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Issues in Design: Theory + Culture of Design

Course No. ACD 416  Credits: 3.0

What exactly is the "culture" of design? Design writer Guy Julier recognizes a shift in the design profession from "a multidisciplinary to an interdisciplinary activity." This assertion will become our point of departure for exploring the interdisciplinary aspects of contemporary design practice and theory in relationship to the complexities of culture and society, especially with respect to urban environments. We will move from conventional considerations of the history of modern and postmodern art and design, to a broader contemporary understanding of design with respect to globalization, consumerism, technological change, sustainability, infrastructure, city planning, urban design and alternative trends. Visual Culture Emphasis course. Fulfills post-1960s art history requirement.

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Gary D. Sampson

Professor of Art + Design History

Gary Sampson teaches art and design history and theory. He is also adjunct in art history and occasional SAGES...more

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