HISTORY OF CONTEMPORARY DESIGN

CARLOTA CASANOVA: HISTORY OF CONTEMPORARY DESIGN 

Carlota Casanova associated Professor at Bussines and Design in EUBusinessSchool.

The course is designed to introduce students to the history of contemporary design by generating a historic, theoretical and conceptual timeline of major events and milestones occurred in the XXth century and until today.

Emphasis is placed into critical thinking based on the knowledge of historical facts in order to achieve a conceptual background that allows students to establish relationships between design chronology and society´s evolution.

The course is starting with a very brief introduction of design origins, and then going deeper into movements and cultural context that shaped design in  the past century: the industrial revolution, the vanguards, the boom of mass media, the transgression of the form and the advent of the digital era. Finally, the course will close with a critical reflection of today´s design trends. 

Year: 2015-2017

Location: Barcelona

School: EUBusiness School

Professor: Carlota Casanova