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dc.contributor Aalto-yliopisto fi
dc.contributor Aalto University en Durrani, Marium
dc.contributor.editor Storni, Cristiano
dc.contributor.editor Leahy, Keelin
dc.contributor.editor McMahon, Muireann
dc.contributor.editor Lloyd, Peter
dc.contributor.editor Bohemia, Erik 2018-12-10T10:21:18Z 2018-12-10T10:21:18Z 2018-06
dc.identifier.citation Durrani , M 2018 , Designers by any other name : exploring the sociomaterial practices of vernacular garment menders . in C Storni , K Leahy , M McMahon , P Lloyd & E Bohemia (eds) , Proceedings of DRS 2018 : Catalyst . vol. 4 , DRS International Conference Series , Design Research Society , London , pp. 1731-1746 , Design Research Society International Conference , Limerick , Ireland , 25/06/2018 . en
dc.identifier.isbn 978-1-912294-19-0
dc.identifier.issn 2398-3132
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dc.description.abstract Studies around the cultures of design indicate a mutually constitutive relationship designers share with materials when in practice. However, professional designers are not the only ones experiencing proximate relations with materials. With the recent emergence of community-based repair workshops, non-professional designer practices of fixing things, like garments, reveal sites of active material tinkering aiding transitions in current clothing disposal patterns. Using qualitative research methods and a sociomaterial theoretical lens, this paper takes the mending activities of non-professional menders in communal repair workshops in the city of Helsinki, Finland, as its point of departure. The study identifies these menders as vernacular menders and explores their dynamic practices to reveal the situated, embodied, routinized yet creative process of mending. The created outputs by the vernacular menders result in what is termed as informal design and point towards extending mainstream conceptualizations on design and creativity. In such a way, suggesting new insights on sociomaterial-enabled practices emerging around the brims of professional design. en
dc.format.extent 16
dc.format.extent 1731-1746
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf
dc.language.iso en en
dc.relation.ispartof Design Research Society International Conference en
dc.relation.ispartofseries Proceedings of DRS 2018 en
dc.relation.ispartofseries Volume 4 en
dc.relation.ispartofseries DRS International Conference Series en
dc.rights openAccess en
dc.subject.other 6132 Visual arts and design en
dc.title Designers by any other name en
dc.type A4 Artikkeli konferenssijulkaisussa fi
dc.description.version Peer reviewed en
dc.contributor.department Department of Design
dc.subject.keyword sociomaterial
dc.subject.keyword vernacular menders
dc.subject.keyword informal design
dc.subject.keyword creativity
dc.subject.keyword 6132 Visual arts and design
dc.identifier.urn URN:NBN:fi:aalto-201812106130
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