In line with the general objectives of DESIS Network and the proposed work hypothesis, the Cluster IFC (Informal, formal and collaborative) work to promote the knowledge exchange related to design practices in the field.

It aims to develop a set of research initiatives, in a mutual learning process. Specific goals are listed below.

• The identification and analysis of local case studies, of formal and informal services. It aims at mapping a range of interesting existing initiatives (in terms of local experiences and projects) related to the topic.

• A design exercise (a workshop, a course) on developing collaborative service(s) to underserved community(ies);

• Organization of distance and/or presence meetings on this topic;