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I-P-K’s “Co-Design” Methodology Featured in the Cape Town Civic Centre

In May 2013, we developed a participatory methodology to engage communities in co-design processes. How can communities themselves engage with experts and designers to create innovative solutions, that are tailored to their ideas, expectations and needs? The method is now being rolled out over the entire city of Cape Town. And it is featured in […]

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GIZ Conference on Accountable Governance in Africa

Designing and facilitating the Conference on Accountable Governance in Africa of GIZ’s Sector Network on Good Governance was a magnificant experience! We had a team of innovative minds, which embarked on us on a truly adventurous conference journey. The preparation process was a unique piece of collaboration and mutual inspiration and learning, and the outcome […]

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The Power of Community Co-Design

We love observing how communities re-imagine their common spaces through innovative design methods. I-P-K, on behalf of The City  successfully facilitated pilot community co-design workshops in Mitchells Plain, Hanover Park, Durbanville and the Bo-Kaap during June 2013.  Read more about it here: All systems go for Cape Town World Design Capital 2014  and see us in […]

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Deep Democracy: Uncovering the Wisdom that Lies Beyond the Polarities

Surfacing and working with diversity is an important aspect of our practice at I-P-K – we believe that diversity is a force that should be made visible and thereby amplified rather than oppressed in the hope of enforcing a streamlined collective identity. Hand in hand with this also comes the realization that searching for common […]

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Theory U and the Presencing Process: Experiencing the Power of Emergence

We’ve been wondering lately how we could further improve our practice in the Emergence Phase of group processes, thereby also capatilising on this central moment in a change process for improved impact. When designing the sequence of work steps of any change process, we usually follow an overall “Divergence – Emergence – Convergence” pattern. This […]

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Two Types of Events

Time and again we get workshop and conference agendas, which are not much more but a line-up of presentations and lectures. We then try to demonstrate (and convince people) that there is another way of designing these events. What we keep hearing is that (and I quote from an e-mail of a senior manager of […]

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