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Viewing: CAH 6040 : Contemporary Culture & Design

Last edit: Mon, 13 Feb 2017 17:48:25 GMT

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Columbian College of Arts and Sciences
Corcoran School of the Arts and Design (CCAD)
Contemporary Culture & Design
Contemporary Culture & Design
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This course will examine how the field of design reflects the movements and attitudes of our contemporary culture and vice versa. Each year the course will explore different topics through a combination of seminar, special guest lectures, student presentations, and readings. Students will complete an extensive research project on a topic of their choice and present their findings at the end of the semester. The Spring semester will focus on the objects with which we surround ourselves- from the highly functional to the purely decorative and the imminently disposable to the cherished heirloom. We will explore the societal influences, the environmental impact, and the role and responsibility of designers in a culture of objects.

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