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Jönsson, L., Lindström, K., Lindkvist, C., Larsen, J. & Hillgren, P.-A. (2023). Grief and Hope in Transition: An orienteering guide. Skåne: Malmö universitet
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2023 (English)Book (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
Alternative title[sv]
Sorg & hopp i omställning : en orienteringsguide
Abstract [en]

In the project Grief and Hope in Transition, our approach to transition has been one of reorientation, a departure from the belief in new technologies as the solution to all kinds of problems, an attempt at deviation from modernity’s familiar territories and road maps. Together with people living in different rural areas in Sweden’s southern most landscape Scania, we formed a study group in future orienteering.

This book is an outcome of the collaborative work done to explore how to transition into becoming fossil-free and how to let go of optimism that places agency elsewhere (such as in others' roadmaps and tech-fixes). It describes how we through designerly ways have addressed the challenge of how to restore a sense of attachments and commitment to the unfolding of the future.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Skåne: Malmö universitet, 2023. p. 43
National Category
Social Sciences Interdisciplinary
Research subject
Interaktionsdesign
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mau:diva-66176 (URN)10.24834/isbn.9789178774197 (DOI)978-91-7877-419-7 (ISBN)
Funder
Swedish Research Council Formas, 2019-01996
Available from: 2024-02-29 Created: 2024-02-29 Last updated: 2024-03-11Bibliographically approved
Lindström, K., Jönsson, L., Lindkvist, C., Larsen, J. & Hillgren, P.-A. (2023). Sorg och Hopp i Omställning: En Orienteringsguide. Malmö: Malmö Universitet
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2023 (Swedish)Book (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.)) [Artistic work]
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Malmö: Malmö Universitet, 2023
National Category
Design
Research subject
Interaktionsdesign
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mau:diva-59441 (URN)10.24834/isbn.9789178773749 (DOI)978-91-7877-373-2 (ISBN)978-91-7877-374-9 (ISBN)
Funder
Swedish Research Council Formas, 2019-01996
Available from: 2023-05-09 Created: 2023-05-09 Last updated: 2023-06-08Bibliographically approved
Lindström, K. & Ståhl, Å. (2023). Un/Making the Plastic Straw: Designerly Inquiries into Disposability. Design and Culture, 15(3), 393-415
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2023 (English)In: Design and Culture, ISSN 1754-7075, E-ISSN 1754-7083, Vol. 15, no 3, p. 393-415Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This article proposes un/making as a designerly response to urgent environmental issues. By focusing on the simultaneous constructive and destructive aspects of design, this effort attempts to challenge design's dominant focus on making new things. The implications and potentialities of un/making are explored through a designerly inquiry into ongoing and emerging attempts to ban the plastic straw. Based on this inquiry, the article proposes an approach to un/making that is driven by speculative, what if questions, informed by the history of the plastic straw: from coming into being to becoming preferable and now emerging as a matter of concern. Through a series of speculative design artifacts, the authors articulate matters at stake in the un/making of the plastic straw. They also show how these matters are a stake in the un/making of disposability as part of a preferable future. Rather than proposing one preferable future, the article highlights the frictions that emerge in un/making.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Taylor & Francis, 2023
Keywords
design, unmaking, plastics, drinking straw, disposability, revival, speculative design
National Category
Design
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mau:diva-59497 (URN)10.1080/17547075.2023.2187080 (DOI)000963280400001 ()2-s2.0-85152374458 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2023-05-15 Created: 2023-05-15 Last updated: 2023-10-18Bibliographically approved
Laurien, T., Jönsson, L., Lilja, P., Lindström, K., Sandelin, E. & Ståhl, Å. (2022). An Emerging Posthumanist Design Landscape. In: Stefan Herbrechter; Ivan Callus; Manuela Rossini; Marija Grech: Megen de Bruin-Molé; Christopher John Müller (Ed.), Palgrave Handbook of Critical Posthumanism: . Palgrave Macmillan
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2022 (English)In: Palgrave Handbook of Critical Posthumanism / [ed] Stefan Herbrechter; Ivan Callus; Manuela Rossini; Marija Grech: Megen de Bruin-Molé; Christopher John Müller, Palgrave Macmillan, 2022Chapter in book (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

A designer is somebody who points, who designates, and gives directions. Design thereby has a direction into the future. What directions are designers pointing out if design is coupled with posthumanism? Posthumanism has come into being in a landscape of both ideas and design. That which has previously been designed and produced is coming back and it can help us point out harmful inequalities if we sharpen our observational tools and concepts.

“An Emerging Posthumanist Design Landscape” is an overflowing designated area for examples and thinking on compositions of design and critical posthumanism. It is a landscape in the making, yet scarred by previous design cultures and histories. As design researchers operating out of Scandinavian academia, we invite readers/travelers to meander through an emerging hybrid landscape and to make a few selected stops at the sites of our own recent design interventions. We articulate concepts, frictions, and opportunities sprouted in a sprawling and increasingly populated landscape of design and posthumanism. Posthumanist thinking questions and recharges fundamental design concepts and methods/approaches, e.g.: Who are the actors of posthumanist design? Where does it take place? What do we design? What materials do we use? How do we work? When does design take place? Why are compositions of design and critical posthumanism important undertakings? The responses to these questions sketch trajectories for further travels and the co-creation of an emerging posthumanist design landscape.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Palgrave Macmillan, 2022
National Category
Design
Research subject
Interaktionsdesign
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mau:diva-56592 (URN)10.1007/978-3-031-04958-3_42 (DOI)2-s2.0-85153996147 (Scopus ID)978-3-030-42681-1 (ISBN)978-3-030-42681-1 (ISBN)
Available from: 2022-12-12 Created: 2022-12-12 Last updated: 2023-12-12Bibliographically approved
Light, A., Gray, C. M., Lindström, K., Forlano, L., Lockton, D. & Speed, C. (2022). Designing transformative futures. In: : . Paper presented at DRS2022 July 25- July 23, Bilbao, Spain. Bilbao: Design Research Society
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2022 (English)Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

What makes the design of futures sufficiently transformative? Worldwide, people are aware of the need to change and keep changing to address eco-social challenges and their fall-out in an age of crises and transitions in climate, biodiversity, and health. Calls for climate justice and the development of eco-social sensibilities speak to the need for dynamic and provisional engagements. Such concerns raise age-old issues of inequality and colonialist destruction. Our designs carry the imprint of this current politics, wittingly or unwittingly, into worlds to come. This conversa- tion asked how might we respond fluidly to coming uncertainties, questioning our own practices to sow the seeds of more radical transformation, while recognizing the structural forces that can limit or temper opportunities for design activism. It was or- ganized in three quadrant exercises, which we also reflect upon.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Bilbao: Design Research Society, 2022
National Category
Design
Research subject
Interaktionsdesign
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mau:diva-56591 (URN)10.21606/drs.2022.896 (DOI)978-1-91229-457-2 (ISBN)
Conference
DRS2022 July 25- July 23, Bilbao, Spain
Funder
Swedish Research Council Formas, 2019-01996
Available from: 2022-12-12 Created: 2022-12-12 Last updated: 2023-09-07Bibliographically approved
Jönsson, L. & Lindström, K. (2022). Narrating ecological grief and hope through reproduction and translations. In: Lockton, D. ; Lenzi, S. ; Hekkert, P. ; Oak, A.; Sádaba, J.; Lloyd, P. (Ed.), DRS2022: Bilbao, 25thJune - 1st July, Bilbao, Spain, Design Research Society. Paper presented at DRS2022: Bilbao 25thJune - 1st July 2022 (pp. 68-68). Bilbao: Design Research Society
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2022 (English)In: DRS2022: Bilbao, 25thJune - 1st July, Bilbao, Spain, Design Research Society / [ed] Lockton, D. ; Lenzi, S. ; Hekkert, P. ; Oak, A.; Sádaba, J.; Lloyd, P., Bilbao: Design Research Society, 2022, p. 68-68Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

The Swedish government has decided that Sweden will become carbon neutral by 2045. What are the implications for us as citizens in such a transition? What formats allow us to favour careful transformation over progress through radical innovation? In this paper, we attempt to understand grief and hope in the context of this transition. We describe a designerly format of re-production and translation aimed at collectively working through potential future changes, uncertainties and loss. Influenced by plaster moulding techniques used at a closed-down pottery, we invite participants to reproduce and translate original animal and plant motifs into present circumstances. These practical hands-on engagements allow us to notice and articulate change in relation to the past and orient ourselves towards uncertain futures. Hope can be found in the ruins of industries, in locally produced alternative energies and in small-scale attempts to undo biodiversity loss.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Bilbao: Design Research Society, 2022
Series
DRS ConferenceVolumes ; 2022
National Category
Design
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mau:diva-55144 (URN)10.21606/drs.2022.333 (DOI)978-1-91229-457-2 (ISBN)
Conference
DRS2022: Bilbao 25thJune - 1st July 2022
Funder
Swedish Research Council Formas, 2019-01996
Available from: 2022-09-25 Created: 2022-09-25 Last updated: 2023-01-10Bibliographically approved
Sabie, S., Song, K. W., Parikh, T., Jackson, S., Paulos, E., Lindström, K., . . . Wakkary, R. (2022). Unmaking@CHI: Concretizing the Material and Epistemological Practices of Unmaking in HCI. In: CHI EA '22: CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems Extended Abstracts: . Paper presented at CHI '22: CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, New Orleans LA USA, 29 April 2022- 5 May 2022. Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), Article ID 105.
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2022 (English)In: CHI EA '22: CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems Extended Abstracts, Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), 2022, article id 105Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Design is conventionally considered to be about making and creating new things. But what about the converse of that process – unmaking that which already exists? Researchers and designers have recently started to explore the concept of “unmaking” to actively think about important design issues like reuse, repair, and unintended socio-ecological impacts. They have also observed the importance of unmaking as a ubiquitous process in the world, and its relation to making in an ongoing dialectic that continually recreates our material and technological realms. Despite the increasing attention to unmaking, it remains largely under-investigated and under-theorized in HCI. The objectives of this workshop are therefore to (a) bring together a community of researchers and practitioners who are interested in exploring or showcasing the affordances of unmaking, (b) articulate the material and epistemological scopes of unmaking within HCI, and (c) reflect on frameworks, research approaches, and technical infrastructure for unmaking in HCI that can support its wider application in the field.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), 2022
National Category
Design
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mau:diva-51887 (URN)10.1145/3491101.3503721 (DOI)2-s2.0-85129711945 (Scopus ID)978-1-4503-9156-6 (ISBN)
Conference
CHI '22: CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, New Orleans LA USA, 29 April 2022- 5 May 2022
Available from: 2022-06-01 Created: 2022-06-01 Last updated: 2024-02-05Bibliographically approved
Lindström, K., Hillgren, P.-A., Light, A., Strange, M. & Jönsson, L. (2021). Collaboration: Collaborative future-making. In: Carlos Lépes Galviz and Emily Spiers (Ed.), Routledge Handbook of Social Futures: (pp. 104-116). London and New York: Routledge
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2021 (English)In: Routledge Handbook of Social Futures / [ed] Carlos Lépes Galviz and Emily Spiers, London and New York: Routledge, 2021, p. 104-116Chapter in book (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

This chapter will outline what we label ‘collaborative future-making’ (CFM), which can be understood as an interplay between critical imagination and collaborative engagements in future-making processes. Using critical imagination to break out of (imagined) political and scholarly deadlocks is an important theme within collaborative future-making. Imagining should not be confused, however, with an abstract practice. Instead, critical imagination links directly to forms of participation and engagement. Collaborative engagement concerns how we can work together. At the centre is an ethos of democratizing processes of change, that is, to acknowledge people’s skills and rights to influence their everyday environments. This approach should be understood as a shift from engaging with the future through forecasting to a concern with how critical imagination can challenge basic assumptions, norms and structures to widen the perspectives on what constitutes socially, culturally, ecologically and economically sustainable futures, engaging not only professionals and policymakers, but also citizens and civil society. This chapter presents opportunities in what we call ‘collaborative future-making’, as well as highlighting the potential problems and challenges in collaborating. This critical perspective is illustrated through a series of empirical examples that combines critical perspectives with constructive and collaborative aspects.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
London and New York: Routledge, 2021
National Category
Design
Research subject
Interaktionsdesign
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mau:diva-55140 (URN)10.4324/9780429440717-9 (DOI)9780429440717 (ISBN)9781138340336 (ISBN)9781032129549 (ISBN)
Available from: 2022-09-24 Created: 2022-09-24 Last updated: 2024-04-18Bibliographically approved
Latva-Somppi, R., Mäkelä, M., Lindström, K. & Ståhl, Å. (2021). Entangled Materialities: Caring for soil communities at glass industry sites. Paper presented at BICCS 2021 - Biennial International Conference for the Craft Sciences by the Craft Laboratory, affiliated at the Department of Conservation, University of Gothenburg, Sweden, 4–6 May 2021. FORMakademisk, 14(2), 1-14
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2021 (English)In: FORMakademisk, ISSN 1890-9515, E-ISSN 1890-9515, Vol. 14, no 2, p. 1-14Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This paper discusses craft and design practices through their impact on the environment. We consider how to act concerning the consequences of the craft and design industry. Also, we reflect on the agency of our field of practice in changing how we perceive the environment. We present three case studies of the European glass industry sites in Sweden, Italy and Finland, where we study contamination of the soil with participatory, speculative and craft methods. Through these cases, we reflect on our role in soil communities and ask how we may act in them with responsibility, hope and care. We conclude by proposing to act locally, to share our practices and make them visible, expanding our situated, personal skills and knowledge towards the political.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Oslo: Universitetsbiblioteket OsloMet, 2021
Keywords
Soil, Craft and Design, Aftermath, Glass industry, Care
National Category
Design
Research subject
Interaktionsdesign
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mau:diva-42173 (URN)10.7577/formakademisk.4180 (DOI)2-s2.0-85107385058 (Scopus ID)
Conference
BICCS 2021 - Biennial International Conference for the Craft Sciences by the Craft Laboratory, affiliated at the Department of Conservation, University of Gothenburg, Sweden, 4–6 May 2021
Projects
Un/Making Matters
Funder
Swedish Research Council, 2017-02198
Available from: 2021-05-11 Created: 2021-05-11 Last updated: 2024-02-05Bibliographically approved
Lindström, K., Jönsson, L. & Hillgren, P.-A. (2021). Sketching hope and grief in transition: Situating anticipation in lived futures. Artifact: Journal of Design Practice, 8(1-2), 17.1-17.22
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2021 (English)In: Artifact: Journal of Design Practice, E-ISSN 1749-3471, Vol. 8, no 1-2, p. 17.1-17.22Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

In light of current environmental challenges, it often seems that optimism is a required emotional state for addressing our future. This can be seen in how different technological fixes are assumed to sort our futures out at the same time as requiring minimal change in our daily lives. Moving beyond our existing high-carbon and material lives requires not only that we deal with the optimistic end of the spectrum but also that we envision fragile and uncertain futures. In response, this article proposes a designerly format for supporting public anticipation that attends to and cares for tensions between hope and grief, with the aim of nurturing grounds for living with uncertain futures. In contrast to abstract and decontextualized visions and images of the future that can be hard to relate to, the format situates anticipation in lived futures, that are ongoing, emerging and situated in specific locations, environments and experiences. By tending to anticipated losses related to the transition to a post-carbon future, the workshop format created space for confronting shared difficulties and vulnerabilities. Despite the lack of easy solution, the format also opened up for articulating alternatives and less tech-oriented hopeful engagements and practices.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Ingenta, 2021
National Category
Design
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mau:diva-55143 (URN)10.1386/art_00017_1 (DOI)2-s2.0-85136666773 (Scopus ID)
Funder
Swedish Research Council Formas, 2019-01996
Available from: 2022-09-25 Created: 2022-09-25 Last updated: 2024-02-05Bibliographically approved
Projects
Grief and hope in transition; Malmö University; Publications
Jönsson, L., Lindström, K., Lindkvist, C., Larsen, J. & Hillgren, P.-A. (2023). Grief and Hope in Transition: An orienteering guide. Skåne: Malmö universitet
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