Course: Socializing Aspects of Design

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Course title Socializing Aspects of Design
Course code KDT/808
Organizational form of instruction no contact
Level of course Doctoral
Year of study not specified
Semester Winter and summer
Number of ECTS credits 0
Language of instruction Czech
Status of course Compulsory
Form of instruction unspecified
Work placements unspecified
Recommended optional programme components None
  • Pavlíček Tomáš, doc. PhDr. Ph.D.
Course content
These informations are in the annotation of the course.

Learning activities and teaching methods
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Learning outcomes
The course called Socializing aspects of design is focused on the process of communication between the contemporary society, design, and visual art. This specialized block of lectures acquaints students with gallery and museum operation (oriented to presentation and collection funds of design), and with establishing new, dynamic forms of presentation of artefacts. The course examines the sphere of socialization of design especially from a theoretical point of view; however, at the same time, the acquired knowledge is used in adopting practical principles, methods, and skills necessary to organize presentation and promotion of contemporary design. Themes: - Author - producer of a contemporary artefact - Gallery, museum - space for presenting contemporary design - Curator - distributor (mediator) of contemporary design - Society - consumer of contemporary design
The gained capabilities constitute an encompassment and an aquirement of knowledge and experience in the given field of study, they result from a concrete annotation of the subject and are aimed at a profile´s fulfilment of the graduate of the given field of study.
Successful completion of the previous study

Assessment methods and criteria
Exam Colloquium
Recommended literature
  • Arnheim, R. Visual Thinking. Berkeley University of California Press, 1969.
  • Benjamin, W. Umělecké dílo ve věku jeho reprodukovatelnosti, in Dílo a jeho zdroj. Odeon, Praha, 1979.
  • Bierut, M. 79 Short Essays on Design. Princeton Architectural Press, 2007.
  • Brown, J. K. Making Culture Visible. Routledge, 2005.
  • Fiske, J. Understanding Popular Culture. Routledge, 1989.
  • Gans, H. J. Popular Culture and HighCulture: An Analysis and Evaluation of Taste. Basic Books, 1999.
  • Greenberg, B.; Ferguson, B. W.; Nairne, S. Thinking about Exhibitions. Routledge, 1996.
  • Heller, S. (ed.); Vienne, V. (ed.). Citizen Designer: Perspectives on Design Responsibility. Allworth Press, 2003.
  • Kesner, L. ml. (ed.). Vizuální teorie - současné anglo-americké myšlení o výtvarných dílech. Jinočany, 2005.
  • Kesner, L. ml. Muzeum umění v digitální době. Argo a NG, Praha, 2000.
  • Kol. autorů. Umění v dialogu s veřejností. Dům umění města Brna, 1999.
  • Marincola, P. (ed.). Curating now: Imaginative Practice / Public Responsibility. Philadelphia Exhibitions Initiative, 2001.
  • Miller, D. C.; Salkind, N. J. Handbook of Research Design and Social Measurement. Sage Publications, 2002.
  • Mirzoeff, N. An Introduction to Visual Culture. Routledge, 2002.
  • Orend, R. J. ocialization and Participation in the Arts. Americans for the Arts, 1989.
  • Wade, G. (ed.). Curating in the 21st Century. Walsall, Wolverhampton, 2000.
  • Williams, R.; Newton, J. H. Visual Communication: Integrating Media, Art and Science. Routledge, 2007.

Study plans that include the course
Faculty Study plan (Version) Branch of study Category Recommended year of study Recommended semester
Faculty of Art and Design Visual Communication (A) Art and applied art - -
Faculty of Art and Design Visual Communication (A) Art and applied art - -