The Co-Creation Studio researches and incubates collective creation as alternatives to singular authorship. For our studio, co-creation can happen within communities, across disciplines and with non-human systems such as Artificial Intelligence. Our book on the subject, called Collective Wisdom: Co-Creating Media for Equity and Justice will be published in Fall 2022 with MIT Press. The studio is part of the MIT Open Documentary Lab, which brings storytellers, technologists, and scholars together to explore new documentary forms with a particular focus on collaborative and immersive storytelling.
What is Co-Creation?
Co-Creation offers alternatives to a single authored vision. It’s a constellation of media methods and frameworks. Projects emerge out of process, and evolve from within communities and with people, rather than being made for or about them. Co-Creation also spans across disciplines, organizations and can also involve non-human systems. Co-Creation ethically reframes who creates, how, and why. Co-Creation interprets the world, seeks to change it, with a commitment to equity, and justice.