In-situ Project (External organisation)

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In-situ Project is a cross-disciplinary research group based in the School of Design. Established in 2015 by Peter Hasdell (E+I SD) with primary collaborator Kuo Jze Yi (E+I SD). In-situ Project uses an action research and participatory design methodology in a social design approach working with direct community engagement in rural contexts. This involves research, research through and by design, co-design methodologies, community engaged realization of projects, sustainable community planning, social enterprise creation, workshop facilitation, training and ¬service learning. Through these In-situ Project’s approach activates local conditions to increase sustainable development in rural communities. This has been implemented in many different village locations in eight provinces of China, HK and in Iraq. In-situ Project research aims are:
A. Exploring how collaborative in-situ approaches can positively impact rural development through social design and real life engagement.
B. Testing how cross-disciplinary dual research methodologies using action research and participatory design approaches are a basis for design agency.
C. Investigating how local resources, capacities and capabilities become tools of social innovation and environmental, social and economic benefit fostering long term sustainable change.
Period2015 → …
Held atIn-situ Project
Degree of RecognitionInternational