When Philosophy and Performance become Design Materials Keynote

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Susan Kozel presented a Keynote on re-enactment and affect as materiality for the “everything and everybody as material: beyond fashion design methods” conference coordinated by the Swedish School of Textiles and the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology on 7-9 June 2017 at the University of Borås.

Abstract —

When Philosophy and Performance become Design Materials

Can we re-enact the experiences and histories of others? Are there ethical implications when affect becomes a design material? Can dance improvisation refine and expand the performative methods already used in interaction design?

These questions are starting points for this keynote emphasizing the applied qualities of performativity and phenomenology, where ‘applied’ refers to the potential for practical and material performances of bodies, memories, and data.

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