HISTORY OF CONTEMPORARY DESIGN
CARLOTA CASANOVA: HISTORY OF CONTEMPORARY DESIGN
Carlota Casanova is an Associate Professor of Business and Design at EU Business School.
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 that occurred in the 20th century until today.
Emphasis is placed on 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 starts with a very brief introduction on design origins, and then delves deeper into movements and cultural contexts 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 ends with a critical reflection on today’s design trends.
School: EUBusiness School
Professor: Carlota Casanova