Solidarity-Driven Co-Design

In co-design, diverse stakeholders come together in order to collectively identify issues or problems of practice, and to design solutions.

Co-design is an iterative process made up of cycles in which people:

  1. Build relationships & theorize around shared issues
  2. Design and develop tools, practices, processes, and other solutions that push beyond the status quo
  3. Enact or pilot these solutions and collect data on what happens
  4. Analyze & reflect on what was learned, in order to revise theories and designs

Solidarity-driven co-design draws from design design-based research, as well as indigenous and decolonizing methodologies. By engaging with and across diversity, and attending to historically accumulated forms of power, co-design can illuminate new avenues for change-making and allow us to collectively imagine possible futures.