Material Culture I

Alison Jane Clarke
Design, Design History and Theory
2022W, scientific seminar (SEW), 4.0 ECTS, 2.0 semester hours, course number S02856

Description

Lecturer: Mag.art. Nargess Khodabakhshi

Contact: nargess.khodabakhshi@uni-ak.ac.at

Material Culture I  “Matter Out of Place”: Design and Discard Studies
Designers today increasingly grapple with urgent issues of waste and climate change while confronting mistakes made by past generations. In this course, students explore how waste shapes the world through an expanded view of discard studies and material culture in twentieth-century history and contemporary contexts. Students will analyze not only the material stuff that humans throw away, but also the wider political, social, and economic systems at play in the creation, concealment, and disposal of waste. In the 1960s, the British social anthropologist Mary Douglas coined the phrase “matter out of place” to describe dirt and pollution. Students will consider this concept in design practice, including issues of conservation and sustainability, social taboos, and purity. The course covers a range of topics including obsolescence, bioclimatic design, media archaeology and tech waste, circular economies of design, and the material culture of waste beyond our planet: space debris. Students will engage with design criticism, digital exhibitions, public history projects, news media, video, and film sources.

Examination Modalities

Regular attendence (6 out of 8 sessions, plus 1 tutorial), active participation in seminar, course presentation (Referat)

Comments

*This course is capped at a maximum of 20 students. 

This course takes place in English.

Online registration in Base before the first session is required of all students who wish to enroll in this course. 

Any changes to the course location will be announced here and via email to registered students.

Contact: nargess.khodabakhshi@uni-ak.ac.at

Key Words

Waste, trash, landscape design, product design, social design, material culture, green design, sustainability, textile work, environment, environmental art, industrial design, fashion design, interior design, graphic design, interventionist art, cultural politics, design, public space

Dates

17 October 2022, 14:00–15:30 Seminar Room 6
07 November 2022, 14:00–17:00 Seminar Room 6
14 November 2022, 14:00–17:00 Seminar Room 6
28 November 2022, 14:00–17:00 Seminar Room 6
05 December 2022, 14:00–17:00 Seminar Room 6
12 December 2022, 14:00–17:00 Seminar Room 22
19 December 2022, 14:00–17:00 Seminar Room 23
09 January 2023, 14:00–17:00 Seminar Room 22

Course Enrolment

From 01 September 2022, 00:00 to 13 October 2022, 00:00
Via online registration

co-registration: possible

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