Co-Construction Defined

The Future of Unknowns

Co-Construction Defined:

Inspired by Victor’s perceptive call to action for designers to serve as co-facilitators, the Design Learning Network developed the Co-Construction ProcessAn inclusive and flexible approach that invites diverse sets of stakeholders to co-work, co-create, and co-innovate. 

The goal is to anticipate the need for change in a responsive manner; requires all to openly investigate barriers and pro-actively address adversities prior costly consequences.

Co-Facilitation Guiding Questions 
  • How might co-facilitators engage community leaders and members in the co-construction process?

  • How might community members show evidence of what they are learning, thinking, and doing... as they co-work, co-create, and co-innovate? 

  • How might community members demonstrate the capacity to flip negatives into positives?

  • What assessment criteria, alongside feedback loops, would Victor have set to empower community members to know when they are solving the problem(s) they intended to tackle?

Registration Information to be Posted at a Later Date

Co-Facilitator Reception and Working Dinner
Fri, Sept 20
6:00pm to 9:00pm

Full-Day Community Challenge
Sat, Sept 21
9:30am to 4:30pm

Location and Parking Details
KCAI Campus Map:
Plenty of parking on nearby streets, the campus is currently under construction.

Contact Doris Wells-Papanek:

The Future of Unknowns Challenge is facilitated by Doris Wells-Papanek, the founder and director of the Design Learning NetworkThe event is being hosted by the Kansas City Art Institute in collaboration with the University of Kansas, Lawrence; the two institutions in which Victor Papanek last taught.