The overall objective of the project is to build an international and interdisciplinary network to exchange knowledge and understanding about urban disadvantage in the EU and Latin America, developing a new Co-Creation method to address stigmatization.
The project has three main objectives:
Firstly, we aim to develop an innovative conceptual framework for the analysis of socio-spatial segregation, including territorial stigmatisation, that integrates interdisciplinary theoretical approaches ranging from urban planning, human geography, political science, urban sociology, and literary criticism.
Secondly, we aim to develop a new methodological tool, that of ‘Co-Creation’, that brings together residents, artists, researchers and urban practitioners to address territorial stigmatisation and to test it in different case study cities.
Thirdly, we propose to draw up policy guidelines and recommendations for policy makers in different cities, to advise on how the Co-Creation method can be applied to address stigmatisation, and to improve wellbeing in disadvantaged neighbourhoods.