Design for strenghtening relations

Reconnecting people with people in their communities

These projects strengthen the people-to-people links in the same community. They are enabling solutions for potential I-You relations, i.e., they favour this kind of deep interpersonal relation to take place.

Proposed Projects

Type of Projects

Projects that design for vulnerability. Design for (positive) vulnerability means to remove barriers between people by designing enablers or safe environments for interpersonal encounters.  Being vulnerable in this case means to be exposed to the other. The concept of vulnerability is intrinsic to Buber’s philosophy of dialogue that seeks to elucidate a notion of the self who is not autonomous but who is dependent on others and responsive to the vulnerability of others (Cipolla, 2018).

Open Questions