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The Craft of Participation in a Changing World: how AI Practitioners can Help in 'Holding Space' for Generative Conversations.

AI Practitioner Special Issue

Participation has become more widespread. It can be used to improve policy decisions, but it can also be used to avoid them. People increasingly demand that their voices be heard. Both in society and in organisations.


How can we activate, share and develop this wide base of knowledge and experience on how to create constructive participation processes? With an international team of authors, Arne Gillert, Kris Snick and Pieterjan van Wijngaarden elaborate on the actual and urgent topic of ‘participation’ in the August issue of AI Practitioner.


They look at participation as a profession. Or rather: they look at the skill and art of designing environments in which constructive participation can be learned and can take place.


The articles in the magazine explore four different views of the concept of participation:

1. Participation as a need
2. Participation as a profession
3. Participation as a learning process
4. Participation as a co-deciding process


The whole issue can be downloaded here.

It contains the following articles:

  • The Craft of Participation in a Changing World: How AI Practitioners Can Help in ‘Holding Space’ for Generative Conversations - Arne Gillert, Kris Snick and Pieterjan van Wijngaarden
  • Participation is a Logical Consequence  - Arne Gillert
  • The Art of Participation is Contribution and Connection - Tina Gadow
  • I Participate, Therefore I Am - Pieterjan van Wijngaarden
  • Developing a Participative Company Strategy at Netherlands Railways - Pieterjan van Wijngaarden, Remko van Oijen, Marijke Boessenkool and Martine van Es
  • Imagine Your Strategy as a Visual Story, Well Told  - Tracey Swanepoel
  • The Children Need to Feel Like They Made the Play Themselves: An interview on Creating Participatory Theatre in Belgium - Kris Snick
  • Discovering the Strength of Participation: A Case on Menstrual Health and Hygiene in India - Roopa Nandi
  • Participatory and Appreciative Action Research in Mental Health and Substance Abuse in Norway’s High North - Tony Ghaye and Rita Sørly 
  • Epilogue: From Ideation Participation to Distribution of Responsibility - Luc Verheijen, Kris Snick and Pieterjan van Wijngaarden 


All of these articles can also be downloaded separately. The following ones can be downloaded for free

Others can be downloaded for a small fee. 


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