Bodily Boundary Objects - Exploring the meaning of identity through discursive design
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Identity is a manifestation of our individual characteristics and intentions. It can be found in many different forms, spanning from physical features to abstract cultural elements. However identity is rarely a passive component of our lives, but rather a powerful tool we apply to make decisions or position ourselves in the society. Through personal identity we express, we learn, we confront, we find others, we vote, we change, we hate and we love. Can it be designed as a medium to empower people? Can it be used proactively to prepareusfor times ofuncertainty and hardship (for example in a global Pandemic)? The bodily boundary objects are“soft speculations” extracted from anomalies of our New Normalcy. These are designed to engage with both general public and decision makers, attempting to offer a glimpse of how design can be used as a versatile tool to find common grounds within complex topics we are facing today, by expanding and adding depth, instead of simplifying and minimizing.