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  • 201.
    Roos, Hampus
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Department of Design.
    DEZK: Skrivbord och förvaring för små lägenheter2017Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    In this project I set out to favor people living in small spaces but who are in need of a substantial desk in their

    homes. With sketches, scale-models and interviews I explore what problems a student in Seoul, South Korea,

    experience and what role design can play in aiding his situation. I will describe how i choose materials, make

    decisions about the design of certain details and how I take an idea of a folding desk and realize it to create a

    mobile drawer unit with a foldable workspace. A workspace for sitting and working or for being a part of the

    drawers storage while also allowing the user to work standing up.

  • 202.
    Rosenlund, Felix
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Department of Design.
    Motorcykeln och dess framtid: -Ett koncept för en säkrare och miljövänligare motorcykel.2016Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    This paper focuses on the aspects of safety for the user of a motorcycle, why and how we ride, and how one can impact the general interest in motorcycles among a younger generation in Sweden today through design and technology. Further it stands to represent my own thoughts on the matter regarding what is the key element of attraction in a motor vehicle among young people today. This paper has worked as the base for my research during my bachelors’ thesis and also includes some of my personal thoughts surrounding my design process which ultimately resulted in a motorcycle concept aimed at the younger generations.

  • 203.
    Rossetti, Lavinia
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Department of Design.
    Super Air: The asthma inhaler for superheroes2015Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Nobody can live without oxygen. What happens when you have a chronic disorder that prevents the oxygen from reaching your lungs? This condition is called asthma and affects millions of people. Symptoms might be from a wheezing to a severe asthma attack with airways obstruction. It is difficult, above all for children, to accept a condition that might unexpectedly come anytime.

     

    The Super-air inhaler is thought as a Super Hero, the worship the child has for the Hero will make the child feel strong and he will not feel ashamed of using it when having an attack. The inhaler has also been designed to make it easy for the child to take his medicine during the day and at night time too.

  • 204.
    Rosén, Julia
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Department of Design.
    Det lilla samhället: Gestaltning av en plats genom ett textilt mönster.2013Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    Det lilla samhället är ett projekt som strävar efter att lyfta fram den lilla ortens fördelar. Med utgångspunkt i problemet med avfolkningen av mindre städer fokuserar detta projekt på det lilla samhället Hällefors i Västmanland. Projektet är ett försök att identifiera kommunens styrkor och resurser och på så vis stärka dess identitet. Slutresultatet utgör ett mönster på textil för kommunhusets lokaler i Hällefors.

  • 205.
    Runesson, Johanna
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Department of Design.
    Tack för lånet: En service där grannar kan låna verktyg och redskap i en gemensam bod2016Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 15 credits / 22,5 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Through methods from Service Design, a concept about renting tools commonly in the residential area Vikaholm in Växjö, has been developed. The service Tack för lånet! is based on a desire, both from me and from an increasing number of consumers, to go from the throwaway society to a sharing economy.

  • 206.
    Röjne, Sofia
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Department of Design.
    Lajkly: En webbplats för att prata med barn om trygghet på internet2017Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor of Fine Arts), 15 credits / 22,5 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Spending time online is today a natural part of everyday life for children. At the same time, the use of social media among children has led to extensive social issues like being exposed to violations, harassment and sexual abuse. This project therefore has the goal to design a website for children to teach methods for safer use of the internet and social media. The purpose of the project is to explore how graphic design for the web can be used for socially sustainable development. Based on selected theories and methods, I have come to the conclusion that through knowledge and dialogue on the subject the first step is taken in order to reach the goal of more sustainable internet habits for the young generation.

  • 207.
    Salinas, Miguel
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Department of Design.
    Creativity through interdisciplinary environments – improving innovation in students’ teams2018In: Cumulus Conference Proceedings Wuxi 2018: Diffused Transition & Design Opportunities / [ed] Zhang Linghao, Lam Yanyan, Xiao Dongjuan, Gong Miaosen, Shi Di, China: Jiangnan University , 2018, p. 419-430Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Creativity is a human activity focused on the generation of new ideas or production of new products. It requires an exploration of possible alternatives; the more the ideas the more the chances to find something completely new or radical. Thus, innovation’s focus is the implementation of creativity (Mumford, 2012).

    Training creativity processes in multidisciplinary students’ teams depends on the teams’ performance during both the divergent and convergent phases. Studies on effectivity in teams done among others by Kozlowski and Ilgen (2006), has showed that certain factors interrelated with a team’s performance, affect creativity and innovation. Paulus and Dzindolet have integrated these studies in a model summarizing these factors (Mumford, 2012). The framework enables an understanding of what restrains the divergent phase and helps developing strategies for improving the performance of multidisciplinary teams.

    Innovation through collaborative creativity in interdisciplinary environments has become one of the most important aspects for educating agents of sustainable change. Creativity and innovation depends on factors that influence the divergent phase, where fluency, flexibility and originality are expected within the divergent phase of a creative problem solving process (Mumford, 2012). The questions are: why students in multidisciplinary teams tends to end the divergent phase too early? What is affecting the teams’ creativity when different categories of knowledge are articulated. The goals of this study are to contribute with improving the interaction of different disciplines as well as to articulate what changes are necessary for improving creativity in a interdisciplinary environment as part of educational programs towards innovation.

    Using quality research methods data is gathered from courses’ evaluations, team member’s individual reflections and semi-structures interviews. The model suggested by Paulus and Dzindolet is used to distribute the data according to the parts related to the team, task and situational variables, and variables related to team processes. The interpretation of the data and the analysis of the patterns leads to conclusions which can improve the conditions in a multidisciplinary team while performing creative work in academy.

    The study shows certain conditions inherent to academy work are affecting the divergent phase such as conflicts in solving the task, as students’ focus in on both creativity for the projects and academic work at the same time; a too big teams’ workload and the writing of a report as a priority before creativity; the language barrier –differences in the English language proficiency as well as differences in the professional language of the members of a multidiciplinry team. The result have led to a revision of the educational program which now is implementing changes. 

    The study of collaborative creativity will continue researching the role of the teachers as leaders of interdisciplinary environments. Members in multidisciplinary team assume different roles but students not always can solve conflicts inside the team, affecting their motivation and performance during the creative phase. Thus the teachers’ academinc role needs to be completemented with the one of a leader using leadership practices that facilitate creativity and innovation (Puccio, 2011)

  • 208.
    Samson, Audrey
    et al.
    Critical Software Thing.
    Muldtofte, Lea
    Critical Software Thing.
    Soon, Winnie
    Critical Software Thing.
    Snodgrass, Eric
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Department of Design. Critical Software Thing.
    Gallardo, Francisco
    Critical Software Thing.
    Execution2018In: Posthuman Glossary / [ed] Rosa Braidotti, Maria Hlavajova, London: Bloomsbury Academic, 2018, p. 141-145Chapter in book (Refereed)
  • 209.
    Samuelsson, Rebecka
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Department of Design.
    Koncentration på kontoret: - Trivs vi bäst i öppna landskap? Förslag på en framtida lösning2016Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    I denna uppsats diskuteras hur man kan utföra koncentrerat arbete i ett öppet kontorslandskap på bästa sätt. Fokus har legat i att skapa en avskärmande produkt som underlättar arbete i en fokuszon, tillhörande ett öppet kontorslandskap på ett aktivitetsbaserat kontor. Olika distraktioner som kan uppstå i öppna kontorslandskap, samt vad som kan åtgärda dessa problem kommer också tas upp. Jag har fokuserat på distraktioner som ljud och rörelse men också kommit fram till att det är viktigt med ett personligt utrymme på arbetet. Projektet resulterade i en ljudabsorberande, skjutbar sidoskärm till skrivbordet. Produkten är ett resultat av ett samarbete mellan mig och företaget Frapett.

  • 210.
    Sandahl, Emelie
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Department of Design.
    Hållbar matfördelning i Malmö: Hemsida och visuell identitet för gräsrotsrörelsen Brödgruppen2017Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor of Fine Arts), 15 credits / 22,5 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    People are starving worldwide, while food is wasted and thrown away as garbage. This is neither socially, ecologically or economically sustainable. Brödgruppen is a detached part of Asylgruppen in Malmö, who made it their job to take care of bread otherwise thrown away from cafés and bakeries in Malmö. The bread is then handed out to people in need, often through different venues for newly arrived swedes. Brödgruppen works in a self-organized manner, meaning many of its members have experience as a refugee them selves. I helped Brödgruppen in their work through developing a visual identity and a website for them. The project aims to favor both internal and external communication for the organisation. My roll as a designer was to use as sustainable design methods as possible to lead a co-design project with the members of the group. 

  • 211.
    Sandberg, Fredrik
    et al.
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Department of Design.
    Westerlund, Bo
    Konstfack.
    Widmark, Erik
    Transformator Design AB.
    Andersson, Sophie
    Transformator Design AB.
    The struggles of co-creation: The highs and lows of involving stakeholders into the service design process2013In: Collaborative Systems for Reindustrialization: 14th IFIP WG 5.5 Working Conference on Virtual Enterprises, PRO-VE 2013, Dresden, Germany, September 30 – October 2, 2013, Proceedings / [ed] Luis M. Camarinha-Matos, Raimar J. Scherer, 2013, p. 415-422Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    This paper presents our experiences from a research project on how to co-develop new methods for idea generation within a service design practice. As an example the paper describes how service designers used two visual inquiry methods together with customers and employees in different service situations. The results show that that there is great potential in developing methods for co-design work based on design approaches. This project relies on a mindset where materials of different kinds, that can be organized and reorganized in different ways are used. This supports a way of creating knowledge that facilitates production of other results than the purely verbal. We have also realized that it requires a great amount of work to achieve a great result.

  • 212.
    Sasioglu, Martina
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Department of Design.
    Världens Garderob: Om hur Emmaus Björkå kan stärka sin insamlingsverksamhet och nå ut med sitt budskap2013Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
  • 213.
    Schmitz, Lennart
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Department of Design.
    Cars: The future is flexible2018Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Cars have been around for over a century and have grown to become an essential part of society with an increasing number of different models being sold and developed each year. Car manufacturers steadily expand the offered product portfolio and invent new market niches constantly. Often, this is not done to meet the customers’ expectations but rather to match and rival a competitor’s model lineup. The increase in model variety results in a significant increase in the complexity of production and manufacturing, more difficult and demanding work surrounding employees, and massive negative impacts on the environment. Not only are cars unsustainable in the way they are used, but also in the way they are produced. For a more sustainable future of and with cars to be possible, this practice of product portfolio expansion needs to be critically analyzed. It is, in my eyes, additionally necessary to evaluate the essence of the car industry, the car itself, and to re-think what defines a car. This paper critically analyzes the car industry and the production and development of cars, and it proposes an alternative to standard car design based on the idea and ability of speculative and critical design to highlight issues of today. The proposed concept is a speculative design alternative to car design, aiming to put sustainability and the customers back into the focus of car development, and discover what is possible, rather than probable, in the future of cars. The proposed concept aims at changing the understanding of cars and turns the car from being fixed and immutable into alterable and changeable objects, depending on the use-case and user. By analyzing manufacturing procedures and future trends, and interviewing experts from various disciplines, insights are used to evaluate the proposed alternative.

  • 214.
    Selimi, Fitim
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Department of Design.
    Roll, Duck, & Cover!: A collaboratively produced, critical game that generates a discussion around the visual representation of nuclear warfare in media2018Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor of Fine Arts), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    This research project explores how we can apply Emerging Design Landscapes such as Critical Design and Collective Creativity, in combination with traditional fields of visual communication to address societal challenges in cooperation with society.

    In particular, this paper aims to question the visual representation of nuclear warfare, and how we could utilize Peircean Semiotics to better understand set representation.

    The design outcome is a critical board game that at its core aims to create a discussion around the visual representation of nuclear warfare today and act as a learning platform that would help its user better understand the practice of semiosis. 

  • 215.
    Shao, Xinyue
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Department of Design.
    Age-ing Future Curious toolbox: Meta-design toolkit for activating elderly group and a sustainable ageing future2018Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor of Fine Arts), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    In the beginning of the 20th century, there were 87 million elderly people aged 65 and older. However, by the years 2030 and 2050, elderly people in China will rapidly growth to 243–252 million and 352–398 million, respectively. (Zeng, Y., 2010) The population aging transition will take place in China with this staggering rapidity, compared to European societies. Predictably, as for this aging pressure, Chinese society still needs more time to react to it. Ageing is not only a challenge for the society but also a big challenge for design. Along with the increasing numbers of the elderly, they cannot be ignored by design any more. The discussion here aspires to move the design mindset beyond accessibility or in other words ‘Design for disability’, and introduce ‘Design for capability’ as a process of social innovation. In the paper, the design research will focus on meta-design, as well as participatory design and social innovation as auxiliary research, for designing a ‘seed’ as a change agent. The ‘seed’, as a meta-design solution, can be described as ‘a shared design endeavor aimed at sustaining emergence, evolution and adaptation’ (Giaccardi, E., 2005). It offers a framework for both designers and users to change original mindsets in the practice. (Giaccardi, E., 2005) Furthermore, the following question will be carried through the whole research: how to reposition ourselves as designers on the intersection of meta-design, design for social innovation and participatory design? What is the design approach to generate tools that can encourage inactive elderly citizens as ‘passive receivers’ to transform as ‘active participants’? How can the tools studied here contribute in a synergic relationship within stakeholders as a mean to make elderly citizens’ urban living more sustainable in terms of participating, learning and expressing actively?

  • 216.
    shenoy, naina
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Department of Design.
    Culture of Care: Fostering Circularity of Furniture2019Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    The rate at which the human race is exhausting the planet’s resources, a transition from a

    linear economy to a circular economy has become necessary. More importantly the success

    of circular economy is dependent on the consumer’s everyday actions and practices. This

    project looks to contribute to that smooth transition at a consumer behavior level of furniture

    consumption through market actions. It specifically focuses on the sustainable consumption

    of the sofas to be able to collect data and actionable insights so that it can serve

    as an example that can be applied to all types of furniture.

    The project created a framework from literature review on consumer behavior of furniture,

    sustainability and circular economy. Furthermore, it used several design methods to collect

    and analyze the data, before arriving at the final design project. The resulting project is

    called the ‘culture of care’. Based on the collected actionable insights throughout the project,

    the culture of care project proposes several circular based market actions in the form of

    service design, product design and product-service design to maintain and repair sofas in

    the hands of the consumers.

  • 217.
    Shields, Lisa
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Department of Design.
    Growing with Care: Building care relationships to plan for food security2018Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor of Fine Arts), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    This project “Growing with Care” deals with the complex issues of food security, climate change, and building communities. Food is one of the most important aspects of life, it sustains us, it can bring us together and tears us apart. 

    This project is addressing the problem of the industrialisation of the agriculture system and the impact it’s had on our environment and society. It’s resulted in a society that’s almost completely disconnected from the food being eaten. 

    Metadesign will be used throughout the process of this project. Metadesign methods will be used to provide guidance, tools and support for participants to create their own change in the way they interact with their local food systems. It will be used to help participants form food communities in different cities.

    The solution suggested in this project, is to rebuild care relationships to soil and the natural elements in our food systems. For participants to grow more food in their local areas with embedded care methods and a conscious understanding that we are living in an interconnected world. 

    The outcome in this project is a toolkit in the form of a blog and booklet. It uses metadesign methods to provide participants with tools to deal with the problems that arose from the industrialisation of agriculture. It encourages the participants to create local change as a community, for a more secure food future.

  • 218.
    sigurdsson, joel
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Department of Design.
    Vardagsrummets framtid: sittytor och dess funktion2016Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    Hur vi interagerar tillsammans i vårt hem har alltid präglats av dåtidens framsteg. Idag ser vi nya stora innovationer i hur vi interagerar med omvärlden. Denna nya epok av människans långa sociala historia kommer sätta större krav på de artefakter som vi har i det vi kallar hem. I Uppsatsen tar jag en ansats till att besvara frågeställningen: Hur kan jag skapa en sittyta i hemmet som passar framtida normer? 

  • 219.
    Sjöholm, Klara
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Department of Design.
    Vad är det vi gör egentligen?: - ett projekt om social hållbarhet och tjänstedesign i det arbetsintegrerade sociala företaget2017Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor of Fine Arts), 15 credits / 22,5 HE creditsStudent thesis
  • 220.
    Snodgrass, Eric
    et al.
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Department of Design.
    Winnie, Soon
    Aarhus University, Denmark.
    API Practices and paradigms: Exploring the protocological parameters of APIs as key facilitators of sociotechnical forms of exchange2019In: First Monday, ISSN 1396-0466, E-ISSN 1396-0466, Vol. 24, no 2Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The use of application programming interfaces (APIs) to develop and design technological forms of structured exchanges is an increasingly prevalent practice at present, allowing data to be shared, automated, circulated and redistributed in wider computational culture. Despite acting as key infrastructural elements and connectors, the prominence and importance of APIs is still under recognised. Via a brief survey of the history of API development and then closer regulatory and technical analysis of the long standing, non-profit net.art generator (nag) (1997), this study aims to bring to the fore key sociotechnical elements of API design. Particular attention is given to protocological forms of control as these can be enacted through APIs via the regulations, terms of service and specific operational processes and affordances of fetching networked data. net.art generator uses the Google API and URL and specific attention is given to Google’s setting of terms for exchange. In doing so, we give a few suggestions for how anyone working with APIs might think through certain key questions around the creation and use of APIs, particularly in regards to the parameters of openness, accessibility and terms of inclusivity that APIs set upon practices of knowing, sharing, participation and exchange.

  • 221.
    Sobrino Rada, Gilma Sobrino
    et al.
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Department of Design.
    Warbrandt, Andrea
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Department of Design.
    #nofilter: En studie om vardagsretuschering på Instagram2015Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    The main theme of this essay was; How does Instagram affect their users when it comes to everyday retouching and today’s ideal of beauty, and are there any differences between age and gender?

    To answer this question, the everyday retouching of the Instagram users selfies (self-portrait) was investigated and charted, to see how it affecting today’s ideal of beauty.

     

    We used a quantitative method and conducted an empirical study that was rooted in the Encoding/Decoding-model of Stuart Hall, Gidden’s theory of structuration, Cooley’s ”looking-glass self”, Lippman’s triangle, together with previous research and a web survey that was targeted to a random selection of Instagram users. The study contained a total of 194 self-recruiting respondents. We deemed it necessary to conduct this study, as it addressed an important topic that might be linked to the current fixation on appearance and today's ideal of beauty.

     

    The results showed that Instagram has a particular impact on its users when it comes to everyday retouching. The majority of respondents used Instagram’s built-in tools for their editing/retouching process. Our results also showed that half of the women edited/retouched their selfies. About half of the men who responded to the web survey edited/retouched their selfies. The clearest result of the study was that younger individuals had a tendency to edit/retouch their selfies more frequently.

  • 222.
    Sofia, Hovemyr
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Department of Design.
    Tandglädje2013Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
  • 223.
    Sohrabi Kharazi, Mohammad
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Department of Design.
    Pedagogical toolkit: How the value of repair can be increased through resilience2018Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    In today’s society we buy, use and throw things away which has made waste an environmental problem which affects our planet negatively. To prevent further development of consumerism, sustainable movements must be made where society must climb up the ladder of waste hierarchy and start to integrate in preventing the production of waste. One way to manage and prevent waste is through changed consumer practices that encourage repair. As it seems the discussion about repair is a missing part in the Swedish structure about waste management. It is not a part of what children are being taugt and it is not a part of the ongoing discussion about environmental issues. The purpose with this thesis is to plant a seed of change among children and bring back the mindset where humanity integrate with the planet. The research question for this thesis is: “how can the value of repair be increased through resilience among children who are the future influencers?”. Through my research and methodology I decided to design a prototype of a pedagogical toolkit for kindergarten consisting of storytelling through a book and an interactive product. As a part of the design process, a workshop was performed where the core concept of my toolkit was tried out at a kindergarten. The workshop resulted in good management from the children of the content of the story and the interactive product. A pluralistic discussion about how they could help the main character Julia with the broken chair in relation to waste management occurred. The children were “nudged” through the story in the decisision making towards repair, which was the option they choosed. The prototype of my toolkit might not at this stage have resulted in actual increased knowledge about waste hierarchy and prevention of waste. However, according to my opinionen it has contribuited to an increased discussion about repair at the local place where I had my workshop. Hopefully the toolkit has started a thinking process in those children’s mindset and something new within the pedagogical aspects as regards sustainability and waste management. The value of repair can be increased through a pedagogical toolkit consisting of storytelling and an interactive part. Through my prototype of the toolkit a discussion about repair at local level has started. How this project will be developed will be left to the unknown and future explorations of the matter.

  • 224.
    Solomon, Lauren
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Department of Design.
    The Propagation of Imperial Indoctrination and Modern Day Oppression: The Philippines as Case Study2018Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor of Fine Arts), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    This study aims to investigate and analyse certain aspects regarding the current condition of the Philippines. Both of its culture and its polities, approached within perspectives of historical epochs of colonialism and its aftermaths regarding post-colonial discourse. The contemporary society of the Philippines has been deeply imprinted by its colonial legacies and left a profound mark on its culture, tradition and the development of its politics both from the institutional perspectives and international context. This project aims to confront some of the structural roots and causes that contribute to its national crisis such as mass poverty and the persisting oppression that permeates within the society of the Philippines, regarding its national identity and its global status as a former colony under western powers. The context of this project is about the enduring and uneasy relationship between the Philippines and the former western hegemonic powers, Spain in the late 15th century and the United States in the early 19th century, that have assumed territorial border in the archipelago. In which it has subsequently determined and consolidated, however constrained and inescapable, many of the historical, cultural and political formations that have influenced developmental trajectories in the Philippines Society.

  • 225.
    Steinbock, Eliza
    et al.
    Leiden University, The Netherlands.
    Sczcygielska, MariannaCentral European University, Hungary.Wagner, AnthonyLinnaeus University, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Department of Design.
    Tranimacies: intimate links between animal and trans* studies2017Collection (editor) (Refereed)
  • 226.
    Steinbock, Eliza
    et al.
    Leiden University, The Netherlands.
    Szczygielska, Marianna
    Central European University, Hungary.
    Wagner, Anthony
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Department of Design.
    THINKING LINKING2017In: Angelaki, ISSN 0969-725X, E-ISSN 1469-2899, Vol. 22, no 2, p. 1-10Article in journal (Refereed)
  • 227.
    Stenmark, Gustaf
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Department of Design.
    Barn i bil: Examensarbete hos Volvo Personvagnar2014Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    Syftet med uppsatsen är att beskriva projektets gång och redogöra de olika val som har gjort. I projektet har jag sammarbetat med Volvo personvagnari Göteborg där jag också har suttit och arbetat. Temat för hela projektet blev ”barn i bil” och sedan också förvaring. Utifrån detta temat tog jag sedan fram ett koncept och en produkt som ska passa i Volvos nya personbilar.  Här visas de metoder jag har andvänt mig av i min designprocess och vilka problem jag stötte på. Exempel på två metodes som jag har använt mig av är shadowing och benchmarking.

  • 228.
    Stenmarker, Philippa
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Department of Design.
    På väg: -Ett bidrag till lösning på storstäders miljöproblem-2017Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor of Fine Arts), 10 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    As of today, we live in a world with an increasing amount of air pollution. Through this project, my mission has been to contribute with a potential solution to the problem. I´ve chosen to delimitate the project to bigger cities, in which the problem is the most noticeable. Targeting the users of Brompton bike I have created a backpack, with a main purpose of storing the bike on your back, whilst commuting by public transport. By getting people to realise the possibility of public transport as a complement to biking, I hope this will help to achieve a substantial reduction in carbon dioxide emissions as well as a creating a better health of people in bigger cities.

     

    The backpack is a hard case made out of bamboo, with an inner bag of textile which expands whilst opening the zippers of the backpack, and have the capacity of containing the bike inside. This enables you to carry the bike on your back and have your hands free, while travelling by bus, trains, metro or boat.

  • 229.
    Sterte, Marie
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Department of Design.
    Preparing for loss2016In: Open Design for E-very-thing / [ed] Cecile Kung, Elita Lam, Yanki Lee, Tseung Kwan O: Hong Kong Design Institute and Cumulus International Association of Universities and Colleges of Art, Design and Media , 2016, p. 230-232Conference paper (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    We live in a global and digital world with many inhabitants on the move, far away from their homes, friends and loved ones. Family and friends have always gathered for mourning and support, graves have been taken care of in generations. But today it´s hard to take care of a grave far away and for many, death has become remote. My interest as a graphic designer focuses on the role of typography and graphic design in mourning; typical manifestations being the traditional inscriptions in stone on cemeteries. I started exploring the possibility of typography and graphic design supporting preparation for loss and mourning in a contemporary and future context of lives that are carried out across several places. I also wanted to enquire whether typography and graphic design could promote the ability to talk about death and loss in everyday life. This ongoing project has its base in the region of Småland, Sweden; with a small study also conducted in Hong Kong. The aims of the project are twofold: 1. To explore how design can help humans prepare for loss; 2. To explore how designers and mourners can design the funerals of the future with dignity and respect. Preparing for loss is vital not only in personal bereavement of loved ones, but also as we face unprecedented challenges to humanity, climate change, migrations – and loss of life as we know it.

  • 230.
    Stintzing, Johanna
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Department of Design.
    Glaset speglar dig: Hur identitet manifesteras genom artefakter2013Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 HE creditsStudent thesis
  • 231.
    Stoll, Luisa Marie
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Department of Design.
    Thin Skinned: Stories2019Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor of Fine Arts), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Everyone feels sensitive at times, but some people are more sensitive than others, the difference lays in their Nervous system and the way it processes information from the environment. Highly sensitive people simply have a “thinner skin”which means they react more strongly to stimulations of any kind. This can include external stimulations from their environment, and the people they’re surrounded by or internal stimulations like their own thoughts and emotions. Highly sensitive people also process stimulations and experiences longer and more deeply. A highly sensitive person is often associated with being weak and fragile but high sensitivity also has its benefits, as it enables you to feel more deeply and experience and appreciate even the smallest details-but of course it has its downsides too, as you also experience negative emotions and stimulations in a more intense and deep way. Sensory processing Sensitivity, which is the scientific term, is found in about 20 percent of humans, equally in male and female individuals and over 100 other species, but even though one out of five people lives with this personality trait, it is still not a very well known subject and doesn’t seem to be very accepted and valued in our society.

    My aim with this project is to shed light on the topic of high sensitivity by sharing the stories and personal experiences from highly sensitive people around the world in combination with my own artistic visualizations.

  • 232.
    Strömberg, Julia
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Department of Design.
    100 Years of Queer History: Letting the Past Influence the Future2018Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor of Fine Arts), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    This study is about the importance of queer history and how gaining knowledge of the past can affect our actions, including the changes we create for the future. In this study we shall elaborate further of its ­importance, while introducing how we chose to visually communicate queer history through design. We shall also shed light on the ­importance of having a intersectional analysis when creating a design project and ­analyse how past projects have either failed or succeeded in this. The ­conclusion of this study will exhibit the result of our design and how we as visual communicators can be a good ally towards the LGBTQ+ ­community.

  • 233.
    Ståhl, Ola
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Department of Design.
    Film2013 (ed. PoD)Book (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
  • 234.
    Ståhl, Ola
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Department of Design.
    Kafka and Deleuze/Guattari: Towards a Creative Critical Writing Practice2016In: Theory, Culture and Society. Explorations in Critical Social Science, ISSN 0263-2764, E-ISSN 1460-3616, Vol. 33, no 7-8, p. 221-235Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Drawing upon the work of Gilles Deleuze and Félix Guattari, in particular their writing on Franz Kafka, this article stakes out the ground for a creative critical writing practice beyond the confines of literature. Exploring the notion of writing in relation to affect constellations, what causes one to write, and expressions without content, how one begins to write, the argument put forth is that in rethinking the distinction Deleuze and Guattari tend to make between artistic practice and philosophical thought, a space is opened up for transversal lines that may cross between these fields in practices that are creative and critical and involve what Deleuze and Guattari refer to as aesthetic figures as well as conceptual personae. These practices, it is argued, provide a potential link between aesthetics, on the one hand, and ethics and politics, on the other.

  • 235.
    Ståhl, Ola
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Department of Design.
    Long Kesh: Site - Sign - Body2016In: Proceedings of DRS 2016, Design Research Society 50th Anniversary Conference / [ed] P. Lloyd & E. Bohemia, Brighton, 2016, Vol. 3, p. 1191-1202Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    This paper engages with the former prison at Long Kesh in Belfast, Northern Ireland, and, in particular, with the republican inmates’ protests in the 1970s and early 80s. Addressing the penal institution itself, its architecture, interior designs and the rituals implemented there, the paper argues these were not only designed but involved on-going design processes to which inmates responded by the developing a complex design practice involving the site itself as well as their bodies and the way these are made to signify within the semiotic regime of the penal institution.

  • 236.
    Ståhl, Ola
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Department of Design.
    Nicholas Thoburn, Anti-Book: On the Art and Politics of Radical Publishing (Minneapolis & London: University of Minnesota Press, 2016)2018In: Parallax, ISSN 1353-4645, E-ISSN 1460-700X, Vol. 24, no 4, p. 513-517Article, book review (Other academic)
  • 237.
    Ståhl, Ola
    et al.
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Department of Design.
    Hyltén-Cavallius, Sara
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Department of Design.
    "Rituals of Care"2016In: Open Design for E-very-thing: exploring new design purposes, 2016, p. 1-3Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    A fashionable term at the moment used to describe the world that we now inhabit is the geological concept 'the Anthropocene.' Although the validity of the concept within geological discourse remains contested, it seems to have become a common albeit loosely defined term for a geological era following the Holocene defined by the (detrimental) impact of humanity - the Anthropos of the Anthropocene - on the geological strata of the planet.

    Facing the Anthropocene, what we are called upon to do, is to find other ways of inhabiting our bodies - of being embodied - and other ways of collectively inhabiting the geosphere - of being, in a sense, embedded. This involves aesthetics and ethics; developing sensibilities, forms of attentiveness, and constructing, or designing, universes in which life can be sustained. In this task, the notion and practice of ritual, if retuned to face the Anthropocene, may come to play a most crucial role.

    If we consider the etymology of the word 'ritual,' from early 14th Century Latin ritus, and detach it from its religious context, what we get is a sense of 'observance' taking the form of 'ceremony' but also the form of 'customs' and 'usages'; to be observant of and attentive to a principle or decree, manifests itself in the ceremonial as well as in the everyday; in the funerals and weddings as well as in the daily custom of brushing of one's teeth, or the usage of utensils for food consumption.

    As for the origins of the Latin root itself, it has not been established with certainty. There is, however, a compelling argument linking it to a Proto-Indo-European word for 'reasoning' and 'counting;' two words that both involve a process of thought by which we make sense of the world.

    Arguably, ritual today has little to do with thought and reflection, and more to do with habits and traditions, often problematic ones, and with activities that we do precisely without thinking, such as brushing our teeth. It is as if the link between observance, attention, and reflective thought, on the one hand, and ceremony, custom and usage, on the other, has been severed. We are no longer attentive to the rituals that make up the texture of the universes in and through which we live.

    Now, our argument is not that we should return to a pastoral or archaic past where this would have been the case but we would like to propose two more speculative questions: First, what if we were to turn our thinking toward the rituals through which we construct a life in order to figure out what it is we are observant of and attentive to in the Anthropocene; what our ceremonies, customs and habitual uses of the things that surround actually mean? Second, what if we were to turn to ritual as a form of practical and speculative thinking in order to figure out how to construct universes for ourselves within the Anthropocene, in which life, in some fashion, can be sustained and enriched?

    Ritual would then, perhaps, become the site of an emerging ethics (in the Greek sense [ethos], as having to do with 'habitual character' or 'disposition', or better perhaps, 'ways of living') and an emerging aesthetics (again, in the Greek sense [aisthanesthai], as having to do with aesthesis, perception, or the development of sensibilities and forms of attentiveness). Developing sensibilities and practices of attentiveness, and constructing ways of life on the basis of embodied and embedded, attentive experiences; another word for this might be 'care.'

    Care is an interesting word that is often understood superficially in a sense closely associated with the word 'cure.' We care for the ill in order to restore them to health; we care for the poor by easing their suffering; we care for our children by offering them our protection and unconditional love. The two words 'care' and 'cure', however, have very different etymologies. Whereas the word 'cure' stems from a Latin root, cura, meaning 'healing, paying attention to,' the word 'care' has a Proto-Germanic root in a word that bears connotations such as 'lament,' 'loss,' and 'grief.' Residual use of the word in this sense can be found in phrases such as, 'she doesn't have a care in the world.'

    Within the context of the Anthropocene, 'care' becomes a very interesting choice of word as the configuration of an ethical, or ethicoaesthetic site for new ways of living is defined by a sense of irrevocable loss. We live through a period of likely extinction that will require us to fundamentally rethink our understanding of what it means to be human beyond the Anthropos. What we stand before, then, is the task of finding out what it may mean to live a certain kind of extinction. This is an ethicoaesthetic task, and it is one premised on a sense of loss. We do have a care (a loss, a grief, a lament) and we do need to start caring for (paying attention to) the geosphere within which we construct our universes and to those with whom we labour in order to do so. This involves practicing 'care' and not least experimenting with the design of rituals of care. 

  • 238.
    Ståhl, Ola
    et al.
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Department of Design.
    Tham, Mathilda
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Department of Design.
    Holtorf, Cornelius
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Department of Cultural Sciences.
    Towards a Post-Anthropocentric Speculative Archaeology (through Design): 2017In: Journal of Contemporary Archaeology, ISSN 2051-3429, E-ISSN 2051-3437, Vol. 4, no 2, p. 238-246Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    As disciplines and practices archaeology and design stand in an interesting relationship to one another. Whereas it is the business of designers to construct material and, at times, immaterial universes that can sustain life (or, as we shall see, destroy life), it is the business of archaeologists, in the traditional sense of the word, to look at the remnants of those universes and the traces of those who populated them in order to understand the past and the ways in which it resonates in the present and in our conception of our possible futures.

    This leads us to pose the following question: If an intimate relationship can be located at the interstitial space between archaeology and design, what might happen if we were to construct transversal lines between and across these disciplines, and what concepts would be required for us to do so?

    Drawing upon the concept of the Anthropocene – a concept opening up to precisely such transdisciplinary and transversal approaches – this article explores the notion of a post-anthropocentric speculative archaeology interweaving a theoretical line of thought and a performative, fictive trajectory.

  • 239.
    Ståhl, Åsa
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Department of Design.
    Smile, you're on 24 h CCTV!2018In: MirrorMe You / [ed] Helga Steppan, Malmö: Helga Steppan , 2018Chapter in book (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
  • 240.
    Ståhl, Åsa
    et al.
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Department of Design.
    Lindström, Kristina
    Malmö University, Sweden.
    Las políticas de invitar : Coarticulación de temas en torno a la participación pública en diseño: Politics of inviting : co-articulations of issues in designerly public engagement2017In: Diseña, ISSN 0718-8447, no 11, p. 110-121Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The article engages with the politics of inviting by proposing a shift in what we invite to, and when. Rather than inviting stakeholders to participate in design projects before use, the article argues for the value of inviting participants to take part in co-articulations of issues that arise in the course of the ongoing living with technologies. Based on two public engagement projects, it is shown how co-articulations emerge through a combination of invitations and responses by the participants. When the issue emerges more inventively is usually when the assumptions enacted through the invitations do not t well with how participants live with technologies. 

  • 241.
    Ståhl, Åsa
    et al.
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Department of Design.
    Tham, Mathilda
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Department of Design.
    Hyltén-Cavallius, Sara
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Department of Design.
    How can we critically & creatively engage with power in relations in collaborative design research?2017In: design + power : NORDES 2017: 7th Nordic Design Research Conference, 15-17 June 2017, AHO, Oslo, Norway : Book of Abstracts, Nordic Design Research , 2017, p. 17-17Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    This workshop explores power relations in collaborative design research. As co-creation is becoming more established and even something of a holy grail, it is important to revisit and further understandings of, for example, the limits to democracy in collaborative research and conflicting agendas. The workshop draws on ongoing research that explores housing needs and solutions at the intersection of an ageing population, students and migrants, and that engages multiple stakeholder groups in collaborative processes. The proposed workshop will stage an enactment of the research design, from invitation to analysis, with the workshop participants playing the different roles in the process. This will enable us, collaboratively, to critically and creatively engage with some concrete interfaces to power negotiations as well as the meta level of power dynamics in collaborative research.

    We will enrich our understandings of power relations by engaging with indigenous thinking, expressed as decolonizing methodologies. 

  • 242.
    Ståhl, Åsa
    et al.
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Department of Design.
    Tham, Mathilda
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Department of Design.
    Hyltén-Cavallius, Sara
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Department of Design.
    How can we critically & creatively engage with power relations in collaborative design research?2017In: Nordes 2017: Design + Power, 2017Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    This workshop explores power relations in collaborative design research. As co-creation is becoming more established and even something of a holy grail, it is important to revisit and further understandings of, for example, the limits to democracy in collaborative research and conflicting agendas. The workshop draws on ongoing research that explores housing needs and solutions at the intersection of an ageing population, students and migrants, and that engages multiple stakeholder groups in collaborative processes. The proposed workshop will stage an enactment of the research design, from invitation to analysis, with the workshop participants playing the different roles in the process. This will enable us, collaboratively, to critically and creatively engage with some concrete interfaces to power negotiations as well as the meta level of power dynamics in collaborative research. We will enrich our understandings of power relations by engaging with indigenous thinking, expressed as decolonizing methodologies. 

  • 243.
    Stålhand, Elin
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Department of Design.
    Uti stora skogen: En bilderbok för barn om svenska djur2015Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    My experience is that there are few children’s books about Swedish animals. We can most often find books about lions, giraffes and elephants. But where are the elks, hedgehogs or foxes?

    In the woods is a children’s picture book for children of age 3+. The book contains rhymes and illustrations portraying 10 different animals living in the Swedish forest.

    In an increasingly digital world it became important for me to create a printed book. I believe that books carry great value, and they can also be passed on to next generations.

    Hopefully, the book will present a part of the amazing nature that Sweden holds and through that awaken children’s interest in Swedish animals.

  • 244.
    Sundman, Eva
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Department of Design.
    Armaturer och belysning i konferensmiljö: Processbeskrivning av mitt kandidatexamensarbete på Produktdesignprogrammet i Pukeberg 20142014Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    Syftet med examensarbetet var att formge en armatur som är mer intressant än de som i huvudsak hänger i ett konferensrum. Att göra något som är spännande att betrakta som artefakt i sig, inte bara som ljuskälla.

    Men det var även viktigt för mig att se hur det är att arbeta som formgivare med ett företag.

    Min metod bestod av att undersöka verkliga konferensrum och prata med de som använder dem. Det viktiga var att utgå från användaren och platsen.

    I min prototyp använde jag plåt, men materialet är inte det viktiga i min produkt, tyngdpunkten ligger på dess form.

    I mitt skissande utgick jag från en bro, den i sin tur övergick till en vattenvåg som blev som en illusion – en armatur som är föränderlig beroende på var man står när man betraktar den.

    Resultatet, blev en för ögat, tilltalande armatur som i dubbel bemärkelse kan lysa upp ett konferensrum.

  • 245.
    Sunefors, Adam
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Department of Design.
    B_RD: Ljudabsorbenter och högtalare i restaurangmiljö2015Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 HE creditsStudent thesis
  • 246.
    Svensson, Louisa
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Department of Design.
    Kyrkkafé: Ett inredningsförslag till Pingstkyrkan i Kungälv2015Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    In this paper I have written about my project Church café, an interior design proposal for a Pentecostal Church in Kungälv. This proposal is based on the program, the needs and desires, drawn up after interviews with the Pentecostal Church and my own observations. This is the result of the question: How can I design a long-term interior proposal for a kitchen and café in the Pentecostal Church in Kungälv which promotes participation and affiliation, that facilitates relationship building and provides an opportunity for communion? Through research, interviews, design processes, floor plans, furnishing plans, wall setups, moodboard and figuration work, I have designed an interior proposal for a functional kitchen that meets the rules, requirements and wishes of the users as well as a café that meets the requirement of flexibility through various furnishing plans.

  • 247.
    Svensson, Magdalena
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Department of Design.
    UPPTÄCKTSFÄRDEN: En textil mönsterkollektion för salutogen omsorg2015Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    The purpose of this project is to design an understandable pattern collection for textiles. The textiles will be used in an newly built elderly carehome to give a more welcoming feeling and a pleasant indoor environment. My targetgroup is elderly, nurses and relatives. By working with both colorperception and comprehensible illustrations, that elderly easier understands, I hope the collection will bring memories back and that the pattern will be something to reflect about.

  • 248.
    Sweep, Femke
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Department of Design.
    The Future of Data Collection: A Speculative Design Inquiry Into the World ofPersonal Devices and Surveillance2018Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor of Fine Arts), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    This paper will investigate both modern and potential future methods of data collection and analysis. The research was conducted through qualitative research practices such as an autoethnographic recounting of a personal privacy scare on a mobile device, personal interviews regarding the individual’s own online data, and observed reactions to relevant instances regarding for instance surveillance apps. This research was done while considering a wide breadth of texts and articles relevant to the question of what things like dataveillance look like today, how they affect our lives and how they may take form in the future. This research finally culminates in the form of a short film in which these topics are framed in a speculative and somewhat more dystopian near future scenario

  • 249.
    Söderlund, Jennie
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Department of Design.
    Obekvämt Normalt: En kollektion interaktiva artefakter inspirerad av unga vuxnas psykiska ohälsa2016Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 15 credits / 22,5 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Young adults' mental health has tripled in the last 25 years and continues to increase. The young adults are very concerned about this extremely unsustainable development which is expected to become a major societal challenge. Mental illness is a complex and taboo subject that we rarely talk about , can design help people to feel, experience and understand mental illness and its consequences better?

    I have designed a collection of interactive artifacts that give experiences of young adults mental illness, hoping to draw attention to the subject and the factors contributing to the increase in mental health

  • 250.
    Tanuwijaya, Karina
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Department of Design. Swedish Institute.
    Whatever: Critical Fashion2015Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    In his book, Whatever, Michel Houellebeque wrote: “I observe right away that people generally go around in bands, or in little groups --- Next I notice that all these people seem satisfied with themselves and the world; it's astonishing, even a little frightening. They quietly saunter around, this one displaying a quizzical smile, that one a moronic look. Some of the youngsters are dressed in leather jackets with slogans borrowed from the more primitive kind of hard rock; you can read phrases on their backs like Kill them all!or Fuck and destroy!; but all commune in the certainty of passing an agreeable afternoon devoted primarily to consumerism, and thus to contributing to the consolidation of their being.”i

    The quote illustrates the condition of our current time where culture and meaning has been negated by the process of consumption. From the quote we can clearly see ambivalence towards identity. Houellebecq's book has captured perfectly the pervasive emptiness of human life.

    Fashion has always been a mirror of the society, and what does it says about our society today when fashion has turned so banal that it is almost impossible to tell one from another. What does it say about our society when people's identity changes as the season changes with exponential acelleration.

    The idea of this project is to create a critical commentary on how the fashion world and the world in general has changed. During the last decades, fashion changes so fast, seasons come and go and the old Spring/Summer, Fall/Winter collections are not enough anymore. Now we have Resort and Pre-Fall as an addition to the original instalment. Customers expect new goods at least every month if not every week. Trends changes so fast to the point if you observed a fashionista she will look schizophrenic because of how often she changes her persona. Fashion has ceased to become creative or critical. The pressure on commercialism has led the industry into a machine with no substance geared to churn up more products with little regards to creativity, sustainability and the environment. The direction this change is going is frankly alarming, yet, with all the rigid system and the pressure on commercialism there is only so much that one can do. Referring to Michel Houellebeqc and his book Whateverii, with this project I'm trying to bring more awareness to the

    state of our time.

    iMichel Houellebeqc, Paul Hammond (translator), Whatever, Serpent's Tail, London,1998

    iiMichel Houellebeqc, Paul Hammond (translator), Whatever, Serpent's Tail, London,1998

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