I was involved as a Ph.D. researcher in the planning phases of Latham St. Commons. to map out the mission of Latham St. Commons as well as to engage with the community to participate in visioning.
Worked closely with founder Kristin Hughes and Mary Lou Arscott on the project to ensure the project serves as a bridge between two distinct communities. lathamstcommons.org
I received a social innovation fellowship to mentor a number of neighborhood residents (13 in total) to reclaim some vacant properties and convert them into commons spaces. We trained them on how to work with their neighbors and the city to reclaim vacant lots and beautify them for the community to enjoy. More at: https://gtechstrategies.org/projects/reclaim-northside-ambassadors
I used design-enabled recommoning to work with team members at Future of Fish to bridge that gap—to again tackle the traceability problem, but this time including problem framing exercises into the process using the recommoning tools. Also, we narrowed the problem to traceability platform for Peruvian mahi-mahi and squid. The participants worked within the stakeholder roles to address the dilemma using recommoning as a means of contextualizing the design thinking process. The participants used Kees Dorst frame (Dorst 2015) innovation framework, using the recommoning cards to check in on the individual stakeholder needs regularly. The participants came up with some framing question that allowed them to create more explicit guidelines for the traceability platform prototype. Some of these guidelines included a newly emphasized role for non-human participants in the oceanic commons.