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If Only...: A design exploration of kroppshets
Linnaeus University, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Department of Design.
Linnaeus University, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Department of Design.
2019 (English)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor of Fine Arts), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis [Artistic work]
Abstract [en]

This design project explores the complexity of kroppshets on a sociocultural and individual level. The design research has studied patriarchal and capitalist structures and looked into industries that feed and benefit from women’s body dissatisfaction. It also looks closer at media and its part in maintaining and transmitting the unattainable body ideal created by these structures. Through autoethnographic methods and practise based research this project aims to visualise kroppshets and how it affects women in their everyday life. The project collaborates with a dozen of women that have, through interactive interviews, given a deeper insight of the subjective experience of kroppshets to add to a collective definition. The design research and its finding have resulted in a short film that give a glimpse into what situations kroppshets raise in everyday life and acknowledge women’s struggle to fit within patriarchal beauty standards. Through visualisation the issue is made accessible for a wider audience, raising awareness and making it a catalyst for change that hopefully can result in a more wholesome and sustainable life quality for women.

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2019. , p. 26
Keywords [en]
kroppshets, patriarchy, beauty industry, body ideal, design, short film, women
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Humanities and the Arts
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URN: urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-86008OAI: oai:DiVA.org:lnu-86008DiVA, id: diva2:1332161
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Design
Educational program
Design + Change, 180 hp
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Available from: 2019-07-22 Created: 2019-06-27 Last updated: 2019-07-22Bibliographically approved

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