This innovative book provides a critical analysis of diverse experiences of Co-creation in neighbourhood settings across the Global North and Global South.
A unique collection of international researchers, artists and activists explore how creative, arts-based methods of community engagement can help tackle marginalisation and stigmatisation, whilst empowering communities to effect positive change towards more socially just cities.
Focusing on community collaboration, arts practice, and knowledge sharing, this book proposes various methods of Co-Creation for community engagement and assesses the effectiveness of different practices in highlighting, challenging, and reversing issues that most affect urban cohesion in contemporary cities.
"Provides a provocative examination of co-creation through the lens of agency, collaboration and alternative perspectives.” Aksel Ersoy, Delft University of Technology
Christina Horvath is Reader in French Literature and Politics at the University of Bath.
Juliet Carpenter is Senior Research Fellow at Oxford Brookes University.
Introduction: Conceptualising Co-Creation as a Methodology ~ Christina Horvath and Juliet Carpenter
PART I: Co-Creation in Theory
Co-Creation and the State in a Global Context ~ Sue Brownill and Oscar Natividad Puig
Fostering an Artistic Citizenship: How Co-Creation can Awaken Civil Imagination ~ María José Pantoja Peschard
Global North-South Tensions in International Co-Creation Projects ~ José Luis Gázquez Iglesias
Doing Politics in Uncertain Times: Co-Creation, Agency and the Ontology of the City ~ Niccolò Milanese
Co- Creation and bridging theory-method divides ~ Annaleise Depper and Simone Fullagar
Does space matter? Built Environments and Co-Creation in Mexico City ~ Pamela Ileana Castro Suarez and Hector Quiroz Rothe
Co-Creation, Social Capital and Advocacy: The Case of the Neighbourhood Improvement Programme in Mexico City ~ Karla Valverde Viesca and Dianell Pacheco Gordillo
Part Two: Co-creation in Practice
A Top-down Experiment in Co-Creation in Greater Paris ~ Ségolène Pruvot
Can literary events use Co- Creation to challenge stigmatisation? ~ Christina Horvath
When Co-Creation meets Art for Social Change: The Street Beats Band ~ Juliet Carpenter
Co-Creation and Social Transformation: A Tough Issue for Research ~ Jim Segers
We Can Make: Co-creating Knowledge and Products with Local Communities ~ Martha King, Melissa Mean and Roz Stewart-Hall
Innovative Collaborative Policy Development: Casa Fluminense and Rio’s Public Agenda Challenges ~ Inés Álvarez-Gortari, Vitor Mihessen and Ben Spencer
Working the Hyphens of Artist-academic-stakeholder in Co-Creation: A Hopeful Rendering of a Community Organisation and an Organic Intellectual ~ Bryan C Clift, Maria Sarah da Silva Telles and Itamar Silva
Artist-researcher Collaborations in Co-Creation: Redesigning Favela Tourism around Graffiti ~ Leandro Rodrigues aka Tick and Christina Horvath
Capturing the Impact of Co-Creation: Co-Creating Poetry and Street Art in Iztapalapa ~ Joanne Davies, Eliana Osorio Saez, Andres Sandoval-Hernandez and Christina Horvath
Conclusion: lessons, implications and recommendations ~ Christina Horvath and Juliet Carpenter