Creative Innovation across Disciplines Seminar Series

The Filling in the Sandwich: Materiality as the End of Design Anthropology Work

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As part of the School of Art & Design's Creative Innovation across Disciplines Seminar Series, Dr Adam Drazin, UCL, presents: 'The Filling in the Sandwich: Materiality as the end of Design Anthropology Work, the Start, or the Bit in the Middle'.

  • From: Wednesday 8 March 2017, 12 am
  • To: Wednesday 8 March 2017, 12 am
  • Location: 24, Newton building, Main Entrance, Nottingham Trent University, City Campus, Goldsmith Street, Nottingham, NG1 4BU

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Event details

As part of the School of Art & Design's Creative Innovation across Disciplines Seminar Series, Dr Adam Drazin, UCL, presents: 'The Filling in the Sandwich: Materiality as the end of Design Anthropology Work, the Start, or the Bit in the Middle'.

This talk considers the role of anthropological and ethnographic work conducted in collaboration with designers, and what the material artefacts and representations arising from social research work can hope to achieve.

Lucy Suchman (2011) draws attention to design anthropology as an act of “relocation” between “situated knowledges”. Drawing on examples of ethnographic work conducted with designers, Dr Drazin will discuss the range of ways that materialities play a role in design work. Artefacts can attempt to 're-frame' people in terms of their understanding of their own contexts of living, and act as sites of friction between different stakeholders in design.

For any enquiries please contact the College of Art, Architecture, Design and Humanities Research Office by email or by telephone on +44 (0)115 848 2301.

Location details

Room/Building:

24, Newton building, Main Entrance

Address:

Nottingham Trent University
City Campus
Goldsmith Street
Nottingham
NG1 4BU

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