• Gender and agency: ‘Care’ as a facilitator for social change

Navarrete, Andrea, Gera, Krity ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-9341-3124 and Hasdell, Peter, 2022, Book Section, Gender and agency: ‘Care’ as a facilitator for social change In: Bruyns, Gerhard and Wei, Huaxin, (eds.) [ ] With Design: Reinventing Design Modes. Springer, Singapore. ISBN 978-981-19-4471-0

Abstract or Description:

The notion of 'care' represents a significant expanse of women's lives that has remained unacknowledged and has been treated with contempt within the existing capitalist and patriarchal context. Moreover, it has been predominantly associated with the home-based reproduction arena signifying oppression and has been neglected as a capacity. Corresponding to the IASDR 2021 theme of [Critical] Design Modes, this workshop intends to repurpose the language arising from the experiences of 'care' (from a feminist perspective) as an agency to critically inform theoretical discourse of design that promotes collaborative and bottom-up, citizen-centered practices at a societal level. This workshop will bring together participants from different backgrounds to reflect upon their experiences and perceptions of 'care' through participatory design methodologies to develop a conceptual framework that operates on non-hierarchical, informal, network-oriented participatory logics to guide alternate design approaches.

Official URL: https://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007/978-981-...
Subjects: Creative Arts and Design > W200 Design studies > W290 Design studies not elsewhere classified
School or Centre: School of Design
Identification Number or DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-19-4472-7_245
Uncontrolled Keywords: Gender studies; Design agency; Care; Alternative futures; Social design
Date Deposited: 24 Apr 2023 14:54
Last Modified: 06 Nov 2023 08:38
URI: https://researchonline.rca.ac.uk/id/eprint/5298
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