Three weeks ago, Edmiston Jones GBB hosted a discussion (refer to our recent blog), sharing stories and insights centred around the design of educational spaces. The thread that connected the projects was the cooperative approach to the design of the facilities, popularly known by the truncated moniker, co-design.
The co-design label can be used for its cache as a current, popular idea. As a result, the central truth can be obscured or lost. At its crux, co-design is about benefiting from the wisdom of the crowd and, in particular, the end user of the built environment.
The e-magazine below captures some of the key insights and lessons from the event that showcased recent projects from early childhood, primary and secondary educational spaces through to the involvement of young people in the design of our cities.