Einführung in Theorie und Geschichte des Design II

Heng Zhi
Design, Design History and Theory
2021S, Vorlesungen (VO), 2.0 ECTS, 2.0 semester hours, course number S03757

Description

The Making and Shaping of Design: From 1950 to the Present

This lecture gives an introduction to some of the key epochs and movements of design history from the post-war period till today. Offering a wide range of insights into the work and the design processes of designers and design collectives such as Charles and Ray Eames, Dieter Rams, Ettore Sottsass, and Droog Design, and movements such as Radical Design, Critical Design, and Open Design, this course examines the social and political contexts in which the ideas behind these representative works emerged, as well as their relevance to the design world today. By showing how the understanding of modernist design has been constantly challenged, modified, and advanced, design is demonstrated as a multi-faceted discipline encompassing utopia and consumerism, political engagement and neoliberal practice, personality cult and collective wisdom.

The lecture will focus on the following five topics:

  • Humanizing Modernist Design: Charles and Ray Eames, Scandinavian Modern, and Post-War Design
  • Postmodernism and Utopia: Radical Design, Anti-Design, Memphis
  • Design as Message: Droog Design, Critical Design, and Collectible Design
  • Star Designers and the Neoliberal Economy
  • Design in the Digital Age

This course will be presented in German.

Examination Modalities

The evaluation criteria for the course are:

- regular and punctual attendance of the lectures (min. 80% of the lectures, 60% of the grade)

- short written reflection of the respective lecture (min. 80% of the lectures, 40% of the grade).

Comments

This course will take place online. 

The Zoom-link will be announce on 17th March in the ownCloud folder of this lecture.

Dates

24 March 2021, 10:00–12:00
21 April 2021, 10:00–12:00
05 May 2021, 10:00–12:00
19 May 2021, 10:00–12:00
09 June 2021, 10:00–12:00

Course Enrolment

From 17 February 2021, 00:00 to 17 March 2021, 00:00
Via online registration

co-registration: possible

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

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

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

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

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

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

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