Citizen Science: CREATING NEW KNOWLEDGE CO-CREATIVELY
Involve citizens actively in the research process
Citizen science means involving non-scientific actors in the research process. It is important that they do not only serve as data providers or take over simple research steps in the form of crowdsourcing. In co-creative citizen science, citizens are actively involved in the generation of knowledge, help shape the research process and also benefit from it in concrete terms.
Almost all fields of research are suitable for co-creative Citizen Science and benefit from the development of customised (digital) tools and methods. Such projects can - and should - also be controversial. They offer the opportunity to learn from and with each other through collective research, to produce knowledge together, to redefine problems and to negotiate unexpected approaches to solutions.