Design as a socio-material practice: reflections on the Emotional Fit collective fashion enquiry

Katherine Townsend, Ania Sadkowska, Jackie Goode, Juliana Sissons, Karen Harrigan

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference proceeding

Abstract

This paper reflects on the Emotional Fit research group’s experiences of working together on an experimental, collective fashion enquiry through sharing individual and group knowledge, skills and ultimately facilitating conditions for creative socio-material encounters [1]. Underpinned by the methodological framework of participatory research, with its focus on action, reflection and collaboration, a group of fashion and textile research practitioners are undertaking a practice-led project with a local group of mature women [2]. The underlying aim of the research is to more fully understand the phenomenological experiences of older consumers by exploring new artistic possibilities [3] for them to express and realize some of their fashion needs and expectations. The paper, comprises a number of different voices of members of the collaborative team, who reflect on what happens when you put a group of older women interested in fashion together with a group of researchers in an academic creative environment.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of Everything and Everybody as Material: Beyond Fashion Design Methods Conference and Exhibition, Swedish School of Textiles, Borås, Sweden, 7-9 June 2017
PublisherRMIT University
Pages190-199
Number of pages10
ISBN (Print)9789188269799
Publication statusPublished - 2017
EventEverything and Everybody as Material: Beyond Fashion Design Methods - The Swedish School of Textiles, Borås, Sweden
Duration: 7 Jun 20179 Jun 2017
http://everythingeverybodyasmaterial.com/

Conference

ConferenceEverything and Everybody as Material: Beyond Fashion Design Methods
Abbreviated titleEEM2017
CountrySweden
CityBorås
Period7/06/179/06/17
Internet address

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  • Research Output

    • 1 Conference proceeding
    • 1 Paper
    • 1 Exhibition

    Co-designing, co-experiencing, co-authoring: blurring the lines in participatory research

    Sadkowska, A., Townsend, K. & Goode, J., Jan 2017.

    Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

  • Trying it on: Searching for emotional fit

    Townsend, K., Sadkowska, A. & Boxall, J., Jun 2017, (Accepted/In press)

    Research output: Practice-Based and Non-textual ResearchExhibition

  • Ageing Youth: Redesigning fashion with a new demographic

    Sadkowska, A., Townsend, K., Sissons, J. & Harrigan, K., Dec 2016, COLLEGE OF CREATIVE ARTS, MASSEY UNIVERSITY, WELLINGTON, NZ.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference proceeding

  • Cite this

    Townsend, K., Sadkowska, A., Goode, J., Sissons, J., & Harrigan, K. (2017). Design as a socio-material practice: reflections on the Emotional Fit collective fashion enquiry. In Proceedings of Everything and Everybody as Material: Beyond Fashion Design Methods Conference and Exhibition, Swedish School of Textiles, Borås, Sweden, 7-9 June 2017 (pp. 190-199). RMIT University.