Design und Diversität

Elena Shapira
Design, Theory and History of Design
2020W, Proseminar (PS), 2.0 ECTS, 2.0 semester hours, course number S02886

Description

Body Matters – Design, Medicine and Gender in Viennese Modernism.

Staging “the body” played critical role in modern design and art in Vienna in the first half of the twentieth century. Designers and artists featured “the body” - theirs and others as central to their Weltanschauung. This course examines how design and art fashioned and performed the gendered/ de-gendered and the healthy/ sick bodies in Viennese modernism. How did architecture and fashion offer different modes of self-territorializing of the human body? How did design and art use medical discourses to confirm or challenge codes of respectability regarding the body? Architects and artists casted real and imagined bodies and expressed their empathy with- or prejudice against “the Other” in a manner that secured or hindered integration of women, children, mentally ill, and minorities. The course will examine the works of central architects and artists in Viennese modernism including architects and designers Otto Wagner, Josef Hoffmann, Kolo Moser, Adolf Loos, Josef Frank, Margarete Schütte-Lihotzky, Liane Zimbler, Vally Wieselthier, and further artists Gustav Klimt, Richard Gerstl, Oskar Kokoschka, Egon Schiele, Teresa Ries, Broncia Koller-Pinell, and Helene Funke. The aim of this course is to reconsider the relevance of the human body as critical to creative processes and the role of design and art in advancing or suppressing social change. The methodology will include theories of sociology of design and feminist art history. The students will gain new critical awareness regarding the role of design and art in shaping are views on our bodies and social relations, and further critical tools for considering social perspectives in creative practice.

Key Words

Wiener Moderne, Körper, Medizin, Gender, Integration, design

Dates

14 October 2020, 10:00–27 January 2021, 11:30 Seminar Room Postgasse

Course Enrolment

From 14 October 2020, 11:07 to 28 October 2020, 11:07
Via online registration

co-registration: possible

Art Education: subject kkp (Bachelor): FOR: Lehrveranstaltungen nach Wahl aus Wissenschaftliche Praxis

Art Education: subject kkp (Enhancements study): FOR: Lehrveranstaltungen nach Wahl aus Wissenschaftliche Praxis

Art Education: subject tex (Bachelor): FOR: aus Geschichte und Theorie der Architektur bzw. des Design (wahlweise)

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

Art Education: subject tex (Enhancements study): FOR: Lehrveranstaltungen nach Wahl aus Wissenschaftliche Praxis

Art Education: subject dae (Bachelor): FOR: aus Geschichte und Theorie der Architektur bzw. des Design (wahlweise)

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

Art Education: subject dae (Enhancements study): FOR: Lehrveranstaltungen nach Wahl aus Wissenschaftliche Praxis

Art Education: subject dex (Bachelor): FOR: aus Geschichte und Theorie der Architektur bzw. des Design (wahlweise)

Art Education: subject dex (Bachelor): FOR: Lehrveranstaltungen nach Wahl aus Wissenschaftliche Praxis

Art Education: subject dex (Enhancements study): FOR: Lehrveranstaltungen nach Wahl aus Wissenschaftliche Praxis

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

Design: Specialisation in Graphics and Advertising (2. Section): Theory and History of Design

Industrial Design (1. Section): Design and Diversity

Design: Specialisation in Fashion Design (2. Section): Design and Diversity

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

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

subject Handicrafts / Design, Architecture and Environment (2. Section): Aus Geschichte und Theorie des Design

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

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

Individual courses: possible