Conociducación is a multi-tiered project that uses urban pedagogy workshops and a targeted skillsharing platform to facilitate the enactment of the 2007- 2019 Community Action Plan of the neighborhood Comuna Dos (Santa Cruz) and address issues of socio-economic inequality and disparity; in collaboration with Corporación Cultural Nuestra Gente, a community artist-activist organization based in Medellin Colombia.
Conociducación is a transnational design collaboration between the Design and Urban Ecologies Program at Parsons the New School for Design and community artist-activist organization Corporación Cultural Nuestra Gente, located in Medellin, Colombia. This collective effort builds upon Nuestra Gente’s 27-year history of using art to both raise social and cultural awareness within their community and improve citizen participation in political decision-making. Conociducación aims to leverage Nuestra Gente’s experiential educational practice of “learning by doing” to build and sustain communal well-being and address socio-economic disparities using urban pedagogy workshops and a targeted skill sharing platform. As a multi-tiered project, Conociduación will employ Nuestra Gente’s practices in order to engage the community-at-large in translating the 2007-2019 Comuna Dos Community Action Plan into a series of actionable tactics. Through our proposed outreach campaign, website, and workshop facilitation we are developing tools to support their work and address the community’s most pressing needs.