Electric Corset: artefacts in the design process

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In this talk, Sarah Kettley presented the Electric Corset project as an example of doing design anthropology through making. Kjaersgaard et al (2016:5) describe design anthropology as an exploration of the possible, generating speculative and co-produced knowledge. Electric Corset was concerned with the exploration of possible forms of future wearable technologies, and the shape of possible design and craft practices involved. In this way, it was a project of speculative praxis, which asked how wearables might become.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages4
Publication statusPublished - 21 Nov 2022
EventDRAFTS 3: Communicating Design Research through Artifacts Symposium - Unversity of the Arts (UDK), Berlin, Germany
Duration: 12 May 202212 May 2022


ConferenceDRAFTS 3
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Keywords / Materials (for Non-textual outputs)

  • wearables
  • design process
  • archival research
  • costume
  • fashion
  • e-textiles
  • research through design
  • Research Methods


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  • The electric corset and other future Hhistories

    Kettley, S., Townsend, K. & Walker, S., 2022, Crafting Anatomies: Archives, Dialogues, Fabrications. Townsend, K., Solomon, R. & Briggs-Goode, A. (eds.). 2 ed. London: Bloomsbury Visual Arts, p. 89-110

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (peer-reviewed)peer-review

  • Electric Corset: An approach to wearables innovation

    Kettley, S., Townsend, K., Walker, S. & Glazzard, M., 11 Apr 2019, RTD2017: Proceedings of the 3rd Biennial Research Through Design Conference. Research Though Design, p. 486-500 15 p.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

    Open Access

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