Enabling Community-Based Leadership in Design
Develop your leadership skills and foster community collaboration on design projects in historic places of worship on this enlightening course.
Who is the course for?
This course is designed for anyone interested in developing community-based design initiatives, as well as their own leadership skills. Local groups, designers, funders, and support organisations will all benefit.
What topics will you cover?
Below is a breakdown of what you’ll be doing each week of the course:
Week 1: What is community-led design?: the meaning and value of community leadership in design
Week 2: Developing a design language: how communities can explore key themes in the design of a place, and how they can develop their own design language and vision in order to improve communication with other professionals
Week 3: Instigating community leadership in design: how communities can overcome their own barriers and develop the passion, abilities, and capacity to lead design initiatives
Week 4: Engaging communities in design: how communities can develop the abilities, strategies and tools to engage other people, community groups, or organisations in co-creating value for their initiatives
Week 5: Consolidating all the previous weeks’ learning: you’ll create a record of your learning journey, and the elements of the course that you’d use in your own work context
What will you achieve?
By the end of the course, you‘ll be able to…
Explain community-led design and its value and role in your own context of work
Engage with and enable a community to develop their design language to shape and share their vision with others
Engage and support a community to develop community engagement strategies and activities
Create spaces that mobilise and guide people to lead design initiatives