A role-playing workshop to improve housing design service

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A role-playing workshop to improve housing design service

Author: Yaprak Hamarat, Catherine Elsen, Çiğdem Yönder, Audrey Mertens

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Date and time

Tue, 28 Jun 2022 09:00 - 10:30 CEST


Ensanche building, room 2 Zabalgune Plaza, 11, 48009 Bilbo, Bizkaia 48009 Bilbao Spain

About this event

This role-playing workshop is dedicated to the interactions between architects and client-users in the specific context of residential architecture. The workshop is a 1.5-hour face-to-face activity organized with a collective introduction, conducted using the "1-2-4-8" technique and reaching a collective concluding moment. We aim to share, test, and evaluate the transferability of the tools co-designed by Belgian architects and client-users. We designed two role-playing kits (architects and clients-users) based on the qualitative data collected during two years. Each kit includes a user portray, a scenario with a problematic situation, a solution, and an evaluation framework. The players need to defend and respect the criteria and issues highlighted in the kit when debating and evaluating. The workshop offers a playful and dynamic activity.

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