The 5 cr course MUO-E8026 (USP-323) Designing for Urban Governance and Services provides an overview of the current and emerging uses and roles of
design in the public sector. It introduces core terminologies, theories,
methods and examples of design, planning and other creative
professional roles in the context of urban governance and public
services. The aim is to familiarise students with recent knowledge in
the design field and to develop their skills in applying design
approaches in their studies and profession. The main topics in the course are:
- Introduction to present and future approaches, issues and trends in public governance and service provisioning, with focus on design and planning implications.
- Introduction to design
theories, methods and approaches relevant in the public sector, including design for policy and governance, design for civil society and activism, and participatory design in the urban context.
- Examples of design activities, cases and experts from the field.
- Critical analysis of the
value, potential and challenges of design in the public sector.
- Series of lectures
- Reading circle done in groups
- Individual essay and final presentation
COURSE COOPERATION (DfG)
Teaching hours are Mondays between 9:15–15:30, with part of the day reserved for independent and group work. The lectures are sometimes shared with the DfG course. The general structure is like this:
- Lectures in the morning, usually between 9:15-11.
- Mid-day allocated for groupwork and independent work (sometimes including a teaching session).
- Sharing session of the reading groups in the afternoon at 14:15/14:30-15:15/15:30.
Antti Pirinen, responsible teacher
D.Arts, University Lecturer
Spatial and Service Design
Aalto ARTS, Dept. of Architecture
Cansu Pylkkänen, teaching assistant
M.Sc (Arch.), MA student in Aalto ARTS