Scott Mitchell is an Object Therapy design repairer.
He holds an honours degree in Fine Art (Sculpture) and a PhD in Design. His art and design practice investigates the social nature of objects with specific focus on modes of amateur production. This field is explored through projects that engage existing communities and emergent, online practices. Scott’s research seeks to understand the significant role material processes play in forming communities and in developing shared meaning structures. Previous projects have engaged with practices of creative consumption (hacking and modding), amateur radio broadcasting, solar tracking and the generation of giant smoke rings. Scott’s projects adopt an open source attitude to knowledge production, the projects often build upon existing DIY practices and feed back into these amateur communities through the sharing of construction methods and build narratives.