EcoDA, co-designing resilience

Over a period of two years, EcoDA (‘Experimental co-Design Approaches’) investigated ways of scaling community resilience practices and opportunities for using digital technologies to amplify and connect them through processes of commoning.

EcoDA focused on practices initiated by local communities, or involving local communities as main actors, and aimed at enhancing their economic, social, civic or ecologic resilience.

The project was led by Dr Corelia Baibarac and Professor Doina Petrescu from Sheffield School of Architecture. It involved a number of collaborations, including architectural practices from Paris, London and Bucharest, who had a key role in supporting and initiating community resilience practices in their cities.

EcoDA prototyped digital tools, aimed at enabling knowledge-sharing and connectivity between individual initiatives across Europe, as a way of ‘commoning’ community resilience practices in the digital realm.

The project received funding as part of the EU Framework for Research and Innovation, Horizon 2020 (Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual Fellowship).

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