Motivations and intentions : a case study of design-led activism

Franz, Jill M., Gillett, Coral, Hannaford, Robert, & Wright, Natalie (2010) Motivations and intentions : a case study of design-led activism. In Edquist, Harriet & Vaughan, Laurene (Eds.) Alternative Practices in Design : The Collective - Past, Present & Future : Symposium Proceedings 2010, RMIT Publishing: Design Research Institute, Melbourne, RMIT, Victoria, pp. 70-84.

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With a focus on intention and motivation, this paper describes a study involving three organisational communities and their collective effort to develop and provide more inclusive housing for people with disabilities and their families. While many studies, such as that by Rocha & Miles (2009), focus on commercial organisations, and sustainability from an economic perspective, this study involves a not-for-profit organisation (the accommodation and service provider) as well as a research organisation and a design action group volunteering their services free of charge. From this pro-bono context, the paper describes a case study that explores the nature of the collective as a basis for creative practice and political activism and the theoretical implications and wider application in terms of emerging research in the area of collaborative entrepreneurship and design activism.

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ID Code: 40514
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
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Keywords: Collective, Motivations, Design Activism
ISBN: 9781921426674
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > BUILT ENVIRONMENT AND DESIGN (120000) > ARCHITECTURE (120100) > Architectural Design (120101)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > BUILT ENVIRONMENT AND DESIGN (120000) > ARCHITECTURE (120100) > Interior Design (120106)
Divisions: Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Built Environment and Engineering
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Creative Industries Faculty
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2010 RMIT University/Design Research Institute
Copyright Statement: All rights reserved. Except for the quotation of short passages for the purposes of criticism and review, no part of this publication may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system, or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording, or otherwise, without prior permission of the publisher.
Deposited On: 07 Apr 2011 05:45
Last Modified: 24 Jun 2017 14:34

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