A key element in all contemporary academic design courses are the artefacts produced by a society in its own context. These artefacts from a given period are related to the social, political, economic, technical, and aesthetic conceptions of that time and place and enables us to get a better understanding of those societies. They are manifest in architecture, 3D design, 2D design including photography, textiles and fashion. Although this is possible for any period throughout history and across any culture, these talks will start in 1851 and continue towards our present time.
N.B. The class will start on 7 October