Disturbance, Dialogue and Metaphor: the Study of Practices and Perspectives through Design Enquiry

London Metropoitan University, UK
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Conference Proceeding
Experiential Knowledge SIG conferences (Design Research Society (DRS) SIG,UK) - experiential knowledge, method and methodology, 2009, pp. 1 - 13
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Practice theory (Reckwitz, 2002) provides an alternative to three approaches that currently dominate the study of culture: culturalist mentalism, textualism, intersubjectivism. Practice theory looks to background practices as the basis of our shared understanding of the world. Practices are routine forms of behaviour consisting of interconnected forms of bodily activities, mental activities, `things in use, and background understanding in the form of know-how, moods, feelings and motivations.
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