Iron while still damp

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This exploratory paper looks into the relationship between people and the things they wear through the lenses of care and domestic labour. More specifically it addresses the practice of ironing and what it can offer to such relationships. The work collects data from wearers via deployed kits—containing a shirt and a diary—and a group discussion on the wearer-worn engagements. The results show that while little academic focus is given to domestic labour, ironing emerges as a practice that can
share understanding of what lies behind the visuality of garments. It suggests that designers and researchers invest in further exploring the practice of ironing as a valuable space for design.

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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationNordic Design Research Conference (NORDES 2019)
Subtitle of host publicationProceedings of the 8th Bi-Annual Nordic Design Research Society Conference - Who Cares? 2-4th of June 2019 Finland
Publication statusPublished - May 2019
MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
EventNordic Design Research Conference: WHO CARES? - Aalto University, Espoo, Finland
Duration: 2 Jun 20194 Jun 2019
Conference number: 8
https://nordes2019.aalto.fi/
https://nordes2019.aalto.fi

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NameNordic design research conference
PublisherNordic Design Research
Number8
ISSN (Electronic)1604-9705

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ConferenceNordic Design Research Conference
Abbreviated titleNORDES
CountryFinland
CityEspoo
Period02/06/201904/06/2019
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