How to Explore the Original through Its Copies. On Modern Furniture Classics in Contemporary Sweden.

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Abstract

Within the realm of furniture is the copy a controversial subject matter and is often discussed in terms of “real or fake”, “copy or original”. Walter Benjamin was probably the first theorist to pay attention to the power of the copy, in terms of changing our social and cultural attitudes towards the nature of representation with his Das Kunstwerk im Zeitalter seiner technischen Reproduzierbarkeit from 1936. The idea here is to investigate the modern furniture classic through the copy and look at the cultural and social effects it conveys with the article “The Migration of the Aura, or How to Explore the Original through Its Facsimiles”, by Bruno Latour and Adam Lowe from 2011, as a starting-point. A questionnaire and an interview survey constitute the empirical core of the study which is analysed through a phenomenographic approach.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 2015
EventOn Theory and Method: Material Conditions - School of Architecture, LTH, Lund, Lund, Sweden
Duration: 2015 Apr 242015 Apr 25

Conference

ConferenceOn Theory and Method
Country/TerritorySweden
CityLund
Period2015/04/242015/04/25

Subject classification (UKÄ)

  • Design

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