Collaboratory

Collaboratory Podcast explores co-creativity in action. Hosted by Dr Maya Haviland and Nicole Deen, the podcast draws on the experience of a range of practitioners to deepen and sustain our understanding of collaboration and co-creativity across cultures, communities and organisations.

The first episodes of Collaboratory launch on September 7th 2022, look for it on Apple Podcasts, Google and Spotify or check out the trailer below.

For more info on the pod get in touch via collaboratorypodcast@gmail.com

Building Trusting Relationships

Building Trusting Relationships

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Trust and the relationships from which trust stems are critical foundations to co-creative processes. Whether making theatre shows, or trying to pass legislation across political divides, trusting relationships between people involved in any collaborative enterprise is an important ingredient to getting things done. In this episode, we hear from several people who have firsthand experience fostering trusting relationships for very different types of co-creative enterprises.

This episode features guests, Ali Clinch, Robin Davidson, Natalie Barr, Aruna Venkatachalam, and Anni Doyle Wawrzynczak.


Transcript

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Interested in more?

We have a growing list of blogposts and other resources on the Collaboratory Podcast blog page.

Guests

Ali Clinch is an Artist and Creative Programs Manager at Rebus Theatre. She is an award-winning practitioner in Applied Theatre, the application of performing arts for social change and the Artistic Director for ‘Acting With Ali’.

You can find Ali online on Acting With Ali websiteRebus Theatre website

Robin Davidson is the founding and Artistic Director of Rebus Theatre and Workplace Training, a Canberra-based mixed ability theatre for social change company. He is also an actor, clown, director, teacher and writer.

You can find Robin online on Rebus Theatre website

Natalie Barr is an experienced and strategic leader, with expertise in building high performing teams and a passion for social policy. She has wide ranging experience across political offices, universities and government, specifically in strategic policy development, project management, communications and stakeholder engagement.

You can find Natalie online at Australian National University websiteLinkedIn

Aruna Venkatachalam is the General Manager, Partnerships and International at Young Change Agents. She has worked in international community development, commercial leadership development and social enterprise for 15 years. Aruna spent four years in India, Bangladesh, Nepal and Sri Lanka where she capacity-built local community organisations, social entrepreneurs, STEM professionals and students by providing training, frameworks, mentorship and connections in design thinking and best-practice community development.

You can find Aruna online at Young Change Agents websiteLinkedIn

Dr Anni Doyle Wawrzynczak is a Master Practitioner in collaborative arts practices, an independent curator, arts writer, facilitator, mentor, stage manager, and the author of “How Local Art made Australia’s National Capital”, ANU Press, 2020.

You can find Anni online on TwitterInstagramLinkedInANU Press

Get in touch

Email – collaboratorypodcast@gmail.com

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Collaboratory is written, edited and produced by Maya Haviland with production and editorial assistance from Nicole Deen. Audio engineering by Nick McCorriston. Music made especially for us by Seprock. Additional research and production support by Nicole O’Dowd.

Collaboratory is produced on the lands of the Ngunnawal, Ngunawal and Ngambri people.We pay our respects, an ongoing gratitude to the custodian’s past present and future of the lands on which we work and of the knowledges from which we learn.


Collaboratory is a production of the Scaffolding Cultural Co-creativity Project hosted by the Center for Heritage and Museum Studies in the College of Arts and Social Sciences at the Australian National University funding is generously provided by the Australian National University Translational Fellowship Scheme.

Intellectual Property and Agreements: A Conversation with Dr Diana James

Intellectual Property and Agreements: A Conversation with Dr Diana James

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In this episode, Dr Diana James shares some of her early experiences of cultural co-creativity and the relationships and learning which laid important foundations for the Songlines: Tracking the Seven Sisters exhibition to take place. She reflects on some of the back-end and relational structures that underpin the work that got presented in the exhibition and shares practical insights about tools and approaches to navigating value and agency across the intercultural and cross institutional spaces of a project like Songlines.


Transcript

To ensure accessibility we are committed to providing transcripts of all our podcast episodes – you can read the full transcript here.

Resources

Kungkarangkalpa: Seven Sisters Songline – Open Access

Seven Sisters Songline Kungkarangkalpa Performance, Canberra 2013 – Open Access

Songlines: Tracking the Seven Sisters, The National Museum of Australia – Open Access


Guests

Dr Diana James is an Honorary Research Fellow at the School of Humanities and Arts at the Australian National University and the Centre for Aboriginal Studies in Music at Adelaide University. Her research focus is the Indigenous song, story and dance of the Western Desert. 

You can find Diana online on Australian National University website, Kungkarangkalpa: Seven Sisters Songline


Get in touch

Email – collaboratorypodcast@gmail.com

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LinkedIn – Collaboratory Podcast

Instagram – @collaboratorypodcast


Collaboratory is written, edited and produced by Maya Haviland with production and editorial assistance from Nicole Deen. Audio engineering by Nick McCorriston.Music made, especially for us by Seprock, additional research and production support by Nicole O’Dowd.

Collaboratory is produced on the lands of the Ngunnawal, Ngunawal and Ngambri  people. We pay our respects, an ongoing gratitude to the custodian’s past present and future of the lands on which we work and of the knowledges from which we learn.

Collaboratory is a production of the Scaffolding Cultural Co-creativity Project hosted by the Center for Heritage and Museum Studies in the College of Arts and Social Sciences at the Australian National University funding is generously provided by the Australian National University Translational Fellowship Scheme.

What is the Co?

What is the Co?

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Collaboration, co-creation, co-creativity, collective, co-design, creativity, value creation, human centeredness, co-production…

There are just so many “co” words in circulation right now. What do they all mean? Are there any agreed definitions? Do we even need shared meanings of these buzzwords to actually get anything done together?

In this episode, we explore some of what people mean when they use “co” words. We also hear a little about the histories of some of the ideas which have shaped our usage of these words and the ideas that they point to.

This episode features guests, Stephen Osborne, Emma Blomkamp and Antti Pirinen.


Transcript

To ensure accessibility we are committed to providing transcripts of all our podcast episodes – you can read the full transcript here.

Resources

Ind, Nicholas, and Nick Coates. “The meanings of co‐creation.” European business review (2013). – Open Access

Chambers, Josephine M., Carina Wyborn, Melanie E. Ryan, Robin S. Reid, Maraja Riechers, Anca Serban, Nathan J. Bennett et al. “Six modes of co-production for sustainability.” Nature sustainability 4, no. 11 (2021): 983-996. – Behind a paywall

Blomkamp, Emma. “Systemic design practice for participatory policymaking.” Policy Design and practice (2021): 1-20. – Open Access

Lewis, Jenny M., Michael McGann, and Emma Blomkamp. “When design meets power: Design thinking, public sector innovation and the politics of policymaking.” Policy & Politics 48, no. 1 (2020): 111-130. – Open Access

Osborne, Stephen P., Madeline Powell, Tie Cui, and Kirsty Strokosch. “New development:‘Appreciate–Engage–Facilitate’—The role of public managers in value creation in public service ecosystems.” Public Money & Management 41, no. 8 (2021): 668-671. – Open Access

Pirinen, Antti. “The barriers and enablers of co-design for services.” International Journal of Design 10, no. 3 (2016): 27-42. – Open Access


Guests

Stephen Osborne is the Chair in International Public Management and the Deputy Dean of the University of Edinburgh Business School. He is also a Fellow within the Edinburgh Futures Institute and is the founding and current editor of the Public Management Review journal. His book, “Public Service Logic: Creating Value for Public Service Users, Citizens, and Society Through Public Service Delivery” was published by Routledge in 2020.

You can find Stephen online on University of Edinburgh websiteRoutledge PressLinkedInTwitter

Dr Emma Blomkamp is a facilitator, researcher and strategic designer, best known for her work in co-design for behaviour and systems change. A Pākehā New Zealander living on Wurundjeri land in Melbourne, Emma is passionate about co-creating compassionate systems. She has been leading participatory design and social innovation projects with public purpose organisations since 2014. As an independent Co-Design Coach, Emma now focuses on supporting public, health and community organisations to apply creative and participatory approaches in their work.

You can find Emma online at Emma Blomkamp’s website, LinkedIn, Medium, Twitter

Antti Pirinen is University Lecturer in Spatial and Service Design at Aalto University, Department of Architecture, in Espoo, Finland. His research interests include human-centered and collaborative design in the context of interior space, the living environment and related services, as well as emerging conceptual and strategic aspects of spatial design. He has also studied the prerequisites of design in the public sector.

You can find Antti online at Aalto People website, Research Gate

This episode also included guests: Dimitrios Papalexis, Shona Coyne, Kaira Zoe Canete, John Carty, Kim Cunio, Jilda Andrews, Merryn McKinnon, Robin Davidson, Anni Doyle, David Lilley, Johanna de Ruyter, Rebecca McNaught, Natalie Barr, Virginia Marshall, and Brad Riley


Get in touch

Email – collaboratorypodcast@gmail.com

Facebook – Collaboratory Podcast | Scaffolding Cultural CoCreativity

LinkedIn – Collaboratory Podcast

Instagram – @collaboratorypodcast


Collaboratory is written, edited and produced by Maya Haviland with production and editorial assistance from Nicole Deen. Audio engineering by Nick McCorriston. Music made especially for us by Seprock. Additional research and production support by Nicole O’Dowd.

Collaboratory is produced on the lands of the Ngunnawal, Ngunawal and Ngambri  people.We pay our respects, an ongoing gratitude to the custodian’s past present and future of the lands on which we work and of the knowledges from which we learn.

Collaboratory is a production of the Scaffolding Cultural Co-creativity Project hosted by the Center for Heritage and Museum Studies in the College of Arts and Social Sciences at the Australian National University funding is generously provided by the Australian National University Translational Fellowship Scheme.

Laying the foundations for co-creation

Laying the foundations for co-creation

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While collaboration and co-creation are often presented as what we want to do and what is needed in a particular context, the systems and organisational environment in which collaborations happen are not always supportive of what it takes for them to be successful. Despite our best intentions, we aren’t always ready or able to be really effective collaborators. Collaboration requires more time, resources and shifts in our practice than most people and organizations plan for. If these factors aren’t acknowledged and provided for, a collaborative process can be derailed from the start. In this episode of Collaboratory, we explore some of what can enable and constrain collaborative practice at organizational, project and individual levels so that we can lay good foundations for co-creation no matter what scale or sector we’re operating in. This episode features guests, Emma Blomkamp, Michelle Halse, Rebecca McNaught, and Antti Pirinen.


Transcript

To ensure accessibility we are committed to providing transcripts of all our podcast episodes – you can read the full transcript here.

Resources

Blomkamp, Emma. “Systemic design practice for participatory policymaking.” Policy Design and practice (2021): 1-20. – Open Access

Emma Blomkamp’s Systematic Design Practice Wheel – Open Access

Pirinen, Antti. “The barriers and enablers of co-design for services.” International Journal of Design 10, no. 3 (2016): 27-42. – Open Access

Lima, Rinaldo, Bernard Espinasse, and Fred Freitas. “Ontoilper: an ontology-and inductive logic programming-based system to extract entities and relations from text.” Knowledge and Information Systems 56, no. 1 (2018): 223-255. – Behind a paywall


Guests

Dr Emma Blomkamp is a facilitator, researcher and strategic designer, best known for her work in co-design for behaviour and systems change. A Pākehā New Zealander living on Wurundjeri land in Melbourne, Emma is passionate about co-creating compassionate systems. She has been leading participatory design and social innovation projects with public purpose organisations since 2014. As an independent Co-Design Coach, Emma now focuses on supporting public, health and community organisations to apply creative and participatory approaches in their work.

You can find Emma online at Emma Blomkamp’s website, LinkedIn, Medium, Twitter

Michelle Halse is the Director of Living Collaborations. As a global collaboration facilitator, her purpose in life is to design, build and sustain collaborations that have the potential to transform the world we live in, with a focus in the aid and development sector. She is an internationally Accredited Partnership Broker and Associate, Trainer and Mentor with the Partnership Broker Association.

You can find Michelle online at the Living Collaborations website, LinkedIn

Rebecca McNaught is a partner at Pacific Connections (Australia), a passionate local volunteer and a PhD candidate at Griffith University. Her research focusses on investigating the practice of local level collaboration for climate and disaster resilience in the Pacific Islands and Australia.

You can find Rebecca online on LinkedIn, Twitter

Antti Pirinen is University Lecturer in Spatial and Service Design at Aalto University, Department of Architecture, in Espoo, Finland. His research interests include human-centered and collaborative design in the context of interior space, the living environment and related services, as well as emerging conceptual and strategic aspects of spatial design. He has also studied the prerequisites of design in the public sector.

You can find Antti online at Aalto People website, Research Gate


Get in touch

Email – collaboratorypodcast@gmail.com

Facebook – Collaboratory Podcast | Scaffolding Cultural CoCreativity

LinkedIn – Collaboratory Podcast

Instagram – @collaboratorypodcast


Collaboratory is written, edited and produced by Maya Haviland with production and editorial assistance from Nicole Deen. Audio engineering by Nick McCorriston. Music made, especially for us by Seprock, additional research and production support by Nicole O’Dowd.

Collaboratory is produced on the lands of the Ngunnawal, Ngunawal and Ngambri  people.We pay our respects, an ongoing gratitude to the custodian’s past present and future of the lands on which we work and of the knowledges from which we learn.

Collaboratory is a production of the Scaffolding Cultural Co-creativity Project hosted by the Center for Heritage and Museum Studies in the College of Arts and Social Sciences at the Australian National University funding is generously provided by the Australian National University Translational Fellowship Scheme.

Collaboratory Trailer

Collaboratory Trailer

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Welcome to Collaboratory, a podcast hosted by Maya Haviland and Nicole Deen that explores co-creativity in action. In each episode we focus on stories and dynamics of co-creative practice we think need talking about. In season 1 of Collaboratory, we are asking what it takes personally and organizationally to enable co-creation to succeed.

Collaboratory podcast launches September 7, 2022. You can subscribe through your podcasting app of choice.

Get in touch

Email – collaboratorypodcast@gmail.com

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Collaboratory is written, edited and produced by Maya Haviland with production and editorial assistance from Nicole Cooper Deen. Audio engineering by Nick McCorriston.

Collaboratory is produced on the lands of the Ngunnawal, Ngunawal and Ngambri  people. We pay our respects and ongoing gratitude to the custodians past, present and future. Of the lands on which we work and the knowledges from which we learn.

Collaboratory is a production of the Scaffolding Cultural Co-Creativity Project, hosted by the Centre for Heritage and Museum Studies in the College of Arts and Social Sciences at the Australian National University with funding generously provided by the Australian National University.