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Designaktivisme

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  • UndervisingssemesterVår, Haust
  • EmnekodeKMD-VIS-225
  • Talet på semester1
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Mål og innhald

¿Art should comfort the disturbed, and disturb the comfortable.¿

¿ Banksy

What do you see that you¿d like to amplify? What do you see that you¿d like to subdue? Are you proactive or reactive? Do you resist or do you generate? What do you want to change? improve? destroy?

Design activism has its roots in Henry David Thoreau¿s essay ¿Civil Disobedience¿, in which he makes the case for not blindly following authority, but following one¿s individual conscience in each matter.

In the many years since, artists of many kinds have taken up the banner of Thoreau¿s call, including (but not

exhausting) Isidore Isou and the Letterist group, Guy Debord and the International Situationist movement (both

credited for inventing Détournement), Spass Guerillas, Motherfuckers Against the Wall, Tibor Kalman, Jenny Holtzer, Barbara Kruger, Guerilla Girls, Group Material, AdBusters, Occupy, Pussy Riot ¿

The commercial sector has also taken up the call, with Viral advertising and Guerilla advertising, or more correctly appropriated the methods and tools these artists (and of course many many more) created and drew to light. The advertising and public relations business has used these methods, and in some ways perfected them. (See e.g. Edward Bernays, and onwards in the business anywhere in the world).

The motivation for Design activists to question thus has become one of purpose, morality, and justice.

Krav til forkunnskapar

Alle forrige BAV kurs

Undervisningsformer og omfang av organisert undervisning

Brainstorming techniques, managing a project. Research by observation and documentation. Creative Brief. The Visual Essay. Performance / Action. Presentation, practice, and discussion.

Emneansvarleg

Dora Isleifsdottir