Designers by any other name: exploring the sociomaterial practices of vernacular garment menders

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Abstrakti

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.
AlkuperäiskieliEnglanti
OtsikkoProceedings of DRS 2018
AlaotsikkoCatalyst
ToimittajatCristiano Storni, Keelin Leahy, Muireann McMahon, Peter Lloyd, Erik Bohemia
JulkaisupaikkaLondon
KustantajaDesign Research Society
Sivut1731-1746
Sivumäärä16
Vuosikerta4
ISBN (elektroninen)978-1-912294-19-0
DOI - pysyväislinkit
TilaJulkaistu - kesäkuuta 2018
OKM-julkaisutyyppiA4 Artikkeli konferenssijulkaisuussa
TapahtumaDesign Research Society International Conference - University of Limerick (UL) and Limerick School of Art and Design (LSAD) , Limerick, Irlanti
Kesto: 25 kesäkuuta 201828 kesäkuuta 2018
http://www.drs2018limerick.org/

Julkaisusarja

NimiDRS International Conference Series
ISSN (elektroninen)2398-3132

Conference

ConferenceDesign Research Society International Conference
LyhennettäDRS
MaaIrlanti
KaupunkiLimerick
Ajanjakso25/06/201828/06/2018
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    Durrani, M. (2018). Designers by any other name: exploring the sociomaterial practices of vernacular garment menders. teoksessa C. Storni, K. Leahy, M. McMahon, P. Lloyd, & E. Bohemia (Toimittajat), Proceedings of DRS 2018: Catalyst (Vuosikerta 4, Sivut 1731-1746). (DRS International Conference Series). London: Design Research Society. https://doi.org/10.21606/drs.2018.495