Theorie und Geschichte des Design 2

Heng Zhi
Design, Design History and Theory
2023S, Proseminar (PS), 3.0 ECTS, 2.0 semester hours, course number S03751

Description

Design and Crisis

According to design historian Jonathan Woodham, design’s significance increases “in the political agenda and on the world stage” during economic crisis (Woodham 2010). What is then design’s political, social, and environmental impact in times of multiple crises like in the contemporary world? On the one hand, this seminar examines historical examples on how design was employed as political and economic means in situations of crisis during the period of post-war reconstruction and various economic crises. On the other hand, it explores design’s role and capacity in the change of values within society, accessing both design practices that emerged against the background of the environmental crisis in 1970s, and examples of contemporary design addressing topics of the current crises such as the climate emergency, the decline in wealth, and the intensifying social inequality.

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)

Comments

Zoom Link:
https://dieangewandte-at.zoom.us/j/96488627013?pwd=MHZlM2J6YUxOQ0NOMi9mblVIM0Nndz09

Meeting ID: 964 8862 7013
Passcode: 811120

Dates

07 March 2023, 09:30–12:15 Zoom + Flux 1
21 March 2023, 09:30–12:15 Zoom + Flux 1
18 April 2023, 09:30–12:15 Zoom + Flux 1
09 May 2023, 09:30–12:15 Zoom + Flux 1 , "Verspäteter Start um 10:15!"
23 May 2023, 09:30–12:15 Zoom + Flux 1

Course Enrolment

From 01 February 2023, 00:00 to 04 March 2023, 00:00
Via online registration

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

Art Education: subject dex (Bachelor): Wissenschaftliche Praxis: FOR: aus Geschichte und Theorie der Architektur bzw. des Design (wahlweise) 074/003.20

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

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

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

Design: Specialisation in Communication Design (2. Section): Methodological and Theoretical Basics: Theory and History of Design 577/203.08

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

Fine Arts (2. Section): Scientific and Research Practice: Media Theory,Art&Knowledge Transfer,Th. of Architecture,Th. and Hist. of Design 605/202.02

Fine Arts (2. Section): Scientific and Research Practice: Free Electives out of Scientific and Research Practice 605/202.80

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Co-registration: possible

Attending individual courses: possible