How can children have more substantial impact on urban development? The project and focuses on three questions:
The project is a pilot study where a group och children, teachers and planners will be engaged in two phases: 1) “Participatory action”, where children, led by researchrs and teachers and as part of the school work, are testing tools and methods (e.g. Minecraft) for co-creating of urban space. 2) Knowledge production, where children, teachers and planners evaluate the tools and where the research questions are answered. The project intends in this way to contribute to the implementation by colluding the generate solutions of how children’s participation in urban delevopment may be turned into an ordinary process in which primary schools and planning departments interact.
MariAnne Karlsson, Design and Human Factors, Chalmers University of Technology.
Participating researchers from CFK:
Barbro Johansson, associate professor of ethnology
Sandra Hillén, PhD, ethnology
Funded by Formas 2014-2016