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Devices. On Hospitality, Hostility and Design


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Title: Devices. On Hospitality, Hostility and Design
Authors: Avila, Martin
E-mail: martin.avila@konstfack.se
Issue Date: 14-Mar-2012
University: Göteborgs universitet. Konstnärliga fakulteten
University of Gothenburg. Faculty of Fine, Applied and Performing Arts
Institution: School of Design and Crafts ; Högskolan för design och konsthantverk (HDK)
Date of Defence: 2012-04-20
Disputation: Fredagen den 20 april 2012, kl 13.00, Glashuset, Konsthögskolan Valand, ingång från Chalmersgatan, Göteborg
Degree: Doctor of Philosophy
Publication type: Doctoral thesis
Series/Report no.: ArtMonitor
33
Keywords: Device
hospitality
hostility
design
languaging
accident
ecology
symbiosis
autopoiesis
umwelt
Abstract: This thesis studies and speculates upon the interrelations of artefacts with human and nonhuman agents. These interrelations form assemblages, some of which have emergent properties, becoming manifestations of processes that we cannot fully control or understand. The work started by exploring the theme of hospitality and hostility with the ambition to better understand the ecological complexity of the design process and its results. As an assemblage, this work combines different literary, phil... more
Description of project: An exhibition in Glashuset is included in the public defence.
ISBN: 978-91-979993-0-4
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2077/28925
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Doctoral Theses / Doktorsavhandlingar Högskolan för design och konsthantverk
Doctoral Theses from University of Gothenburg / Doktorsavhandlingar från Göteborgs universitet

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