Authors: Professor Birger Sevaldson, Senior lecturer Linda Blaasvær, Lecturer Andreas Wettre
Design for Democracy is an education-based research program that started in the fall of 2016, but there were several projects that predated it.
The aim of the project is to develop the next generation of Design for Democracy. We think developing democracy is about practice and culturing rather than about theory. In short, it is about design. Design can play a crucial role in the development of the next generation of democracy.
In the first run in 2016 the theme was guided towards participation in urban planning processes. In 2017 the theme was work place democracy
The students were engaged with two partners. UDI is the Norwegian directorate for immigration. Gjensidige is Norway’s biggest insurance company. The students were allowed access to informants at various levels including top-level personnel.