrate how material interventions can re-arrange existing spatial configurations, making productive the plurality of accounts intrinsic in community life. Through this, we provide an orientation to HCI and design interventions that are concerned with civic engagement and participation in processes of making places.

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Author(s): Crivellaro C, Taylor A, Vlachokyriakos V, Comber R, Nissen B, Wright P

Publication type: Conference Proceedings (inc. Abstract)

Publication status: Published

Conference Name: ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems 2016

Year of Conference: 2016

Pages: 2958-2969

Online publication date: 07/05/2016

Acceptance date: 04/03/2016

Date deposited: 26/08/2016

Publisher: ACM Press


DOI: 10.1145/2858036.2858332

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ISBN: 9781450333627