Material Culture I

Alison Jane Clarke
Design, Theory and History of Design
2018W, Seminar (SE), 2.0 semester hours, course number S20348

Description

Designing Value(s) with Martina Grünewald

Design: Art, craft, economic factor? Value discourses crucially underpin the normative construction of our social lives. This seminar specifically explores how values and value judgments manifest and change around and through the design of our material world. Through critical reading, written reflection and discussion of select texts from various literary genres (i.e. scholarly essay, social study, historical analysis, ethnography, expert interview, autobiographical novel, statistical survey) we chart important historical and contemporary understandings of the creation, organisation, localisation and renewal of social, cultural and economic values such as beauty, function, labour, gender, dignity and agency as they impact, and are impacted by, the designer’s professional profile and work.

Examination Modalities

  • (1) A seminar grade requires regular, punctual attendance (6 out of 7 sessions, plus 1 tutorial)
  • (2) 60 % of the grade: 6 short written opinion papers on select seminar literature (200-300 words, line spacing 1.5, Times New Roman, text size 12), to be prepared and printed for each session.
  • (3) 40 % of the grade: oral presentation and final paper (2000-3000 words, line spacing 1.5, Times New Roman, text size 12, excl. sources and footnotes)

    Final paper submission until 06/02/2019 as PDF to martina.gruenewald@uni-ak.ac.at, Re.: #DESIGNINGVALUES. Name, course of study, matriculation number and email address are to be listed on the title page. The PDF file is to be named: surname_firstname_matriculationnumber.pdf

Comments

Mandatory registration:

  • (1) Email with the reference #VALUE! listing your name, course of study, matriculation number, and a sentence in tweet-length (max. 280 characters) on what value design has for you, until 10/10/18 at 10.10 am to gruenewald@uni-ak.ac.at
  • (2) Attendance of the introductory session on 11/10.

Dates

11 October 2018, 10:00–12:30 Seminar Room Postgasse
25 October 2018, 10:00–12:30 Seminar Room Postgasse
08 November 2018, 10:00–12:30 Seminar Room Postgasse
22 November 2018, 10:00–12:30 Seminar Room Postgasse
06 December 2018, 10:00–12:30 Seminar Room Postgasse
10 January 2019, 10:00–12:30 Seminar Room Postgasse
24 January 2019, 10:00–12:30 Seminar Room Postgasse

Course Enrolment

From 10 October 2018, 09:45 to 10 October 2018, 16:45
via email: martina.gruenewald@uni-ak.ac.at

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Design: Specialisation in Applied Photography and Time-based Media (2. Section): Humanities (2.0 ECTS)

Design: Specialisation in Graphic Design (2. Section): Theory and History of Design (2.0 ECTS)

Industrial Design (2. Section): Theory and Design History (2.0 ECTS)

subject Fine Arts / Art and Communication Practices (1. Section): Aus Kunst- und Kulturwissenschaften (2.5 ECTS)

subject Fine Arts / Art and Communication Practices (2. Section): Aus Kunst und Kulturwissenschaften, (davon min. 4 SSt SE) (2.5 ECTS)

subject Textile Design / Textiles - Art, Design, Styles (1. Section): Aus Kunst- und Kulturwissenschaften (2.0 ECTS)

subject Textile Design / Textiles - Art, Design, Styles (2. Section): Aus Kunst- und Kulturwissenschaften (mind. 4 SSt SE) (2.5 ECTS)

subject Handicrafts / Design, Architecture and Environment (1. Section): Aus Kunst- und Kulturwissenschaften (2.0 ECTS)

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subject Handicrafts / Design, Architecture and Environment (2. Section): Aus Kunst- und Kulturwissenschaften, (min. 4 SSt SE) (2.5 ECTS)

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Art Education: subject dae (Bachelor): FOR: Lehrveranstaltungen nach Wahl aus Wissenschaftliche Praxis (2.0 ECTS)

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Art Education: subject dex (Bachelor): IT: Bachelorseminar Wissenschaftliche Praxis (2.0 ECTS)

Art Education: subject dex (Master): Lehrveranstaltung nach Wahl aus wissenschaftlicher Praxis, SE (2.0 ECTS)

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Art Education: subject kkp (Bachelor): IT: Bachelorseminar Wissenschaftliche Praxis (2.0 ECTS)

Art Education: subject kkp (Master): Lehrveranstaltung nach Wahl aus wissenschaftlicher Praxis, SE (2.0 ECTS)

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Art Education: subject tex (Bachelor): FOR: Lehrveranstaltungen nach Wahl aus Wissenschaftliche Praxis (2.0 ECTS)

Art Education: subject tex (Bachelor): IT: Bachelorseminar Wissenschaftliche Praxis (2.0 ECTS)

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