Urban experiments exhibited: Exploring practice-based design research and agency in urban space

Eva Knutz, Kathrina Dankl

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This article explores the methodological considerations regarding the organization of a site-specific exhibition in urban space and the design research experiments that may be part of such an exhibition. The aim is to encourage design research as ‘exhibition’ and to propose a format that allows theory to enter the exhibition programme for the purpose of aligning exhibition contributions with theoretical contributions. Through the proposed analytical approach, we offer a method and a model to analyse interventions in public space in relation to agency and the participatory agenda for humans and non-humans. The main contribution is an exploration of the specificalities of curating an exhibition in urban space as a distinct practice-based design research project, where programme, research questions and experiments create knowledge on scaling agency in regard to temporality, citizenship and the value of urban space.
TidsskriftArtifact: Journal of Design Practice
Udgave nummer1-2
Sider (fra-til)26.1-26.26
StatusUdgivet - 2022