Object theatre in field studies

Merja Ryöppy, Sofus Bach Poulsen, Pavels Konstantinovs, Salu Ylirisku

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Abstract

This paper explores how Object Theatre can workas a means to facilitate social engagement andstorytelling in the early phases of participatorydesign field interviews. In the paper we draw onObject Theatre practice (Myatt & Watt, 2012) andon Theatre Improvisation (Johnstone, 1987) andpresent Object Interviews through two empiricalexamples. We address sensitive topics in researchinterviews with different participants by engagingthem through 1) Revised Object Probe and 2)Object Classroom Theatre. Object Interviewsfunction as mutual storytelling, interaction andimprovisation between those involved serving thediscovery of novel aspects to cover in design.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of Participatory Innovation Conference 2018
Publication date2018
Pages286-293
Publication statusPublished - 2018
Event5th Participatory Innovation Conference - Mälardalen University, Eskilstuna, Sweden
Duration: 11. Jan 201813. Jan 2018
Conference number: 5
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Conference5th Participatory Innovation Conference
Number5
LocationMälardalen University
CountrySweden
CityEskilstuna
Period11/01/201813/01/2018
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Ryöppy, M., Bach Poulsen, S., Konstantinovs, P., & Ylirisku, S. (2018). Object theatre in field studies. In Proceedings of Participatory Innovation Conference 2018 (pp. 286-293)