Theorie und Geschichte des Design II

Heng Zhi
Design, Design History and Theory
2022S, Proseminar (PS), 3.0 ECTS, 2.0 semester hours, course number S03751

Description

The Policy of Design and Design as a Political Activity

From the establishment of national design councils in post-war Europe to the popularization of design organizations in emergent economies since the 2000s, design has been employed, exploited, and integrated as a vital element of larger political endeavours of governments and nation states – be it seen as an instrument to elevate good taste, a sector to enhance the national economy, or an area to uphold power for political parties. On the other hand, generations of design activists have been exploring the possibilities to make political changes through the aesthetic, cultural and social impact of design practice. This seminar investigates the political dimension of design from both case studies of design policies ranging from post-war Britain, socio-democratic Sweden, to China in the 2010s, and examples of design and amateur movements such as radical design, design activism, and craftivism. Students are invited to reflect on the intertwined relationship between design and politics, research on relevant case studies, and eventually incorporate the discussion and the material from the seminar into their own practice.

Course language: German

Examination Modalities

A seminar grade requires:

  • regular, punctual attendance (min. 80% of all sections)
  • active oral participation in each session in form of comments and critique of the readings and the inputs (30% of grade)
  • a short oral presentation (10-15 min.) of the student’s own case study and reflection on a selected subject in relation to the course content (40% of grade)
  • Submission of the presentation note (1000 words) with accompanying images and references, which must be uploaded to the Base-folder of the course in advance to the presentation. (30% of grade)

Dates

08 March 2022, 09:30–12:00 Seminar Room 10
22 March 2022, 09:30–12:00 Seminar Room 10
05 April 2022, 09:30–12:00 Seminar Room 10
03 May 2022, 09:30–12:00 Seminar Room 10
17 May 2022, 09:30–12:00 Seminar Room 10
31 May 2022, 09:30–12:00 Seminar Room 10

Course Enrolment

Until 03 March 2022, 00:00
Via online registration

co-registration: possible

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