Creative collaboration is an interdisciplinary, interpersonal, and productive synergy aimed at achieving the common goals of motivated individuals. Participatory learning helps to integrate what we do, who we become, and how we rethink the actions we take. The collaborative creative space represents a strong identity that focuses on collaboration, sharing, community and co-creation, also aims to create a physical and social atmosphere that encourages active social interaction, knowledge and information sharing. This research is a qualitative case study that aims to find out how a collaborative creative space can facilitate Visual Communication Design students, fresh graduates, and professionals from the design industry of Faisalabad by providing them a creative platform, Moreover, this research intends to discover how these collaborative spaces can enhance synergy between visual communication design and creative economy in Faisalabad. Data Collected through interviews, workshop observations and feedbacks revealed that a designed collaborative workspace can influence creativity in a certain way by providing platforms for cooperation and discussion that further promote the thought process of a creative individual. The findings not only confirms the importance of Creative workplace for VCD students and graduates but elaborates that if professionals can guide them properly and collaborate with them that can help new upcoming designers start their professional careers well. You can benefit directly from working with like-minded creative individual who have totally different skills and experience. Collaborative individuals get to know not only each other, but also themselves, through creative teamwork, which can help and led them towards mutual learning. They are able to assess their own abilities, performance, and responses from participation learning. Designed space would make it easier for creative people to work together openly, to be inspired, to develop ideas together and to find new perspectives in order to remove barriers to thinking and interaction. By advocating for unique ideas, they can promote diversity, inclusion, and a sense of belonging.
Sadia Mehmood is an Art Educator, Photographer, Designer, CEO & founder of Co-meet, an online Platform based in Faisalabad with the aim to create an original and creative conversation between young visual communication designers and professionals in the industry. Through this platform She aims to provide transformational possibilities in an open and collaborative environment where courageous ideas grow against complex problems and distinguish themselves best in their professional capabilities. Sadia Mehmood had been working as a freelance photographer and graphic designer in Lahore back in 2014 till 2017. She has also been teaching Visual Arts in Beaconhouse School System and currently teaching at Art & Design school GCWUF as a visiting faculty. Subjects that are of her main interest are Photography, Drawing, Design and Design History.