The experimental design project 'The Kinship Method' took place at
the Rian Design Museum in Sweden in 2018 and 2019. Through experiments,
design therapy, and alternative methods, it shows how a practice-based
project can grow knowledge and contribute to changing the designer role.
It questions ideas of how design should be done and why a “fun
revolution” is something to focus on. Five designers were challenged to
break patterns in order to find new styles and methods. Each was tasked
to individually design a chair, only to be infiltrated by each other’s
forms in subsequent stages. With work by Margot Barolo, Erik Björk, Mia
Cullin, Andreas Nobel, and Fredrik Paulsen.