Motivations and Intentions : A Case Study of Design-Led Activism

Franz, Jill M., Gillett, Coral, Wright, Natalie, & Hannaford, Robert (2013) Motivations and Intentions : A Case Study of Design-Led Activism. In Vaikla-Poldma, Tiiu (Ed.) Meanings of Designed Spaces. Fairchild Books, New York & London, pp. 417-430.

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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: 68172
Item Type: Book Chapter
Additional Information: "This article was originally presented as a paper at the Alternative Practices in Design Symposium, Melbourne, Australia, July, 9, 20 I 0. We acknowledge RMIT Design Research Institute and RMIT Design Archives, the conveners of the symposium, and thank them for their permission to publish the paper in this book."
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Keywords: collective, motivations, design activism
ISBN: 9781609011451
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > BUILT ENVIRONMENT AND DESIGN (120000) > ARCHITECTURE (120100) > Interior Design (120106)
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Design
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Creative Industries Faculty
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