Einführung in Theorie und Geschichte des Design I

Heng Zhi
Design, Design History and Theory
2021W, Vorlesungen (VO), 2.0 ECTS, 2.0 semester hours, course number S04021

Description

The Making and Shaping of Design: Between Craft and Automation

Since the formation of the modern design disciplines, the predominant technologies have continuously been a driving force behind the conceptualisation, method, and outcome of the design practice. While the industry has striven to develop ever-more powerful tools to advance automation and obtain efficiency, craft has persisted to be a vital aspect of the field and a source of critical positions and resistance. This lecture series visits some of the key moments in design history to examine the impact of technology on the making of design. From the Arts and Crafts Movement to the Bauhaus workshop, from the Maker Movement to the emphasis on the hand-made in Dutch design, and from the post-war functionalist design for mass-production to the automation of design process through artificial intelligence, this course locates design in the field of tension between technological progress and constraints, and demonstrates the strong link between designers’ engagement with the prevailing technologies and their vision of reform, beauty, and social change.

Course language: German

Examination Modalities

The evaluation criteria for the course are:

(1) regular and punctual attendance of the lectures (min. 80% of the lectures, 40% of the grade)

(2) short written reflection of the respective lecture (min. 80% of the lectures, 60% of the grade).

Dates

19 October 2021, 09:15–11:45 Lecture Room 1
16 November 2021, 09:15–11:45 Lecture Room 1
30 November 2021, 09:15–11:45 Lecture Room 1
14 December 2021, 09:15–11:45 Lecture Room 1
11 January 2022, 09:15–11:45 Lecture Room 1
25 January 2022, 09:15–12:45 Lecture Room 1

Course Enrolment

From 08 July 2021, 00:00 to 12 October 2021, 00:00
Via online registration

co-registration: possible

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

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

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

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

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: Lehrveranstaltungen nach Wahl aus Wissenschaftliche Praxis

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

TransArts - Transdisciplinary Arts (Bachelor): Theoretical foundations: Theoretical foundations

Expanded Museum Studies (Master): Electives: Design History and Theory

Kunst- und Kulturwissenschaften (Master): Electives Area 2: Design History and Theory

Design: Specialisation in Graphic Design (1. Section): Methodological and Theoretical Basics: Introduction into Theory and History of Design

Design: Specialisation in Graphics and Advertising (1. Section): Methodological and Theoretical Basics: Introduction into Theory and History of Design

Industrial Design (1. Section): Art and Cultural Studies - Basics: Introduction to Theory and Design History I + II

Design: Specialisation in Fashion Design (1. Section): Methodological and Theoretical Basics: Theory and History of Design - Introduction

Fine Arts (2. Section): Scientific and Research Practice: Media Theory,Art&Knowledge Transfer,Th. of Architecture,Th. and Hist. of Design

Fine Arts (2. Section): Scientific and Research Practice: Free Electives out of Scientific and Research Practice

Design: Specialisation in Applied Photography and Time-based Media (1. Section): Methodological and Theoretical Basics: Art and Design History

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

Individual courses: possible