PEOPLE project’s 2nd Co-Creation Camp
What an exciting week! On 3 and 4 July 2019, social sciences and humanities students, their academic and industry mentors, and PEOPLE team members from Slovenia, United Kingdom, the Netherlands, and Czechia got together to share experiences and learnings at the PEOPLE project’s 2nd Co-Creation Camp. As our 2nd Learning Cycle came to an end, the four teams had been working tirelessly on their industry-relevant case studies. While the case studies were very diverse, the overarching goal of the Learning Cycle was to apply social sciences and humanities methods and people-centred development approaches to real-life challenges in the energy and sustainability industries.
The members of the PEOPLE project met in Ljubljana – the 2nd Co-Creation Camp was hosted and co-organised by the Slovenian PEOPLE project partners: Institute for Innovation and Development of University of Ljubljana (IRI UL), Research Centre of the Slovenian Academy of Sciences and Arts (ZRC SAZU), and industry partner Metronik. The intensive two-day programme included presentations, workshops, and co-creation activities aimed at enhancing our learning process in the PEOPLE higher education – industry – students triangle.
This year’s special guest at the 2nd Co-Creation Camp was Prof Dr Sarah Pink, a world leading design anthropologist and a member of the PEOPLE project’s advisory board. In addition, Joanne Mihelcic, Research Fellow at Monash University in Australia and a sociotechnical analyst who applies interdisciplinary expertise to understanding how people experience the technical, social and material world, took part in the Co-Creation Camp as an external discussant and observer.
Read our short report on the two-day event, which concluded with a symposium Forget about users – start thinking about people!, and check out our photo slideshows HERE.
(All photos by: Tilen Šoštarič)