Postdigital Lunch 03. Social Living Labs

Postdigital Lunch 03: Social Living Labs – January 28, 2021
In our third postdigital lunch, Michael Dezuanni (QUT Brisbane) joins Felicitas Macgilchrist (GEI) for a conversation about the ups and downs of working with a “social living labs” approach to (post-)digital participation. https://youtu.be/ZgXrezCWEkc


In our third postdigital lunch, Michael Dezuanni  (QUT Brisbane) joins Felicitas Macgilchrist (GEI) for a conversation about the ups and downs of working with a “social living labs” approach to (post-)digital participation. Michael Dezuanni will share his extensive experience of working with local communities in social living labs approaches that aim to foster digital participation. The conversation will touch on the basics of participation and of social living labs. It will reflect on what went well and what went wrong in Michael’s experiences, on the role of communities, and on key insights he gleaned from researching with this kind of approach.

Some key literature:

Dezuanni, M., Foth, M., Mallan, K. & Hughes, H. (Hrsg.). (2018). Digital Participation through Social Living Labs: Valuing Local Knowledge, Enhancing Engagement. Cambridge, MA: Chandos Publishing. https://www.sciencedirect.com/book/9780081020593/digital-participation-through-social-living-labs

Franz, Y. (2015). Designing social living labs in urban research. info, 17(4), 53-66. https://doi.org/10.1108/info-01-2015-0008 

Hughes, H, Foth, M., Dezuanni, M., Mallan, K., & Allan, C (2018). “Fostering Digital Participation and Communication through Social Living Labs: A Qualitative Case Study from Regional Australia.” Communication Research and Practice 4(2), 183–206. https://doi.org/10.1080/22041451.2017.1287032.