Title
The autoethnography of creative design : from medium to shift
Author
Faculty/Department
Faculty of Arts. Linguistics and Literature
Publication type
article
Publication
Subject
Art
Source (journal)
Semiotix : design, style and fashion
Volume/pages
(2013) :1 , p. 1-30
Carrier
E
Target language
English (eng)
Affiliation
University of Antwerp
Abstract
This article explores the potential of an autoethnographic method for academic reflection on processes of creative design. Inspired by work such as Livingston´s Ethnographies of Reason, the author uses this method to trace her own reasoning and decision-making when trying to design or build garments in such a way as to establish a dialogue between fashion and architectural principles and practices. This is illustrated with a description of the steps that lead from an earlier collection, Medium, to the design of a new fashion collection, Shift. One important conclusion is that creative design is an emergent process rather than a linear path from concept to implementation. At the same time, it is shown that the process can be traced and accounted for.
E-info
https://repository.uantwerpen.be/docman/iruaauth/f43380/4f9d1f3b260.pdf
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