What is intimacy?

I visited the movies last night and saw the great movie about Peggy Guggenheims passion for love and art. I found her idea about showcasing art pieces to include a total sensory experience of touching and engaging interesting. I like the perspective, especially when the speaker said that this way of representing art pieces, created an intimate relationship between the object and the viewer.

As part of my PhD project of Accessory and Social Welfare Design, I recently conducted a research-based teaching project with 11 BA Accessory Design students at Design School Kolding, interviewing elderly in own home, to understand the relationship between them and their favorite accessories.

This created stories of rich and intimate character.

The photos is taken by the students, and exemplifies three favourite accessories, a pair of glasses, an iPhone and a necklace.

The objective of the study is the potential of pairing personal and social preferences with wearable health technology, aimed at citizens living in own home – to create a relationship of intimate character.

The findings will be written as a paper for the Design & Emotion conference in Amsterdam this fall.

 

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