Material Culture II

Alison Jane Clarke
Design, Design History and Theory
2023S, scientific seminar (SEW), 4.0 ECTS, 2.0 semester hours, course number S02855

Description

Material Culture II: Designing the Child
Today, children are targeted by different fields of design, from toys, furniture, apps through to fashion,  interior and urban spaces. While legal, social, and parental guardians mainly control children's monetary issues, the design world imposes the non-adult gender, socio-cultural and economical ideas for consumerism that mirror modes of adult life. This seminar focuses on the domain of childhood and design. Through museum visits, interdisciplinary texts, and video and film sources, the course introduces students to academic discussion on the archeology of childhood, childhood histories and theories, teen consumerism, inclusive design, leisure and play and food design. It asks how ‘children’, and the various stages of childhood, have been invented, appropriated and challenged by design and designers, ultimately questioning what the consequences of design’s interventions might be.

Examination Modalities

Students' presence, active participation in the seminar (at least 80% attendance is required), and the timely submission of the tasks during the summer semester are prerequisites for the final assessment.

The assessment toward graduation with a seminar certificate (4 ECTS) requires the following:

  • 30% for attendance and active participation in class activities
  • 35% for an oral 15-minute presentation based on an academic text
  • 35% for submitting a recorded 10-minute video (The details will be discussed at the first session)

Comments

Faculty: Univ. Prof. Dr. Alison J. Clarke | Sen. Sc. Dr. Nargess Khodabakhshi
      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.

Key Words

Childhood, Games, Consumerism, design

Dates

14 March 2023, 14:15–17:00 Seminar Room 6
28 March 2023, 14:15–17:00 Seminar Room 6
09 May 2023, 14:15–17:00 Seminar Room 6
16 May 2023, 14:15–17:00 Seminar Room 6
23 May 2023, 14:15–17:00 Seminar Room 6
06 June 2023, 14:15–17:00 Seminar Room 6
13 June 2023, 14:15–17:00 Seminar Room 6
20 June 2023, 14:15–17:00 Seminar Room 6

Course Enrolment

From 20 February 2023, 07:19 to 10 March 2023, 07:19
Via online registration

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Art Education: subject kkp (Master): Wissenschaftliche Praxis: Lehrveranstaltung nach Wahl aus wissenschaftlicher Praxis, SE 067/003.80

Art Education: subject kkp (Enhancements study): Wissenschaftliche Praxis: FOR: Seminar aus dem Bereich Kunst- und Kulturwissenschaften 067/003.25

Art Education: subject kkp (Enhancements study): Wissenschaftliche Praxis: FOR: Lehrveranstaltungen nach Wahl aus Wissenschaftliche Praxis 067/003.80

Art Education: subject tex (Master): Wissenschaftliche Praxis: Lehrveranstaltung nach Wahl aus wissenschaftlicher Praxis, SE 071/003.80

Art Education: subject dae (Master): Wissenschaftliche Praxis: Lehrveranstaltung nach Wahl aus wissenschaftlicher Praxis, SE 072/003.80

Art Education: subject dex (Bachelor): Wissenschaftliche Praxis: FOR: Lehrveranstaltungen nach Wahl aus Wissenschaftliche Praxis 074/003.80

Art Education: subject dex (Bachelor): Wissenschaftliche Praxis: IT: Bachelorseminar Wissenschaftliche Praxis 074/003.85

Art Education: subject dex (Master): Wissenschaftliche Praxis: Lehrveranstaltung nach Wahl aus wissenschaftlicher Praxis, SE 074/003.80

Art Education: subject dex (Enhancements study): Wissenschaftliche Praxis: FOR: Seminar aus dem Bereich Kunst- und Kulturwissenschaften 074/003.25

Art Education: subject dex (Enhancements study): Wissenschaftliche Praxis: FOR: Lehrveranstaltungen nach Wahl aus Wissenschaftliche Praxis 074/003.80

TransArts - Transdisciplinary Arts (Bachelor): Theoretical foundations: Theoretical foundations 180/003.01

Expanded Museum Studies (Master): Electives: Design History and Theory 537/080.24

Media Arts: Specialisation in Transmedia Arts (2. Section): Wissenschaft, Theorie und Geschichte : Kulturwissenschaften 566/208.15

Media Arts: Specialisation in Digital Arts (2. Section): Wissenschaft, Theorie, Geschichte: Kulturwissenschaften 567/208.15

Studies in Art and Culture (Master): Electives Area 2: Design History and Theory 568/006.15

Design: Specialisation in Graphic Design (2. Section): Theoretical Basics: Theory and History of Design 576/203.08

Industrial Design (2. Section): Design in Context: Theory and Design History 580/202.11

Design: Specialisation in Fashion Design (2. Section): Fashion in Context: Theory and History of Design 584/208.01

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Co-registration: possible

Attending individual courses: possible