Critical and Speculative Design (gLV) 

Rubrik: Methodologie / Kulturtechniken
Keywords: Ethik, Ästhetik, Gesellschaft

This seminar explores historical and contemporary approaches to design as a critical and speculative practice.

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Nummer und TypBDE-BDE-T-WP-4015.23F.001 / Moduldurchführung
ModulWahlpflichtmodul Theorie 4. Semester 
VeranstalterDepartement Design
LeitungDr. phil. Björn Franke
ZeitMo 20. Februar 2023 bis Mo 22. Mai 2023 / 15–17 Uhr
Anzahl Teilnehmende6 - 22
ECTS2 Credits
VoraussetzungenFor DDE Bachelor students:

For ZHdK students of other degree programms or specializations, binding enrollment takes place within the scope of the open lectures (gLV) from 30.1. - 12.2.23 via ClickEnroll (limited number of places).

Participation may not overlap with other courses or must be agreed upon advance with the study secretariat responsible for the student.
ZielgruppenBachelor Wahlpflichtseminar für Studierende im 4. Semester
Lernziele / KompetenzenThe seminar explores design as a critical practice and thus aims to engage the students with the ethical, social and political influence of design and thereby with their own approach and attitude towards design. Furthermore, the seminar will introduce the students to scholarly methods, to explore and evaluate relevant literature and to critically engage with artefacts, texts and films.
InhalteDesign as critical practice aims to broaden the field of design and the role of the designer by challenging its sometimes limiting views, values and practices. It takes the ideologies and consequences of the production of artefacts into account and aims to form a critical perspective on these issues and thus to expand the field of design beyond commercial interests. These perspectives can be critical of the practices of design or it can use design as a medium to critically engage with social and political developments as well as speculate about alternative forms of living. In this seminar we will explore the history and contemporary practices of critical and speculative design based on selected projects, artefacts, films and texts.
Bibliographie / LiteraturLiterature will be announced in the seminar.
Leistungsnachweis / TestatanforderungActive and regular attendance (min. 80%), reading and preparing the weekly reading assignments; presentations and/or writing assignments.
TermineEvery Monday from 20 February until 22 May 2023
No classes on 10 April / 1 May 2023
Bewertungsformbestanden / nicht bestanden
BemerkungThe seminar will be in English, including discussions, literature and films.
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