Harriette Poiner is a researcher and MA (Research) candidate in the School of Architecture at the University of Technology Sydney. Her research is centered on collaborative design and evaluation approaches for housing in discrete communities, as well as exploring culturally sensitive participatory research methodologies.
ArticlesParticipatory design is often promoted as an inclusive, open-ended, and fluid methodology for giving voice to marginalised and underrepresented user groups. In contrast, participatory design can also be used as a tool for political regeneration and is therefore sometimes criticised as ineffectual and tokenistic. Levels of stakeholder participation are not explicitly quantifiable, and the...Read more