Everybody seems to agree: There should be no more large infrastructural projects, especially in cities, without a proper citizen participation process. Fine. We need to democratize technical decision making. But what does this mean?
In this cycle of PARTIZIPATORIUM, we will explore a simple hypothesis: democratization of technical decision making does not simply require citizens or lay people to become experts. More importantly, it needs professional experts in the private and public sector to become aware of the limits of their own expertise, to open themselves to other forms of sensing, knowing and valuing and ultimately, why not, to be trained differently.
For further information about the PARTIZIPATORIUM series please check the series website.
Thanks for your interest.
Prof. Dr. Ignacio Farías & Dr. Tomás S. Criado
Professur für Partizipative Technikgestaltung