Infrastructuring in PD: What Does Infrastructuring Look Like? When Does It Look Like That?

Helena Karasti, Andrea Botero, Karen Baker, Hanne Cecilie Geirbro, Sanna-Maria Marttila, Elena Parmiggiani, Joanna Saad-Sulonen

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We invite the PD community to take stock of empirical insights and conceptual developments around the notions of infrastructure and infrastructuring. We propose that by leveraging the original relational nature of these concepts, we can revitalize the political soul of PD and better characterize the politics of participation in digitalization phenomena and processes ongoing in all walks of life. With a hands-on approach we will collectively and critically map, disentangle assumptions, identify blind spots and outline new research opportunities charting the possibilities and limitations of an infrastructuring approach in PD at large.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 15th Participatory Design Conference: Short Papers, Situated Actions, Workshops and Tutorial
Place of PublicationNew York: ACM
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery
Publication date2018
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-4503-5574-2
Publication statusPublished - 2018
EventParticipatory Design Conference 2018: Participatory Design, Politics and Democracy - Hasselt, Belgium
Duration: 20 Aug 201824 Aug 2018
Conference number: 15


ConferenceParticipatory Design Conference 2018
Internet address
SeriesProceedings of the Participatory Design Conference


  • Infrastructuring
  • Politics
  • Relational


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