Series4Good: Co-designing a Serial Format for Building a Long-Term, Continuous and Generative Collaboration
This chapter presents the empirical work developed during the second year of activities for the Social TV pillar within the campUS project. In particular, it focuses on the process and tools developed for off-campus actions (“campUS-off” in the local neighbourhood and beyond): a group of design researchers worked together with a small group of young people aged between 16 and 23 and the educators working at CAG Abelia, a youth centre based in a suburban area of the city of Milan. Using participatory video practices and tools, the project aims at involving young people who are not in education, employment, or training (NEET), and/or teenagers who are at risk of dropping out of school. The co-design activities developed for producing the Web format Combo Connecta Project will be presented. Starting with practice, we reflect on the potentialities of the collaboration between education and communication in relation to participatory culture in media and design.
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