Making and the sense it makes

  • Mikkel B. Tin
Keywords: making, culture, tacit knowledge


Making is ubiquitous, and it is as ancient asculture. In fact, making is the practical dimension of culture. It transformsmatter, and it articulates meaning. Making has a cognitive dimension; it makes sense. But this sense is not ordinary discursive knowledge – making yields another kind of knowledge, often referred to as ‘tacit’ because it seems to gowithout saying. Now, if it is tacit how can we speak about it, and whatis its role in making?

Author Biography

Mikkel B. Tin
Professor of Traditional ArtsDepartment of Folk Art and FolkMusic, Telemark University College.
How to Cite
Tin, M. B. (2013). Making and the sense it makes. FormAkademisk - Research Journal of Design and Design Education, 6(2).