Threads - A Mobile Sewing Circle: Making Private Matters Public in Temporary Assemblies

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Publication Conference Paper, peer reviewed
Title Threads - A Mobile Sewing Circle: Making Private Matters Public in Temporary Assemblies
Author(s) Lindström, Kristina ; Ståhl, Åsa
Date 2010
English abstract
In this paper we propose temporary assemblies where the sharing of stories and concerns are facilitated. Possible challenges and characteristics of such temporary assemblies will be discussed through the project Threads - a Mobile Sewing Circle, which is designed in order to support conversations in relation to everyday use of ICT as well as in relation to other means of communication. The participants do not necessarily belong to an already existing community and do not need to reach a consensus. The discussion in this paper will focus on how the design of Threads allows and encourages the participants to bring past lived experiences to the table, as well as how the act of participating in the sewing circle brings out new concerns. Despite the transient character of this assembly we will also look at how the things produced in the sewing circle might support longer-lasting, future conversations.
DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.1145/1900441.1900459 (link to publisher's fulltext)
Publisher ACM
Host/Issue Proceedings of the 11th Biennial Participatory Design Conference;PDC '10
ISBN 978-1-4503-0131-2
Pages 121-130
Language eng (iso)
Subject(s) participation
assemblies
sewing circle
design experiment
Humanities/Social Sciences
Research Subject Categories::INTERDISCIPLINARY RESEARCH AREAS
Note PDC 2010: 11th Biennial Participatory Design Conference; Sydney, NSW, Australia; 29th November-3rd December 2010
Handle http://hdl.handle.net/2043/11820 (link to this page)
Link http://www.pdc2010.org/ (external link to related web page)

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