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Criminality and creativity: what’s at stake in designing against crime?

Gamman, Lorraine and Thorpe, Adam (2010) Criminality and creativity: what’s at stake in designing against crime? In: Design Anthropology: Object Culture in the 21st Century. Springer, New York/Vienna, pp. 52-67. ISBN 9783709102336

Type of Research: Book Section
Creators: Gamman, Lorraine and Thorpe, Adam

This chapter explains what criminals and creatives have in common. It examines the ethnographic methods linked to ‘thinking thief’ to generate designs against crime. It analyzes strategies used by a variety of artists, designers, entrepreneurs, and criminals that involve opportunism and visually focused modus operandi. Finally, the chapter considers the question: If designers, by ‘thinking thief’, are helped to deliver social benefit in terms of reduced incidence and impact of crime, what benefits might be afforded to society by facilitating criminals (and those at greatest risk of becoming criminals) to ‘think designer’ or ‘artist’?

Official Website: http://www.designanthropology.net/
Keywords/subjects not otherwise listed: anthropology, architecture, art, creativity, culture, design
Publisher/Broadcaster/Company: Springer
Your affiliations with UAL: Colleges > Central Saint Martins
Research Centres/Networks > Design Against Crime at the Innovation Centre (DAC)
Date: October 2010
Related Websites: http://www.designagainstcrime.com
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Projects or Series: Research Outputs Review (April 2010 - April 2011)
Date Deposited: 28 Feb 2012 15:15
Last Modified: 22 Jan 2014 10:52
Item ID: 2891
URI: https://ualresearchonline.arts.ac.uk/id/eprint/2891

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