Interventionist Speculation

  • Morten Krogh Petersen (Participant)

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Design is evidently centered on intervention due to its focus on creating attractive visions for the future, but anthropology too, is essentially intervening in the worlds and lives of the people under study. Interventions in experimental design research are increasingly viewed as an action research method, which enables new forms of experience, awareness, and dialogue to emerge. Interventionist speculation appears as a productive line of connection between design and anthropology. What happens when conventional design methods such as sketching, visualization and prototyping are used to raise new ethnographic questions? Can the particular staging of new possibilities be seen as a new mode of ethnographic inquiry into people’s concerns, aspirations, and imaginative horizons? How can interventions serve as a research method, i.e. as a proper occasion for knowledge production?
Period14 Aug 201415 Aug 2014
Event typeSeminar
LocationCopenhagen, DenmarkShow on map