Which Worlds Are Held Together With Care?

Pennington, Sarah. 2019. 'Which Worlds Are Held Together With Care?'. In: Who Cares? 8th Biannual Nordic Design Research Society (Nordes) Conference. Aalto University, Finland 2–4 June 2019. [Conference or Workshop Item]

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Care has typically been associated with undervalued and gendered labour. When doing design research 'with care', I want to consider the stickiness of these associations, and what may be unintentionally held together through the approaches I have used in the production of work. Using a case study of an event that was set up to care for issues of sexism in design, I will discuss how ‘care work’, in this instance, assumed the reproduction of hetero-normative care paradigms. Using feminist voices from techno- science, I suggest that in order to use critical and careful processes in design research we need to consider what making with care might maintain or reproduce.

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2 June 2019Published
11 March 2019Accepted

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Aalto University, Finland

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2–4 June 2019

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