[DEMO] Warsaw Praga Lab
WARSAW OH Project starts with the idea of creating a lab that will connect various actors that take part in cultural heritage venues that are currently out of use.
A participatory process is a sequence of participatory activities (e.g. first filling out a survey, then making proposals, discussing them in face-to-face or virtual meetings, and finally prioritizing them) with the aim of defining and making a decision on a specific topic.
Examples of participatory processes are: a process of electing committee members (where candidatures are first presented, then debated and finally a candidacy is chosen), participatory budgets (where proposals are made, valued economically and voted on with the money available), a strategic planning process, the collaborative drafting of a regulation or norm, the design of an urban space or the production of a public policy plan.
This process was started as a practice for the OH lab partners in the Barcelona training workshop in 2018, so that they would be able to implement their own digital platforms later on. This is OH Praga's current website.
WARSAW OH Project chose to create a lab which seeks to connect various actors that take part in cultural heritage venues currently out of use. The outcome is sustainability among the heritage and local economy (both factors are to influence and depend on one another).
WARSAW OH Project starts with the idea of creating a lab that will connect various actors that take part in cultural heritage venues that are currently out of use. In order to form such lab, residents and municipality would have a certain toolbox at their disposal. This aims to empower local entrepreneurs, community and thus also increase local economy. Heritage and local economy are sustainable, both are to influence and depend on each other.
The process timeline to achieve this involves internal (within the team) and external (public) components. Our timeline starts with 2 month of internal MAPPING and public QUESTIONNAIRES, both could be achieved through surveys. Following are proposals: 1 month framework of internal proposals created by entrepreneurial partners and a 2 month public proposals (both achieved through meetings). SELECTION of final proposals is to last 2 weeks and it is done internally within the ´decision authority´, a body that chooses the final proposal (not by voting). Once the proposals are selected they are then further taken to the phase of final DECISION MAKING which lasts 1 month and it is done publicly and intrenaly. This is when ´accountability´ is defined (priorities are set among the chosen proposals). Using participatory budget is how we plan to finance this lab.