A crafting of potentials

Kyle Kilbourn

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Abstract

In the movement from understanding the past towards creating the future design anthropology, as a discipline, will turn from one with archival qualities to one endowed with potentials for change. One challenge facing design anthropology is how to show relevance for theory generation while also incorporating critique as a way to open up the design space in meaningful ways. To consider theory as a form of practice is to explore how one practices theory. Instead of a textual form that reframes our perceptions, theory becomes experiential and in this way changes our actions. The Schönian notion of seeing-as is complemented by designing for as design anthropologists stage design workshops, span knowledge traditions, and make design moves. Reflecting on my own research process, I trace a few research tools that underline the craft of design anthropology.
Original languageEnglish
Publication date25. Aug 2010
Number of pages10
Publication statusPublished - 25. Aug 2010
EventEuropean Association of Social Anthropologists, EASA 2010, Crisis and Imagination : Design anthropology: intertwining different timelines, scales and movements - Maynooth, Ireland
Duration: 24. Aug 201027. Aug 2010
Conference number: W047

Conference

ConferenceEuropean Association of Social Anthropologists, EASA 2010, Crisis and Imagination : Design anthropology: intertwining different timelines, scales and movements
NumberW047
CountryIreland
CityMaynooth
Period24/08/201027/08/2010
OtherPanel Convenors: Wendy Gunn, Associate Professor of Design Anthropology, University of Southern Denmark Ton Otto, Professor of Anthropology and Ethnography, Department of Anthropology and Ethnography, University of Aarhus Rachel Charlotte Smith, PhD researcher, Department of Anthropology and Ethnography, University of Aarhus

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Paper at the workshop "Design anthropology: Intertwining different timelines, scales and movements"

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Kilbourn, K. (2010). A crafting of potentials. Paper presented at European Association of Social Anthropologists, EASA 2010, Crisis and Imagination : Design anthropology: intertwining different timelines, scales and movements, Maynooth, Ireland.
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