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Observer, expert, or activist: changing roles in design research project

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)269-288
Number of pages20
JournalThe NAAR Proceedings Series
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 28 Jun 2018
Publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed
EventNAF/NAAR Symposium - KTH, Stockhom, Sweden
Duration: 18 May 201620 May 2016


This article discusses ethical issues in an urban development design research study. It is based on an ongoing PhD research project which investigates
questions of urban housing design in socially diverse, multicultural neighbourhoods. Experience from the case discloses ethical responsibilities in design research that concerns researchers’ positions, empirical results, and perceivable effects on the case environment. This article aims to argue for politically informed action that acknowledges ethical responsibilities to the case environment and people living in it as a primary interest in design research.

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