Christine Harold, Associate Professor of Communication at the University of Washington
Harold presentation explores the relationship between industrial design, grassroots production, and environmental sustainability. This project builds upon her work on the politics of branding and consumption begun in her book OurSpace. The focus of commercial rhetoric is shifting toward the formal components of objects (their shape, weight, footprint, etc.) more than the text and graphics of brands. Through examples such as the handcrafts, makers, and emotional design movements, Harold tracks the political potential of challenging how we understand lithe Object and how we might more carefully consider the larger ramifications of our relationship to the world of things.
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