Material Culture I
Ort und Zeit
Seminarraum Postgasse 6, 2. Stock, Alternate Thursdays 10:00-12:30, Course commencement: 15 March 2012, 10am
Registration requiredby personal on Thursday, 15 March 2012 or by mail: email@example.com to Thursday, 15 March 2012
Termine : 15.03.2012 , 22.03.2012, 19.04.2012 , 03.05.2012 , 31.05.2012, 14.06.2012
This seminar is only for students who have completed an introductory course and a advanced proseminar in Design History and Theory.
The seminar is conducted in English. Student presentations and discussions are also conducted in English.
Texts assigned for each session are obligatory reading.
The seminar demands reading assignment, referat presentation and essay based on referat. The criteria for examination for this seminar are: (1) Minimum 80% attendance, (2) Presentation, (3) Written essay ca. 2.500 words (with references)
The presentation (15 min) must include
a) Overview of the texts
b) Evidence of background information (e.g. author, context, origins)
c) Relevant literature and illustrative materials
d) three issues/theses to develop through seminar discussion
Themenstellung der Lehrveranstaltung
Anti-Design & Radical Design in 1970s Europe
Ethical, theoretical and environmental issues dominate contemporary discourse around product design. This seminar series examines the historical dimensions of this discourse through the examination of the key movements and figures of 1970s radical design. A period of collaboration between anthropologists, cultural economists, technologists and designers, the 1970s emerged as one of the most radical in re-thinking the material world.
The seminar offers critical examination of a key historical period of design history through original historical documents, objects and textual analysis. Students develop analytical skills, presentation skills and historical context.