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Another type of souvenir - A project about souvenirs and Swedish folk art

Jones Hellström, Julia (2018) In Diploma work IDEL01 20182
Industrial Design
Abstract
Tourism is an important income for regions,
where souvenirs play an important part. As we
are heading into a more creatively oriented
tourism, visitors are encouraged to participate
rather than merely observe. The current supply
of static objects symbolized by the host region,
do not necessarily fulfill the underlying purpose
of a souvenir; helping you remember a special
moment in your life.

Memories of meaningful events help us define
ourselves and our surroundings. I thereby came
to the interpretation of the souvenir as a tool to
access memories and to relive them. To make
a souvenir based on an activity offered by a
region, I see it as an opportunity to allow the
tourist to not only relive the experience but to
create... (More)
Tourism is an important income for regions,
where souvenirs play an important part. As we
are heading into a more creatively oriented
tourism, visitors are encouraged to participate
rather than merely observe. The current supply
of static objects symbolized by the host region,
do not necessarily fulfill the underlying purpose
of a souvenir; helping you remember a special
moment in your life.

Memories of meaningful events help us define
ourselves and our surroundings. I thereby came
to the interpretation of the souvenir as a tool to
access memories and to relive them. To make
a souvenir based on an activity offered by a
region, I see it as an opportunity to allow the
tourist to not only relive the experience but to
create new memories and keep performing the
activity.

I chose to adapt my theory on a beginner’s
course in the dala folk art Kurbits, an art which
developed from interpretations of biblical stories.
Participants of the course experienced difficulty
when trying out the art on different kinds of sur-
faces after the course finished. To help the user
get a visual representation and encourage an
own interpretation of the art, the idea of ‘puz-
zling’ with kurbits shapes developed.

The result is KRUS. KRUS is based on a stylized
version of the style of Rättvik, Sweden. Made out
of statically charged polypropylene, the petals
are able to be attached, rearranged and reused
on any surface. The petals come in a birch pal-
ette, displaying an interpretation of a common
composition.

KRUS helps the user plan its kurbits inspired
art, without interfering with the main goal of the
beginner’s course, as I see these kind of activities
as a good example in sharing regional culture. (Less)
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Jones Hellström, Julia
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IDEL01 20182
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M2 - Bachelor Degree
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Diploma work
report number
ISRN: LUT-DVIDE/ EX--18/50414-SE
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ISRN: LUT-DVIDE/ EX--18/50414-SE
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English
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8958619
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2018-09-13 15:02:36
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  abstract     = {Tourism is an important income for regions,
where souvenirs play an important part. As we
are heading into a more creatively oriented
tourism, visitors are encouraged to participate
rather than merely observe. The current supply
of static objects symbolized by the host region,
do not necessarily fulfill the underlying purpose
of a souvenir; helping you remember a special
moment in your life.

Memories of meaningful events help us define
ourselves and our surroundings. I thereby came
to the interpretation of the souvenir as a tool to
access memories and to relive them. To make
a souvenir based on an activity offered by a
region, I see it as an opportunity to allow the
tourist to not only relive the experience but to
create new memories and keep performing the
activity.

I chose to adapt my theory on a beginner’s
course in the dala folk art Kurbits, an art which
developed from interpretations of biblical stories.
Participants of the course experienced difficulty
when trying out the art on different kinds of sur-
faces after the course finished. To help the user
get a visual representation and encourage an
own interpretation of the art, the idea of ‘puz-
zling’ with kurbits shapes developed.

The result is KRUS. KRUS is based on a stylized
version of the style of Rättvik, Sweden. Made out
of statically charged polypropylene, the petals
are able to be attached, rearranged and reused
on any surface. The petals come in a birch pal-
ette, displaying an interpretation of a common
composition.

KRUS helps the user plan its kurbits inspired
art, without interfering with the main goal of the
beginner’s course, as I see these kind of activities
as a good example in sharing regional culture.},
  author       = {Jones Hellström, Julia},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  series       = {Diploma work},
  title        = {Another type of souvenir - A project about souvenirs and Swedish folk art},
  year         = {2018},
}