Tarcan / Exploring a Craft-Design Relationship Through Felting

Exploring a Craft-Design Relationship Through Felting A Process of Making-with Elements of Traditional and Contemporary Culture

Author: Berilsu Tarcan, Norwegian University of Science and Technology

Supervisor: Ida Nilstad Pettersen, Associate Professor, Norwegian University of Science and Technology; Ferne Leigh Edwards, Postdoc Fellow Dr., Norwegian University of Science and Technology; Trond Are Øritsland, Associate Professor, Norwegian University of Science and Technology

Research stage: intermediate doctoral stage

Category: Artefact

DDR Statement

Design-driven research is a significant part of the project. Posthumanist research is usually done from theoretical perspectives, therefore there is a need to address posthumanist approaches from applied and practice-related fields. In this study, posthumanism is addressed through design and craft relationships, which are fields closer to practice-based or practice-led research. Consequently, this study proposes that design and craft relationship can be studied from posthumanist perspectives, and this would be significant in defining a research domain that is primarily looked at from theory. Furthermore, the project proposes that doing practice-based and design-driven research will facilitate in theorizing a process of making within the environment.