• In between breaths: Memories, stories, and otherwise design histories

Cheang, Sarah, Irani, Katie, Rezende, Livia ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-5415-0416 and Suterwalla, Shehnaz, 2023, Journal Article, In between breaths: Memories, stories, and otherwise design histories Journal of Design History, 36 (2). pp. 175-196. ISSN 1741-7279

Abstract or Description:

Decolonial approaches foreground the necessity for design historians to rethink their methodologies and terms of debate to recognize the impact of colonial legacies. Only then is it possible to make changes toward social and cognitive justice. This piece explores new models for working collectively with history and memory across oral registers to include the colloquial and moments of pause, of taking breath. In mid-2020, four design historians teamed up to develop experimental, multimedia methods of working to explore new critical design histories. By using “otherwise” methods to look, listen, and read closely, this piece foregrounds the making of space for new interpretations of thinking and writing. The tensions between memories, stories, and histories are interpreted and challenged using concepts such as breath, voice, palimpsest, circle and rhythm. Exploring translation, opacity, embodiment, positionality, and nonlinearity emerged as crucial to questioning the terms under which design history can be transformed.

Official URL: https://academic.oup.com/jdh/advance-article/doi/1...
Subjects: Creative Arts and Design > W900 Others in Creative Arts and Design
School or Centre: School of Arts & Humanities
Identification Number or DOI: https://doi.org/10.1093/jdh/epac038
Uncontrolled Keywords: Visual Arts; Performing Arts
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Date Deposited: 17 Apr 2023 09:01
Last Modified: 08 Sep 2023 10:52
URI: https://researchonline.rca.ac.uk/id/eprint/5302
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