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Co-Creation in Theory and Practice: Exploring Creativity in the Global North and South

Christina Horvath and Juliet Carpenter


In the current context of neo-liberal policies, market deregulation and global flows, cities around the world have been faced with the increasingly complex challenges of fragmentation and marginalisation, while ideals of close-knit communities, belonging, and citizenship have become ever harder to sustain. To understand processes of marginalisation and resilience from a multiplicity of viewpoints, there has been a growing demand for inclusive ways of knowledge production, taking into account approaches advocated by the civil society sector and knowledges carried by communities which have been ... More

Keywords: Co-Creation, Global North, Global South, community engagement, arts, creative practice, citizenship, social justice, knowledge, collaborative

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9781447353959
Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: May 2021 DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781447353959.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Christina Horvath, editor
University of Bath

Juliet Carpenter, editor
Oxford Brookes University

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1 Introduction: conceptualising Co-Creation as a methodology

Christina Horvath and Juliet Carpenter

Part I Co-Creation in theory

2 Co-creation and the state in a global context

Sue Brownill and Oscar Natividad Puig

6 Co-Creation and bridging theory-method divides

Annaleise Depper and Simone Fullagar

7 Does space matter? Built environments and Co-Creation in Mexico City

Pamela Ileana Castro Suarez and Hector Quiroz Rothe

Part II Co-Creation in practice

13 We Can Make: Co-Creating knowledge and products with local communities

Martha King, Melissa Mean and Roz Stewart-Hall

17 Capturing the impact of Co-Creation: poetry and street art in Iztapalapa

Joanne Davies, Eliana Osorio-Saez, Andrés Sandoval-Hernández and Christina Horvath

18 Conclusion: lessons, implications and recommendations

Christina Horvath and Juliet Carpenter

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