I have been browsing through some ideas, research and thoughts and I came across a really thoughtful discussion concerning materiality and our material culture, objects found and made, hybridisation through combining practices and so on, have a look I have quoted a few topics that they will discuss.
I am very much looking forward to the published book... I hope even more to be in the audience of the symposium! The link is below is you want to do a bit more reading.
" Material Culture in Action:
Practices of making, collecting and re-enacting art and design.
This proposed discussion, book and symposium will discuss the following ideas:
The Art School: Objects, meanings and subjectives in the making.
Un/made and un/finished objects and narratives
Archives and indexes: Making with the archive/Reenacting the archive
Materiality and narrative of the self, attachment, entanglement and appropriation.
Multi-sensorial and affective materialities: touching, seeing, hearing, making.
Please and practice: craft (activism), amateur practices, DIY and vernacular cultures.
Typologies of collecting - the connoisseur and the amateur collector/horder - (Un)official curators and popular archivists.
The seen and the invisible, the disappearing and the lost
-Haunting, hybridity, and the interpenetration of the material and the immaterial - Digital materialities and practices. "