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In this session we will be considering the role of innovation and technology in our engagement with politics and the wider civic sphere. We will be using the work of Ethan Zuckerman’s on ‘Participatory Civic’s’ as a foundation to look at wider issues and technologies in civic participation.

• To build an understanding of what skills and resources the students have and how to assess the potential application of them to a particular innovation and entrepreneurial opportunity;

• To support students to think creatively and build common languages for collaboration across disciplines; To build empathy across disciplines;

• To enable students to develop critical reflection of their own innovative codesign, entrepreneurial and transdisciplinary group practices; • To build understanding of the process


Zuckerman, E., 2014. New media, new civics?. Policy & Internet6(2), pp.151-168.

re:publica. (2015). re:publica 2015 – Ethan Zuckerman: The system is broken – and that’s the good news. [Online Video]. 5 May 2015. Available from: [Accessed: 22 September 2017].