New Design Economies, margins and centres
What economic, social and cultural practices exist outside mainstream orthodoxies? What can we discover about design through them? How can you work with and in these? How do these interact with more dominant conventions?
Through this 6-week course we will explore how marginal everyday practices -- in society and in economies -- interact with centres and vice-versa. Activities are premised on a need to develop design strategies and leadership that reach beyond current orthodoxies and perspectives.
You will participate in lectures, visits, assignments, reading groups and discussions. These will prepare you to define and develop an individual or group project that cultivates new ways of intervening in contemporary economic and social practices.
- Course Leader: Professor Guy Julier
- Course Tutor: Dr Elise Hodson
- Teaching Assistant: Annukka Svanda
The projects will take place in the Helsinki region and, for starters, there are possibilities to do work with social inclusion in Itäkeskus (in collaboration with Migrant Youth) and in food networks in Kalasatama (in collaboration with Forum Virium).
FOR MORE DETAILS ON THIS COURSE READ THE COURSE HANDBOOK (SEPARATE FILE)
The course consists of 270 working hours, being, approximately:
- lectures, visits, seminars and presentations 50 hours;
- assignments, 24 hours;
- project, including tutorial support, leading to final report, 206 hours.
You must enrol in this course to be permitted attend any of its activities. The course requires a commitment to engaging through all 6 weeks. If you continue to attend after week 2 but subsequently drop out of the course and do not submit your final project, your grade will be 0.
Passing the course requires attending 80% of contact teaching sessions. Absence during contact teaching may be made up by completing an assignment agreed upon with the teacher. Students unable to meet the required level of attendance (for example due to exceptional circumstances such as health or residence issues), should contact the teacher as far as possible in advance to explain and discuss completion.
Independent StudyThere are two, short assignments and a project set. You will also be expected to undertake independent reading in support of your work. Recommended reading is provided separately.