I am interested in the tensions between Design as an area of expert activity for industrial manufacture, and design as a daily activity undertaken by people in designing and making things for themselves. Where exactly are the boundaries between the two, and what happens at those boundaries?

 

In exploring these questions I have edited publications and written journal articles and conference papers, and curated public exhibitions covering subjects from the history of the Do It Yourself movement to the role of the professional designer.

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Professional vs Amateur Design