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.
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Emma Blomkamp’s Systematic Design Practice Wheel – 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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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.