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Infrastructuring SuStainable Playbour

Infrastructuring SuStainable Playbour

Objective

"This proposal relates to the sustainability of grassroots, collaborative and participative socio-technical communities to the extent that it focuses on the paradigmatic case of playbour: a concept describing “a condition where play is work and work is play“ and referring to those collaborative and participative assemblages where the dimensions of fun and enjoyment, typical of engagement in play, blur and mix with the ones of productivity and professionalization of participation. Overarching goal of this proposal is to develop a set of guidelines and principles which would support practitioners and scholars in nurturing collaborative infrastructures that embed sustainability by (co)design. The research relies on the analytical lens of infrastructure and infrastructural inversion typical of Science and Technology Studies (STS). At the empirical level the research involves a comparative case study approach which will examine socio-technical collectives which are engaged in playbour and are in the maturity stage of their life cycle. Qualitative data gathering (participant observation and interviewing) and inductive analysis techniques (grounded theory) will be adopted for this study. The impact of this study will be relevant to the extent that European Commission is also trying to nurture and steer collaborative, grassroots and innovative initiatives (e.g. ""Open and Participative Innovation"" and ""Collective Awareness Platform for Sustainability and Social Innovation” frames). The result of this research will also provide practical insights for the sustainability of these instances."
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Coordinator

IT-UNIVERSITETET I KOBENHAVN

Address

Rued Langgaardsvej 7
2300 Kobenhavn

Denmark

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 200 194,80

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 749353

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    8 January 2018

  • End date

    7 January 2020

Funded under:

H2020-EU.1.3.2.

  • Overall budget:

    € 200 194,80

  • EU contribution

    € 200 194,80

Coordinated by:

IT-UNIVERSITETET I KOBENHAVN

Denmark