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DESGN-6720-5: Designing Our Way Out: Temporalities

Spring 2022

Subject: Graduate Design
Type: Seminar
Delivery Mode: In-Person
Level: Graduate

Campus: San Francisco
Course Dates: January 18, 2022 — May 08, 2022
Meetings: Thu 12:00-03:00PM, San Francisco - Main Building - N13
Instructor: Juan Carlos Rodriguez Rivera

Units: 3.0
Enrolled: 11/12 Closed


Design is interaction and dialogue. Design is never perfect; it's a process of constantly absorbing new things. Design is about understanding, respect, and tolerance. Design is about choices. Design is about time and context.

This course explores temporalities and cosmologies within design disciplines. We will work with the intersections/liminal moments of time and space to create new narratives regarding design's role in liberating the world from oppressive systems while also thinking about the creation of new cosmologies, new worlds. The course intends to address the following questions: how do we design our way out? Why do we need to design a way out? The course will examine decolonial theory, critical race theory, philosophy from the Global South, and a variety of methodologies to develop new narratives and projects

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