In October last year I presented at the wonderful Sharing is Caring conference in Copenhagen. I was doing a Pecha Kucha about Aagaards Photos (see the photos on Flickr). At the same time I was showing off my new dress … Read More
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This spring I have been working on some theories on DIY Culture and the special relationship I believe there is with Cultural Institutions (such as museums, libraries and archives or MLA). I have been working on this subject as a … Read More
DIY culture, defined in my research as the social world of people engaging in DIY activities (1), is an underexposed area of research, which I am trying to position within established research areas. This quest begins with an exciting hunt … Read More
‘Do-It-Yourself’ (DIY) is a mantra that has been around for a while and has strong associations with home improvement. Once upon a time many of us would have been building our own homes as there was no alternative. Now, DIY … Read More
My name is Henriette Roued-Cunliffe and I am a Digital Humanities researcher with a passion for Do-It-Yourself Culture (see Research). I am an active member of DIY culture through my (too) many DIY activities (designing knitting patterns, spinning, gardening and much more – visit Eddie’s Room).
I have a background in the Cultural Heritage sector (LinkedIn) and am particularly interested in the relationship between DIY Culture and Cultural Institutions (Museums, Libraries and Archives).
As an assistant professor at the Royal School of Library and Information Science, University of Copenhagen, I teach students how to work with reuse of heritage data among other things.
Keywords: Crafts, Digital Humanities, DIY projects, DIY research, DIY tutorials, Gardening, Genealogy, Homemade recipes, Interviews, Knitting, Knitting videos, Pattern Designs, Refashioning, Sewing, XML