Kipple Field Notes
December 12, 2017 7:47 AM   Subscribe

Things We Carry, by Hillary Predko [Archive]
Kipple Field Notes is a work of independent research by Hillary Predko. This work is a self directed exploration of the question: "How might we use design to reframe systems of production, products, and methods of consumption to create a paradigm of resource stewardship which could protect the biosphere and build more resilient human communities?" This work explores the concept of kipple, or useless objects, in the context of maker culture, gentrification and mass production. The following five essays explore this question in a few different ways
posted by the man of twists and turns (8 comments total) 41 users marked this as a favorite
I wonder if the title is an intentional callback to Tim O'Brien or if that's my own patterning? And I feel for the flowers.
posted by drewbage1847 at 8:32 AM on December 12, 2017

Oh I love this already, thank you tmotat. I'm not done reading it yet but I bet it makes a good conversation with How to Do Nothing.
posted by clavicle at 9:06 AM on December 12, 2017 [1 favorite]

drewbage, I have to believe it's entirely conscious — it's hard for me to believe that someone interested in things qua things wouldn't be aware of what is perhaps the twentieth century's premier act of material history in literary form.

This is fantastic, thanks so much.
posted by adamgreenfield at 9:59 AM on December 12, 2017

Adam, I have to imagine you're right, just hate to presume. Also, I really really loved Things they Carried. So much so that I felt nothing but disappointment in reading Tomcat in Love when it came out.
posted by drewbage1847 at 10:28 AM on December 12, 2017

This is very good.
posted by limeonaire at 12:39 PM on December 12, 2017

I really enjoyed this.
posted by enn at 1:30 PM on December 12, 2017

Oh, I couldn’t say. I’ve never kippled.
posted by chavenet at 4:34 PM on December 12, 2017 [2 favorites]

I know Hillary, and this is a very thoughtful work.
posted by scruss at 5:30 PM on December 12, 2017

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