Einführung in Theorie und Geschichte des Design 1

Anna Nagele
Design, Design History and Theory
2023W, Vorlesungen (VO), 2.0 ECTS, 2.0 semester hours, course number S04722

Description

Design and its interrelations with technological development and social justice:

As designers, we are actively involved in making the future of our communities and planet. This requires us to explore the role and responsibility of design in contributing towards issues of social justice and planetary health. In this lecture series, we critically and creatively explore the relations between design and society with a focus on its ethical, political and environmental dimensions. In particular, we will look at the links between design, technological change, and current societal challenges, such as artificial intelligence, climate change, digitalisation, inequality, privacy, surveillance, and sustainability. We will explore the ideologies of design tools and products, and the legacies through which they were given form. This lecture series visits some of the key moments in design history, demonstrating the strong link between designers’ engagement with prevailing technologies and their vision of reform, beauty, and social change. We will furthermore explore design justice principles and co-design practices as movements in design that aim to ensure a more equitable distribution of design’s benefits and burdens.

Language: German

Examination Modalities

For successful completion of this course the following requirements apply:

  • regular, punctual attendance (min. 80% of all sessions, 40% of grade)
  • submission of a learning diary based on the contents of this course, including written comments and reflections on the lectures, referring to one self-selected design artefact for each session; references in footnotes are required (https://www.scribbr.de/chicago-zitierweise/zitieren-im-text-chicago-fuss-oder-endnotensystem/); 1500 (+/- 10%) words; covering a min. 80% of all lectures (60% of grade); 
  • deadline: 08. Februar 2024, late submissions cannot be considered for assessment

Comments

This lecture is held in German.

The learning diary can be submitted in German or English.

 

Office hours

Mittwochs, 14:00 - 15:00 (nur gegen Voranmeldung, Postgasse 6 - 2.St. oder Zoom)

Key Words

Technologie, Geschichte, Zukunft, Gesellschaft, design

Dates

09 October 2023, 10:00–12:30 Lecture Room 1
23 October 2023, 10:00–12:30 Lecture Room 1
06 November 2023, 10:00–12:30 Lecture Room 1
20 November 2023, 10:00–12:30 Lecture Room 1
04 December 2023, 10:00–12:30 Lecture Room 1
18 December 2023, 10:00–12:30 Lecture Room 1
08 January 2024, 10:00–12:30 Lecture Room 1

Course Enrolment

From 24 July 2023, 09:00 to 10 October 2023, 10:00
Via online registration

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Co-registration: possible

Attending individual courses: possible