A lab to transform public policies
La 27e Région conducts action-research programs to test new innovation methods for designing public policy involving all public stakeholders. To this end, it mobilizes the capabilities of multi-disciplinary teams composed of designers, idea generators, and social scientists from many fields (ethnography, sociology, participant observation) and engages in ground-level actions (do-it-yourself projects, adult education actions, etc.). Both these approaches prioritize the concrete experience of users, civil servants and citizens to serve as the starting point for re-examining public policy.
La 27e Région is not a provider and has no customers; it is a project of general interest. Its role is to produce and pool knowledge, proposals and feedback to be widely shared simply for the common good. Our partners are local and regional authorities, public administrations and private stakeholders who provide funding to both benefit from and actively contribute to the common good.
"Chantiers ouverts au public"
La 27e Région’s new book “Worksites open to the public”, conducted throughout its design and implementation by the sociologist Pauline Scherer
Policy lab map
LES ÉCLAIREURS #2:
the local elected
Words of designers
A radio interview between 3 designers, discussing about their perception of public design (ENG with french subtitles)