Super Session: What is co-creation and why would I want to do it?


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  • AIA CEU: 1. 0 LU


Creativity, curiosity, imagination, discovery – our visions of learning emerge from our combined knowledge, our accumulated wisdom and our collaborative experiences. Understanding the world around us comes not just from historical precedent, but also from our processes of co-creation. Join us at LearningScapes 2019 as we discover how ‘Co-Creation’ runs through the planning, design, construction, teaching pedagogies and operations of our learning environments across the world.”

What are some of the game changing advantages of co-creation in school design?  How can collaboration among key institutions and stakeholders provide more powerful and sustainable learning environments, while at the same time saving boatloads of money for the taxpayers who have to foot the bill?   What does it look like when school boards join forces with city councils and county commissions to co-create educational and community services – all at the same time? Join us for a lively dialogue about key policies and practices, along with exciting examples of how some creative city and school leaders are already making it happen.

Learning Objectives

OBJ#1  Define and outline two advantages of community co-design: How the combination of education with other cultural and recreational community programs can be both more economical and more effective for whole child teaching and learning.

OBJ#2  How a diverse group of community stakeholders can be authentically engaged in the co-design process in a way that adds value to the final product.Case studies of co-designed projects that include educational, cultural, educational, and sometimes even affordable housing, all on a single site.

OBJ#3  Demonstrate the value of working pro-actively and authentically with the community in the planning and design of educational facilities, along with some of the costs of not engaging stakeholders early in the process.

OBJ#4  Articulate five research based principles of authentic community engagement and demonstrate how these principles can be applied.

Jess Rimington, Researcher, Stanford University Global Project Center

Steven Bingler, REFP, Principal In Charge, Concordia LLC

Jeffrey Vincent, Researcher, Center for Cities and Schools; University of California, Berkeley