Hermeneutics is the practice of interpretation which originates from scholars trying to decypher or disambiguate old texts.
The German philosopher Hans-Georg Gadamer asked the fundamental question: "How is understanding possible?"
YOUTUBE 6wPTV5hyB0Y Hermeneutics: A Very Short Introduction
A so-called 'participative hermeneutics' would therefor invite 'participants' to intrude on the perceived monopoly which scholars hold over the action of interpretation.
This imagines a de-monopolisation (of academic discourse) as part of Civil Discourse in the Public Sphere. It could, if properly enabled facilitate a critical reading of how our epistemics are institutionalised.
It is also a response to Hermeneutical Injustice as described by Miranda Fricker in her book Epistemic Injustice, Power and the Ethics of Knowing.
This is part of my interest in how Facilitation techniques get developed, with this featuring as s sort of meta-tool, a way to 'impart' the spirit of facilitation.