CoDesignCo, a network of practitioners learning and sharing about creative and participatory ways to engage people in our work.


We are a community of people working to co-create compassionate systems.

We use co-design and adjacent practices to engage a diverse range of people in our work.

We work inside and outside public purpose organisations and broader systems to promote equity, wellbeing, regeneration and justice. Recognising the practical and emotional challenges of this work, we’ve come together to support each other to keep learning and growing.

More than your usual community of practice, this is about creating new structures, knowledge and relationships to support creative and participatory ways of working. Just as we care for participants and colleagues in the work we do, we want each other to feel valued, cared for, and connected.

If you are committed to having a greater impact on the world, and you are keen to...



Connect with like-minded practitioners from diverse sectors and with a wide range of experience


Stay up to date

Stay up-to-date with best practice and next practice in co-design and related methods


Build skills

Explore and build skills in creative and participatory tools and techniques


Reflect and explore

Find space to reflect on, question and experiment with different ways of working will feel at home within this community of practice.


We are currently offering two membership options to join our community.


Galah plan

For those who want to stay up to date with relevant knowledge and resources about co-design.

from $12.50/month*

*AUD, all inclusive price for yearly plan.

What is included?

  • An exclusive newsletter with relevant content, event invitations and community news.
  • A large and current resource bank
  • Invitations to take part in exclusive events
  • Be featured and have access to a Member Directory


Kea plan

For those who want to grow their participatory practice with a community of committed practitioners.

from $45/month*

*AUD, all inclusive price for yearly plan.

What is included?

  • Everything in Galah plan


  • Free access to practical and reflective online events every two months
  • Exclusive invitations and priority access to other learning events
  • Opportunity to lead and participate in community-led events
  • A private Slack community
  • 15% discount on learning and development opportunities with Emma Blomkamp and exclusive special offers with partners

Founder & Convener

CoDesignCo is convened by Dr Emma Blomkamp who draws on extensive experience in co-design and social innovation in Aotearoa and Australia, as well as international academic collaborations. As well as running CoDesignCo, Emma trains, mentors and coaches people who apply creative and participatory approaches to public policy and service design.


Contact us

If you have any questions or suggestions, please email us. Be mindful that it might take a few days for our part-time team to come back to you.