INDES 355 Contemporary Design Issues • 5 Cr.
The course aims at creating a critical understanding of contemporary design in the context of global urbanization. The class strives to dig beyond the mainstream architectural historiography and puts forward a critical perspective by introducing non-Western examples, themes including colonialism, feminism and environmental, humanitarian and socially conscious design. Prerequisite: Acceptance to the program or permission of instructor.
After completing this class, students should be able to:
- Identify the ideas and main trends of design after 1950s
- Explain the relations between different approaches in design in the last 50-60 years
- Assess and critique the built environment they live in
- Situate their profession within the society and history
- Characterize globalization and its impact on design profession
- Generate design projects with a solid theoretical background
- Spring 2019 (current quarter)