On demand Course Community design. How-to.

What this course is about

What is a community?
What is it for?
And more importantly, can a community be designed? And how?

In this course you will understand the definition of community and how it differs from an audience. You will learn why there is so much talk about community today and what organizations make up the community economy.

You will also learn:

  • The key principles of community design;
  • To identify, with the help of our framework, the four domains of community design.
  • To understand the essential elements that make up a community.
  • The key questions to answer when designing a community.

You’ll also be provided with the tools necessary take your first steps for designing a community.
All “seasoned” with numerous practical examples to help ground the more theoretical aspects.

The course is particularly suitable for those who want to design a community, or for those who want to grow their community in a more informed and structured way.

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Course index

Community what?

1. What is a community? Let’s define the perimeter
2. Trend or transformation? The Community Economy

Community Design. Is it even possible?

3. Community Design
4. The identity system
5. The engagement system
6. The governance system
7. Communities sustainability


8. Strategic advantages and next steps

What you will learn from this course

  • A clear definition of what do we talk when we talk about community today.
  • An understanding of the theoretical foundations of community design, enabling you to develop effective strategies for building and managing communities.
  • The explanation of 4 tools specifically designed to facilitate community design and management, allowing you to implement your experience in a practical way.
  • The opportunity to learn about case studies of both Italian and international communities.

This program will provide you with a theoretical foundation and practical tools for designing a community.

You will be able to apply your knowledge, use the tools provided and learn from the case studies in order to create and manage your own community. You will be able to apply your acquired knowledge in different contexts, such as corporate organizations, start-ups, nonprofit organizations, or personal projects.

The lecturer

Elisa Saturno

Elisa Saturno is a designer, lecturer and an expert in design methodologies applied to the topics of social innovation, community economy and circular economy. Since 2019, she has been teaching design in several institutes, including Politecnico di Milano and IES Abroad Milano.
Since 2016 he has been working on projects to activate public and cultural spaces through participatory architecture processes and since 2017 he has been collaborating with European organisations and architecture firms to develop circular economy processes in the field of design and architecture.
From 2019, together with Collaboriamo, she has been engaged in design, training and consultancy on the topics of collaborative economy, and in particular community economy.

elisa saturno

How to purchase the course

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