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dc.contributor Aalto-yliopisto fi
dc.contributor Aalto University en
dc.contributor.author Aktas, Bilge
dc.contributor.author Groth, Camilla
dc.date.accessioned 2020-09-25T07:04:16Z
dc.date.available 2020-09-25T07:04:16Z
dc.date.issued 2020-08
dc.identifier.citation Aktas , B & Groth , C 2020 , Studying Material Interactions to Facilitate a Sense of Being with the World . in Proceedings of DRS2020 . vol. 4 , Proceedings of DRS , Design Research Society , London , pp. 1659-1676 , Design Research Society International Conference , Virtual, Online , Queensland , Australia , 11/08/2020 . https://doi.org/10.21606/drs.2020.229 en
dc.identifier.isbn 978-1-912294-40-4
dc.identifier.other PURE UUID: 11d89ed2-b281-41f6-8722-c810beb6219d
dc.identifier.other PURE ITEMURL: https://research.aalto.fi/en/publications/11d89ed2-b281-41f6-8722-c810beb6219d
dc.identifier.other PURE LINK: http://drs2020.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/08/DRS2020_Proceedings_Vol_4.pdf
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dc.identifier.uri https://aaltodoc.aalto.fi/handle/123456789/46583
dc.description.abstract Material interactions are fundamental to design and craft education; however, they might also provide opportunities to reflect on sustainable behaviour in general. In this paper, we present an interdisciplinary undergraduate course in which students interacted with clay and wool. By engaging novices in material-based craft processes, we examined renewed ways of experiencing the materials to reconsider our everyday material interactions and our dependency and responsibilities in regard to materials in general. Through this example, we discuss the potential of craft practice as an educational platform to discuss materiality and to facilitate a deeper and more holistic understanding of the consequences of our material behaviour beyond the creative practices. The students’ reflections over the five weeks touched upon their renewed appreciation of materials, and their changed interactions with materials – moving towards a dialogical stance rather than only using them as a means to an end. en
dc.format.extent 18
dc.format.extent 1659-1676
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf
dc.language.iso en en
dc.relation.ispartof Design Research Society International Conference en
dc.relation.ispartofseries Proceedings of DRS2020 en
dc.relation.ispartofseries Volume 4 en
dc.rights openAccess en
dc.title Studying Material Interactions to Facilitate a Sense of Being with the World en
dc.type A4 Artikkeli konferenssijulkaisussa fi
dc.description.version Peer reviewed en
dc.contributor.department Department of Design
dc.contributor.department University of Southeast Norway
dc.subject.keyword design education
dc.subject.keyword material exploration
dc.subject.keyword interdisciplinary
dc.subject.keyword novice makers
dc.identifier.urn URN:NBN:fi:aalto-202009255513
dc.identifier.doi 10.21606/drs.2020.229
dc.type.version acceptedVersion

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