Local adequacy as a design strategy in place-based making

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A1 Alkuperäisartikkeli tieteellisessä aikakauslehdessä
Date
2022-01-02
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Language
en
Pages
20
115-134
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CODESIGN: INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF COCREATION IN DESIGN AND THE ARTS, Volume 18, issue 1
Abstract
This article examines continuing appropriation of products and materials through the term 'local adequacy' and provides an alternative perspective on grassroots strategies of exercising control over technology by (re)connecting with the place of its making and using. To observe and document these strategies, we examine areas with challenging natural and infrastructural conditions, where local inhabitants collectively undertake creative action for building a comfortable living environment. Three cases in remote areas of Russia show that local adequacy is formed though identities reflected in both practical and symbolic value of products, competences that allow products to be used, maintained, and upgraded; and materials through which makers are included in a broader economic and technological context.
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Remoteness, transport vehicle, grassroots, user community, DIY, Russia, USER, INNOVATION, INFORMATION, REMOTENESS
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Usenyuk-Kravchuk , S , Hyysalo , S & Raeva , A 2022 , ' Local adequacy as a design strategy in place-based making ' , CoDesign: International Journal of CoCreation in Design and the Arts , vol. 18 , no. 1 , pp. 115-134 . https://doi.org/10.1080/15710882.2021.2006720