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Introduction

Johan Redström

Johan Redström is Professor and Research Director at Umeå Institute of Design, Sweden, and previously Design Director at the Interactive Institute. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Heather Wiltse

Heather Wiltse is Assistant Professor at the Umeå Institute of Design, Sweden. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Changing Things : The Future of Objects in a Digital World

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2019

Book Chapter

...We are surrounded by things. It is hard to think of any moment of life in which we are not using or at least around artifacts designed and produced by humans. Acquiring, configuring, arranging, repurposing, and eventually disposing...

Industrial Design (1954–2010)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...The gathering momentum of the American industrial design profession in the postwar period suggested to New York publisher Charles Whitney the need for a new trade magazine devoted to the concerns of this new breed of designers...

International Design Alliance (IDA) (2003–13)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...The International Design Alliance (IDA) was a project between a number of the international organizations that represented aspects of the design world. The founding partners ICSID and ICOGRADA created the IDA in September 2003...

Shanghai Expo (2010)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 3

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...Expo 2010 Shanghai, China, believed to be the largest and most expensive exposition in history, was held from May 1 to October 31, 2010. The site was held on a regenerated, formerly run-down industrial site of more than 5.2 square...
...Introduction The remarkable ascendance of design over the past three decades has been met by its extension into novel forms of creative...
...‘Can you make your own job?’ the mayor of Rockford, Illinois, asked of unemployed people in his city (Ludwig 2013). Mayor Larry Morrissey has partnered with the online craft marketplace Etsy to retrain people in the city to make their own...

Assembling an Analytic Playlist

Johan Redström

Johan Redström is Professor and Research Director at Umeå Institute of Design, Sweden, and previously Design Director at the Interactive Institute. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Heather Wiltse

Heather Wiltse is Assistant Professor at the Umeå Institute of Design, Sweden. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Changing Things : The Future of Objects in a Digital World

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2019

Book Chapter

...Earlier in this book, we took a historical journey through technological developments using the simple act of pressing play to listen to music in order to see what is becoming of things. In what follows we will return to the example...

Between Concentration and Distraction

Flow : Interior, landscape and architecture in the era of liquid modernity

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2018

Book Chapter

...There can be a dualism falsely perceived in the famous essay by Walter Benjamin, which indicates that we experience art in a state of concentration and architecture in a state of distraction (Benjamin 1936). However, as Benjamin explains...

Crafting economies: Contemporary cultural economies of the handmade

Susan Luckman

Susan Luckman is Professor in Cultural Studies at the University of South Australia, Australia. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Nicola Thomas

Nicola Thomas is Associate Professor in Cultural Historical Geography at the University of Exeter, UK. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Craft Economies

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

Book Chapter

...Craft Economies seeks to capture craft’s current ‘moment in the sun’ through an exploration of the configuration in ways craft intersects with debates, practices and worlds beyond craft making itself. We wish to locate this discussion...
...With the growth in the interest and value (both economic and emotional) attached to the notions of ‘crafted’, ‘handmade’ and ‘authentic’, the contemporary cultural and creative economies are experiencing a period of significant growth....