05 novembre 2008

My future research

Already in my doctorial thesis, I mentioned my intention of writing a handbook facilitating understanding by mentally visualising affective sustainability. Through a series of workshops, seminars and conferences I have had the opportunity to refine affective sustainability as a concept and further develop the characteristics of this quality and possible ways to arrive at these through design. This research is now entering its final phase with another series of workshops with practising designers and MA design students but also... [Lire la suite]
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05 novembre 2008

Designboost 2008 and retrospective

Designboost 2008 'Long Live the City', the second version of Designboost, took place in Malmö October 15 - 17. As the name suggests, this year's event focused the city: how to promote its wellbeing and ensure a development which regards as many sustainable criteria as possible. The subheading wrote: 'A city has to first hand make use of its inherent capacity to be sustainable'. Any development mainly founded on resources claimed from elsewhere could be a showcase of 'sustaining the unsustainable'. However, there is one important... [Lire la suite]
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12 octobre 2008

Design & Emotion Conference 2008

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08 août 2008

'Undisciplined', DRS Conference 2008

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01 août 2008

The seminar July 8 is now behind us ...

'Introducing the affective in sustainable design.'  The seminar at Central Saint Martins on July 8 is now behind us. A full room is always inspiring for speakers as well as participants and the conference room had now empty chairs to offer. Unfortunately Mathilda Tham fell ill the day before the seminar and could not be there to inspire! However, her talk is in full part of the enclosed summary. The seminar day developed into something of a workshop where participants felt free to ask questions and make... [Lire la suite]
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01 août 2008

The poster exhibition of the seminar July 8

The poster exhibition at the seminar presented four projects: 'Fit for a kid' by Paul Blease (unfortunaely wrongly spelt - Bleg - in the programme due to an e-mail address) 'Celia. Tap and water consumption'  by Alessandra de Simone 'The Other Side' by Yu Zhao 'Inane Systems' by Ryan Dunn  The projects are described in the 'impressions' part of the summary. For individual abstract of these projects, please contact me! Kristina Börjesson kristina@borjesson-mk.se
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08 mars 2008

Cumulus Kyoto 2008, Japan

This paper will be part of the proceedings for Cumulus Kyoto 2008, March 28-31. The confusion concerning timelessness. Does the everyday interpretation of the notion at all promote sustainable living? Kristina Borjesson Prologue. This paper is mainly based on research conducted for my PhD project: The Affective Sustainability of Objects. (Borjesson 2006). Post-doctoral research including continued studies, workshops and seminars has since allowed for advanced conclusions. Introduction. Though... [Lire la suite]
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08 mars 2008

Conclusion of Designboost 2007

Conclusions of Designboost 2007. Applying a general view … In discussions concerning sustainability there is always we and them. But all of us have dual roles: privately we and professionally them and of course also the reverse. To refer a question to them is actually to refer it back to ourselves Conclusion: there is no such thing as …. “we cannot do anything until they have done …..” No company, organisation or institution – and individual for that matter – can escape their... [Lire la suite]
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08 mars 2008

Article for Designboost 2007

To aim at the affectively sustainable is to look for the hidden obvious in an object. The limits of rational thinking? Most designers share at least one vision: to contribute to real development rather than to design merely another. My vision as a researcher is to provide designers with new or newly combined knowledge, which have a chance to facilitate their mission. Knowledge, in my meaning of the term, is also consciousness: to put in doubt and rethink as also to look beyond the rational, to see the potential of the... [Lire la suite]
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28 juin 2007

My vision

To aim at the affectively sustainable is to look for the hidden obvious in an object. Most designers share at least one vision: to contribute to real development rather than to design merely another. My vision as a researcher is to provide designers with new or newly combined knowledge, which have a chance to facilitate their mission. Knowledge, in my meaning of the term, is also consciousness: to put in doubt and rethink as also to look beyond the rational. Irrational problems have been the subject of much analysis. In 1973... [Lire la suite]
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