Making private matters public in temporary assemblies

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Publication Article, peer reviewed scientific
Title Making private matters public in temporary assemblies
Author(s) Lindström, Kristina ; Ståhl, Åsa
Date 2012
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 information and communication technology as well as 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.
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Publisher Taylor & Francis
Host/Issue CoDesign: International Journal of CoCreation in Design and the Arts;2-3
Volume 8
ISSN 1571-0882
Pages 145-161
Language eng (iso)
Subject(s) participation
temporary assemblies
sewing circle
design experiment
Humanities/Social Sciences
Research Subject Categories::HUMANITIES and RELIGION
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