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Cooperation and Control: Resolving Conflicts in the Public Participation of Architecture Design in Museum

Zhang, Licheng; Qi, Wang; Hanks, Laura


Licheng Zhang

Wang Qi

Associate Professor


Although there is a large number of study about the public participation in museum, little of this touched the public engagement in the stage of architecture design. To resolve the conflicts between the laymen and professionals, this paper generally introduced the judgement and power control by referring Heidegger's “Thing”, Foucault's Governmentality and Habermas's “public sphere”. Furthermore, regarding to the characteristics of “power” and “conflict” in public participation, the mediation seems more proper than other third party in resolving conflicts. To overcome the drawbacks of mediation, the mediator can use “Idea Rating Sheets” that can achieve higher fairness of conflicts resolving than that of normal voting. This theoretical analysis result could be further extend to a wider range of public participated events in museum and other community affairs, which renders the term-museum-as a more friendly and sustainable social space.

Conference Name International Conference on Education, Psychology, and Society
Start Date Apr 21, 2015
End Date Apr 23, 2015
Acceptance Date Apr 1, 2015
Publication Date 2015
Deposit Date Apr 1, 2019
Book Title Conference proceedings, Chengud, China, April, 2015: ICEPAS International Conference on Education, Psychology, and Society, ISBASS International Symposium on Business and Social Sciences
ISBN 978-986-89536-4-2, 978-986-89536-6-6
Keywords participation; architecture; museum; conflict; Idea Rating Sheets
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