'You've got to keep looking, looking, looking': craft thinking and authenticity

Kettley, S. ORCID: 0000-0001-7274-2175, 2016. 'You've got to keep looking, looking, looking': craft thinking and authenticity. Craft Research, 7 (2), pp. 165-185. ISSN 2040-4689

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This article outlines the foundations of an enquiry into the relationship between craft and authenticity. It provides a description of how authenticity is evolving as a philosophical concept, and what this might mean for claiming an authentic contemporary practice. It then illustrates an inconsistency in schematic analyses of craft and design thinking, which may be a barrier to the appraisal of craft as a form of 'authentic' cognition. The author's personal evolution of visual conceptualizations of craft thinking is revealed through an enquiry into a decade of a digital craft practice reflexively differentiated from Human-Computer Interaction, Interaction Design and Product Design. A novel framework is proposed for situating authenticity in craft in line with relational philosophy, comprising individual, social and ecological forms of practice, and the framework is applied to a recent multidisciplinary digital craft project. Further research into craft thinking using schematics is recommended.

Item Type: Journal article
Publication Title: Craft Research
Creators: Kettley, S.
Publisher: Intellect
Date: 1 September 2016
Volume: 7
Number: 2
ISSN: 2040-4689
Divisions: Schools > School of Architecture, Design and the Built Environment
Record created by: Jonathan Gallacher
Date Added: 15 Nov 2016 08:49
Last Modified: 08 Jul 2018 10:36
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URI: https://irep.ntu.ac.uk/id/eprint/29125

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