Akwugo Emejulu, Lucy Pei, Aakash Gautam
We spoke with Akwugo Emejulu, a professor in the Department of Sociology at the University of Warwick, to learn more about her critique of assets-based community development (ABCD) . ABCD is a community development framework that has been a source of inspiration for some of the assets-based design work carried out in the fields of human-computer interaction, design, and technology development. Such work, however, has rarely explored the political context in which ABCD has been advocated. While the commitments of AB CD's founders and proponents may seem to align with those of designers and HCI researchers working toward social…
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