Designing w/ is a communication platform intended to document, present and reflect, on an annual basis, courses at SoDS developed in collaboration with external partners and across The New School. This platform is made of an exhibition portraying video testimonials; a publication with detailed information about these courses; and a one-day symposium to debate these experiences with our partners, students, and faculty.
Designing w/ is also about participatory design. Unlike the problem-solving approach that focuses on providing immediate answers to problems, our approach is inquiry-driven and collaborative. At SoDS we want to learn how to use participatory design methods to build a shared understanding of the complex challenges, identify new opportunities, and design multiple scenarios and solutions.