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Situated Encounters with Socially Engaged Art in Community-Based Design

Lookup NU author(s): Rachel Clarke, Dr Jo Briggs, Professor Ann Light, Emeritus Professor Pete Wright



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With the increased relevance of digital technologies in civil life comes the challenge of how to design research for citizen engagement. Drawing from three reflexive case studies presenting socially engaged arts (SEA) projects, we describe how, as artists, collaborators and researchers, we engaged in socially inclusive community-based projects. We argue that our roles required us to be both flexible and to adopt critical openness in practices of collaborative social facilitation. We conclude with insights to inform community-based research and enable nurturing and inclusive engagement in research design for the exploration of near-future digital technologies.

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Author(s): Clarke R, Briggs J, Light A, Wright P

Publication type: Conference Proceedings (inc. Abstract)

Publication status: Published

Conference Name: 2016 ACM Conference on Designing Interactive Systems DIS 2016

Year of Conference: 2016

Pages: 521-532

Print publication date: 01/01/2016

Online publication date: 04/06/2016

Acceptance date: 02/04/2016

Date deposited: 09/06/2017

ISSN: 9781450340311

Publisher: ACM


DOI: 10.1145/2901790.2901882