We combine deliberative tools and digital technologies in a bottom-up governance model able to foster innovative outcomes within communities and organisations.
Besides civic technologies, Participatory processes we develop include moments of face-to-face confrontation among participants: these workshops questi momenti laboratoriali are grounded in an awareness of the importance of an immediate interaction among people to make decisions and design projects. BiPart takes on several facilitation techniques depending on the contexts and the goals to address: these strategies provide a support to deliberation, understood as a group practice aimed at the definition of a set of regulations and values able to steer project design.
To best coordinate a participatory process centered on urban governance, it is necessary to master the issues and contents at stake in the ongoing debate: our team is specifically trained in urban planning, policy design and urban conflicts management. Contents, beyond the form.
Thanks to the involvement in the EMPATIA EU project (Enabling Multichannel Participation Through ICT Adaptation), BiPart took part in the design of ad hoc training tools based on gamification principles.
BiPart is partner with the Giolli cooperative (giollicoop.it), whose goal is to promote in Italy the Theathre of the Oppressed. BiPart is interested in this practice as an effective tool to extend participation in local and urban contexts. Theatre and its metaphorical language allows to broaden the spectrum of participants and to welcome a wider array of communication skills beyond spoken word.