FORMAT workshop




July 5, 2015


Kitchen Budapest



The Format Project - prior to be the Social Design Cookbook

The Format Project is an ongoing research project on replicable formats of cooperation. It explores widely adopted models and practices of collaborative knowledge production, sharing, collective action and decision making. With the rise of global connectedness, such practices are being copied, adapted and replicated globally at a pace previously unknown. Also, they not only spread across boundaries of physicality and languages, but also across contexts and domains. Thus, replicable formats of cooperation significantly contribute to the evolution of how we, humans, create new social systems for cooperation.

The second edition of the Digital Bauhaus Summit took on the motto Designing Society. Design has become a leading theme of our epic expanding from its traditional domain of objects, products and surfaces into the real of consciously shaping and reforming everything else: from technology to work, from money to law, from social processes to politics. Designers, sociologists, artists of various kinds, researchers and scholars were participating.

At this workshop, participants were guided through the creation process of new social formats for collaboration and cooperation. “Motivation architecture” as a design concept was used to explore and outline the participation of stakeholders in such processes, with a special focus on the balance between their motivations and contributions.

Our Social Design Cookbook workshop gathered a dozen of the summit participants who were guided through the creation processes of new social formats for collaboration and cooperation. Participants formed four groups and cooked up a new format proposals.

Location: Alte Staatsbank, Weimar


The Format Project by Kitchen Budapest, led by Attila Bujdosó, contributors: Ágnes Muszka, Lili Eckhardt.

Workshop led by Judit Boros and Melinda Sipos.