Einführung in Theorie und Geschichte des Design II

Heng Zhi
Design, Design History and Theory
2023S, Vorlesungen (VO), 2.0 ECTS, 2.0 semester hours, course number S03757

Description

The Making and Shaping of Design: Modernism Then and Now

Against the backdrop of the pressing social demands in a world in upheaval, the interwar to the post-war period saw the consolidation of the core ideas of modernist design. Characterised by principles such as Eames’ famous motto “make the best for the most for the least”, the pioneers of modernism strived to tackle material scarcity and social inequality by creating new, functional forms made accessible for the mass through industrialised production process. Today, modernism still has a strong influence on the way we design our built environment and products. What has become of the endeavour to democratise and transform society through functionality, machine aesthetic, and cost reduction? This lecture series examines some prevailing mass products of the contemporary world such as the monobloc chair and Ikea furniture, and traces their initial conception in design history by demonstrating their roots in post-war modernism and the social-democratic tradition. This course also shows that the notion of modernist design has been constantly challenged, modified, and reinterpreted through the past decades by offering insights into design movements such as Radical Design, Droog Design, and Critical Design.

Course language: German

Examination Modalities

The evaluation criteria for the course are:

  • regular and punctual attendance of the lectures (min. 80% of the lectures, 40% of the grade)
  • short written reflection of the respective lecture (min. 80% of the lectures, 60% of the grade). Submission deadline: May 22nd 2023. Later submissions cannot be considered for the evaluation.

Dates

06 March 2023, 09:30–12:00 Lecture Room 1
20 March 2023, 09:30–12:00 to be announced
17 April 2023, 09:30–12:00 to be announced
08 May 2023, 09:30–12:00 to be announced
22 May 2023, 09:30–12:00 to be announced
05 June 2023, 09:30–12:00 to be announced

Course Enrolment

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

co-registration: possible

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