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Respect: Challenge the norms and expand the idea of what is possible
University College of Arts, Crafts and Design, Department of Design, Interior Architecture and Visual Communication (DIV), Industrial Design.
2017 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 40 credits / 60 HE creditsStudent thesis [Artistic work]
Abstract [en]

In this project I have explored the situation for unaccompanied refugees in the ages 15-22 years. Being seen as part of a homogenous group was something that the girls described as frustrating and prohibiting. They, as all youths, have a need to talk about them selves, on their own terms.

My design proposal is an exercise for students and teachers in high school where you are given an arena in the class room to talk about your self, your values and the norms in society. By choosing a role model and create something to wear, challenge the preconceived ideas of what is expected, create positive forward looking conversations and an opportunity to give a glimpse of who you are. 

I have looked at the relations between the individual, the unaccompanied refuge girl, and the people working in the Swedish welfare system. With the help of materiality I have explored the notion of individuality, personal space and respect. 

How to challenge societal norms, prejudice and expand the idea of what is possible?

Abstract [sv]

I detta projekt har jag undersökt situationen för ensamkommande flyktingtjejer i åldrarna 15-22 år. Tjejerna gav uttryck för att det var begränsande och frustrerande att bli sedd som en del av en homogen grupp. De, liksom alla ungdomar, har ett behov av att få prata om sig själva på sina egna villkor.  

Projektet resulterade i ett designförslag i form av en övning för alla studenter och lärare på högstadiet som skapar ett utrymme för att prata om värderingar och de normer vi har i samhället. Genom att välja en förebild och att skapa något att bära, kan man i klassrummet utmana förutfattade meningar om vad som förväntas av en, skapa positiva framåtsyftande samtal och ge de personer som finns runt dig i vardagen en liten skymt av vem du är.

Jag undersökt relationerna mellan de ensamkommande tjejernana och personer som jobbar i välfärdssystemet. Med hjälp av materialitet har jag utforskat begreppen individualitet, att ta plats och respekt.

Hur kan vi utmana våra fördomar, rådande normer och vidga tanken på vad som är möjligt?

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2017.
Keyword [en]
Systems Design, Co-Design, Policy, Youth Participation, Norm Critique, Respect, Imagination
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Design
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URN: urn:nbn:se:konstfack:diva-5895OAI: oai:DiVA.org:konstfack-5895DiVA: diva2:1112717
Educational program
Design - Individual Study Plan in Design (Master)
Available from: 2017-06-21 Created: 2017-06-20 Last updated: 2017-06-21Bibliographically approved

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