Graphic design, radical democracy or/and the commons

Carlos Toledo
Arts and Society, Cross-Disciplinary Strategies
2019W, Vorlesung und Übungen (VU), 2.0 semester hours, course number S03114

Description

Does graphic design generates surplus value? What role does symbolic capital take in art and design ? What is the nature of the relationship between growing and accumulation? We will try to elucidate the meaning of "commons" by analysing the various theories of radical democracy. We will create collective works with their own slogans and images. "We prefer works with meaning, where the signified grows beyond the signifier, the semantics beyond the syntax; works that show direction, show us life and explain it to us, works that are pedagogical and even demagogic. In short: works which tell us who the good guys are and who are the bad - and where they hide." (Manifesto: “Watching paint dry”, Malena Garavaglia, Trieste, 2008).

Students from other faculties or universities will be given a place on the course subject to room capacities.

Examination Modalities

The course is practical. Presence and participation are required for its successful completion. There are no tests.

Comments

Oliver Marchart: Conflictual Aesthetics – Artistic Activism and the Public Sphere. Sternberg Press, Berlin 2019.

Marjane Satrapi: The Complete Persepolis. Pantheon, New York 2004.

Lucienne Roberts, David Shaw, Rebecca Wright, Margaret Cubbage: Hope to Nope – Graphics and Politics 2008-18. The Design Museum, London 2018.

Dates

07 October 2019, 13:45–16:10 Cross-Disciplinary Strategies - Lecture Room
14 October 2019, 13:45–16:10 Cross-Disciplinary Strategies - Lecture Room
28 October 2019, 13:45–16:10 Cross-Disciplinary Strategies - Lecture Room
11 November 2019, 13:45–16:10 Cross-Disciplinary Strategies - Lecture Room
18 November 2019, 13:45–16:10 Cross-Disciplinary Strategies - Lecture Room
25 November 2019, 13:45–16:10 Cross-Disciplinary Strategies - Lecture Room
09 December 2019, 13:45–16:10 Cross-Disciplinary Strategies - Lecture Room
16 December 2019, 13:45–16:10 Cross-Disciplinary Strategies - Lecture Room
13 January 2020, 13:45–16:10 Cross-Disciplinary Strategies - Lecture Room
27 January 2020, 13:45–16:10 Cross-Disciplinary Strategies - Lecture Room

Course Enrolment

From 02 September 2019, 12:06 to 31 October 2019, 12:06
The online registration was already closed

co-registration: possible (3.0 ECTS)

Cross-Disciplinary Strategies (Bachelor): Deepening and Application: Artistic Strategies (3.0 ECTS)

Individual courses: possible (3.0 ECTS)