DIY as Resistance

ATKINSON, Paul (2017). DIY as Resistance. In: Making and Unmaking the Environment, University of Oslo, Norway, 7-9 Seoptember 2017. (Unpublished)

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Do-It-Yourself is an activity carried out by huge numbers of people across an enormous range of interests and for a variety of reasons. For some people, though, the act of DIY design embodies an element of resistance: a rejection of mainstream product manufacture that emphasises unsustainable perpetual perfection through planned, stylistic or technical obsolescence, in favour of a more personal, individual and ‘authentic’ experience of objects imbued with feeling and emotion, personal investment or memory as a more intrinsic part of the constructed self.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Research Institute, Centre or Group: Cultural Communication and Computing Research Institute > Art and Design Research Centre
Depositing User: Paul Atkinson
Date Deposited: 05 Jan 2018 11:28
Last Modified: 06 Jan 2018 17:31

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