Co-Ability through the Coming Together of Solid Bodies

By: Renata Dezso-Dinnyes  

The purpose of this proposal is to discover convincing arguments by means of a new synthesis of objects and bodies, as well as to seek ways of presenting design culture as an integrative discipline that allows researchers to formulate new questions for the field. The proposal accommodates a design approach to understand the intercorporeality between disabled recipients and design technology, focusing on practice to theory links (with emphasis on understanding the complex social phenomenon of stigmatised identities). The design process data were further analysed by using an interpretive approach to prove a grounded theory. The research was conducted in a context characterised by the changing character of disability and the nature of solid bodies coming together. What happens when instead of the body normative organisation, the body could be considered as diversative and be fluidly multiplied? Can it create a new nomad energy exchange between entities? Also, can it create new productive and innovative existence by not using normative functions, and by using normative "Body Schema" only? Does the launch of inorganic technology automatically mean the deconstruction of the subjective self? Our understanding of the actors involved will be deepened if normative power is not exercised. Thus, not only their personal experiences will be brought into the project, but also the social forces will provide a rich array of research opportunities. The aim is to understand the network between organic and inorganic bodies better, to achieve an improvement in the contemporary complexities of human life.

Intercorporeality, Disability, Normative
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Renata Dezso-Dinnyes

Assistant Lecturer, MOME Digital Craft Lab, Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design, Budapest