Exploring Power with Object Theatre

Merja Ryöppy, Salu Ylirisku, Eva Knutz

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This paper explores Object Theatre as an approach to address power in design. We understand power as a relational activity that emerges and is upheld through particular ways of relating (Elias, 1991; Stacey, 2007). The spontaneity in participant actions through Object Theatre exercises renders processes of relating tangible and negotiable. In this study Object Theatre was applied in exploration of a new walking aid for elderly people. We argue that the shift in perspective that Object Theatre allows designers to achieve can be effectively harnessed to explore issues arising from power relating amongst people – and between people and objects.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the NORDES 2017 Conference
Number of pages7
Publication dateJun 2017
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2017
Event7th Nordic Design Research Conference - AHO, Oslo, Norway
Duration: 15. Jun 201717. Jun 2017
Conference number: 7
http://www.nordes.org/nordes2017/

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Conference7th Nordic Design Research Conference
Number7
LocationAHO
CountryNorway
CityOslo
Period15/06/201717/06/2017
Internet address
SeriesNordic Design Research
Number7
ISSN1604-9705

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Ryöppy, M., Ylirisku, S., & Knutz, E. (2017). Exploring Power with Object Theatre. In Proceedings of the NORDES 2017 Conference Nordic Design Research, No. 7
Ryöppy, Merja ; Ylirisku, Salu ; Knutz, Eva . / Exploring Power with Object Theatre. Proceedings of the NORDES 2017 Conference. 2017. (Nordic Design Research; No. 7).
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