Best Practice #4: QUADERN 3615


The Education Department of Fundació Joan Miró proposed a special Christmas activity related to the exhibition Miró y el Objeto to publish a book. The book was co-created among Las Cuscusianas (a collective community), Fundación Miró de Barcelona, the printing press Associació Automática and anyone else who would like to participate.

The project ended up in proposing a collective creation of an artistic book. Instead of making a traditional workshop, the book itself would be able to guide the participants throughout the

workshop. They introduced a 5-stages process reaching from the idea to the final process. They used a web tool to gather first ideas.

Based on the ideas that were gathered online, the participants co-created three prototypes. The best prototypes were selected and printed.


The project cleverly combined online and offline co-creation tools. A technology tool was used for the first stage. This tool allowed open participation for everyone besides those whowere already participating actively. The ‘challenge’ web tool enabled the gathering of very different ideas and inclusion of many people in the process. This way, people, in a certain way, feel part of the project and ‘own’ the outcome. The process was sensitively passed forward to an offline process, starting with an inspiration session, followed by a prototyping workshop with only one boundary: to not become ‘miro-esque’, meaning that participants shouldn’t be influenced by the aesthetics of Miró, but rather keep his spirit and deepen into his creative processes.

Apart from the publication of the book, the success of this process is the establishment of a methodology within an organization.As a result, many other books have been created the same way. Some processes took no longer than seven days, the initial stage being started via the online messaging app Whatsapp.

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Foto Credits: Cususian and CoCreable