Introduction: Conceptualising co-creation as a methodology

Christina Horvath, Juliet Carpenter

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The introduction defines the concept of ‘Co-Creation’ as a participatory knowledge practice involving artists, researchers, and non-academic communities in the creation of collaboratively produced artefacts and shared understanding. The first section reflects on the urgency of engaging civil society groups and communities carrying knowledges related to the epistemologies of the Global South in knowledge production for a better understanding of processes of urban marginalisation and resistance to oppression. After discussing how Co-Creation, as defined in this volume, compares with concurrent terms such as co-production and other uses of co-creation, the authors introduce a set of ten principles designed to guide the ethos and practical methods of Co-Creation practice. The next section explores, through practice into its methodology, how Co-Creation can work towards challenging marginalisation and empowering communities to effectuate lasting change towards more socially-just cities. The final section explains the structure of the book, outlining the aims of the two main parts and briefly summarises each chapter.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCo-Creation in Theory and Practice
Subtitle of host publicationExploring Creativity in the Global North and South
PublisherPolicy Press
Number of pages19
ISBN (Electronic)9781447353980
ISBN (Print)9781447353959
Publication statusPublished - 9 Sept 2020


  • Co-Creation
  • arts practice
  • co-production
  • methodology
  • theory
  • Global South
  • civil society
  • stigmatisation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Social Sciences


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