Social Design in Turkey through a Survey of Design Media: Projects, Objectives, Participation Approaches

Selin Gürdere Akdur*, Harun Kaygan

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Abstract

The literature on social design consists of studies that report on single cases on the one hand and global reviews that are offered for theoretical purposes on the other. There is a lack of local reviews that report on social design practices that stem from peculiar political, economic, design professional and educational contexts. In response to this gap, we provide a review of 27 social design practices in Turkey from the last decade. The projects are compiled in accordance with social design criteria derived from the literature. Sampled projects were analysed via textual analysis of their representations on design media. In our findings, we demonstrate the ways in which local context shapes local social design practices. We also outline a framework for the discussion of prominent issues, range of actors, objectives, and participatory approaches.

Original languageEnglish
JournalDesign Journal
Volume22
Issue number1
Pages (from-to)51-71
ISSN1460-6925
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2019
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • co-design
  • design activism
  • design for social innovation
  • participatory design
  • social design

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