International Journal of Humanities and Social Science

ISSN 2220-8488 (Print), 2221-0989 (Online) 10.30845/ijhss

Co-Creation Labs: Fostering Innovative Ways of Communicating for Sustainability
Marcus Bussey, Eva Friman, Thao Do, Sanna Barrineau

The growing attention to wicked sustainability issues5 has called for new approaches that go beyond traditional practice of producing and transferring knowledge from science to society. Thus, there has been an increasing interest in ‘co-creation labs’ as novel spaces for experimentation, social learning, and cross-sectoral collaboration. This paper discusses the rationale of a co-creation lab as a communication platform for joint construction of meaning and co-creation of knowledge to enhance our capability to navigate wicked situations. Part 1 of the paper explores the communicative context and outlines our theoretical position. Part 2 turns to conceptualizing the Mistra EC Co-Creation Lab and discussing the different methods and tools used in this setting.

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