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Dissecting as a Method in Micro-Utopianism
Linnaeus University, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Department of Design.
2018 (English)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor of Fine Arts), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis [Artistic work]
Abstract [en]

This BA thesis is about an attempt to explore micro-utopianism through design, an investigation that seeks which driving forces come into play in a search for a better place. In comparison to conventional utopianism, I will give my insights about why micro-utopianism should instead be practiced as an alternative approach to the subject. It is more about the process, exploring, imagining and experimenting rather than constituting a perfect place. The way I chose to go about this was through participatory design, which is a discipline that involves the stakeholders throughout the whole design process and beyond. I will also talk about dissecting as a design method and how I tried this out to explore micro-utopianism. To do this, the participants and I conducted two workshops so that, together with the participants, we could have a space where our imagination could ‘gestalta’ (or ‘exterpret’) thoughts of critique and opportunities. The two workshops were targeting different age groups: in the first one mainly adults participated and the second workshop was with youth. This will give you an insight of how dissecting can be applied to stimulate the utopian impulse using the power of imagination.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2018. , p. 24
Keywords [en]
Micro-utopia, Dissecting, Participatory design, Utopian impulse, Power of imagination
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Design
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URN: urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-77027OAI: oai:DiVA.org:lnu-77027DiVA, id: diva2:1236010
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Design
Educational program
Design + Change, 180 hp
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Available from: 2018-08-15 Created: 2018-07-30 Last updated: 2018-08-15Bibliographically approved

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