Studying Material Interactions to Facilitate a Sense of Being with the World

Bilge Aktas, Camilla Groth

Tutkimustuotos: Artikkeli kirjassa/konferenssijulkaisussaConference contributionScientificvertaisarvioitu

67 Lataukset (Pure)


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.
OtsikkoProceedings of DRS2020
KustantajaDesign Research Society
ISBN (elektroninen)978-1-912294-40-4
DOI - pysyväislinkit
TilaJulkaistu - elokuuta 2020
OKM-julkaisutyyppiA4 Artikkeli konferenssijulkaisuussa
TapahtumaDesign Research Society International Conference - Virtual, Online, Austraalia
Kesto: 11 elokuuta 202014 elokuuta 2020


NimiProceedings of DRS
ISSN (elektroninen)2398-3132


ConferenceDesign Research Society International Conference
KaupunkiVirtual, Online
MuuVirtual Conference

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