Bookmaking as Critical and Feminist Practice of Design

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dc.contributor Aalto-yliopisto fi
dc.contributor Aalto University en Maze, Ramia
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 2019-01-14T09:22:53Z 2019-01-14T09:22:53Z 2018
dc.identifier.citation Maze , R 2018 , Bookmaking as Critical and Feminist Practice of Design . in C Storni , K Leahy , M McMahon , P Lloyd & E Bohemia (eds) , Proceedings of DRS2018 : Catalyst . vol. 1 , Design Research Society , London , pp. 568-579 , Design Research Society International Conference , Limerick , Ireland , 25/06/2018 . DOI: 10.21606/dma.2018.469 en
dc.identifier.isbn 9781912294169
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dc.description.abstract Arts expansion in academia has called into question concepts, norms and regulations concerning writing and publishing. Given precedents of ‘critical practices of design’ and ‘research through practice’ grappling with such issues, I take these as ways to reconsider the academic activity of making a book (‘bookmaking’) as a critical and feminist practice of design. Through specifically feminist modes articulated by Jane Rendell – namely collectivity, interiority, alterity, materiality, and performativity – I describe two edited books, through which I am able to discuss critical dimensions and feminist positions in the detailed everyday activities of bookmaking. I argue that feminist practice questions and opposes, but it also projects, activates, and enacts alternative norms or ideals – here, alternatives to academic norms and regulations concerning edited books. Naming and elucidating detailed aspects of bookmaking activity, as mundane critical ‘practise’ continually deliberated and performed, it is nevertheless possible to draw relations to larger theoretical issues. For example, discussing across differently situated/conditioned bookmaking practices makes it possible to trace implications of bookmaking within larger political economies, socio-economic structures, theoretical and ideological commitments. en
dc.format.extent 12
dc.format.extent 568-579
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dc.language.iso en en
dc.relation.ispartof Design Research Society International Conference en
dc.relation.ispartofseries Proceedings of DRS2018 en
dc.relation.ispartofseries Volume 1 en
dc.rights openAccess en
dc.subject.other 6132 Visual arts and design en
dc.title Bookmaking as Critical and Feminist Practice of Design en
dc.type A4 Artikkeli konferenssijulkaisussa fi
dc.description.version Peer reviewed en
dc.contributor.department Department of Design
dc.subject.keyword institutional critique
dc.subject.keyword critical practices of design
dc.subject.keyword feminist epistemology
dc.subject.keyword research through practice
dc.subject.keyword book and bookmaking
dc.subject.keyword 6132 Visual arts and design
dc.identifier.urn URN:NBN:fi:aalto-201901141173
dc.identifier.doi 10.21606/dma.2018.469
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