Object as Activist: Furniture Design & the Community - SDES3411

Faculty: Faculty of Art & Design

School: School of Art & Design

Course Outline: Download course outline (PDF format)

Campus: Paddington

Career: Undergraduate

Units of Credit: 6

EFTSL: 0.12500 (more info)

Indicative Contact Hours per Week: 3

Enrolment Requirements:

L2 Object Design Prerequisite

CSS Contribution Charge: 1 (more info)

Tuition Fee: See Tuition Fee Schedule

Further Information: See Class Timetable

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Object as Activist: Furniture Design and the Community aims to engage you in the field of furniture design for social impact and innovation. Studio briefs will be framed around 'socially active design', where the focus of the design is society and its transition and/or transformation to a more sustainable way of living, working and producing. Research will be driven by real life problems identified by local Councils, non-govenment organisations or agencies addressing community wellbeing. You will learn how to write a return brief, engage with community and develop an understanding of your role as a 'change agent' for society. Design outcomes for this studio will be framed by your response to the brief.

You will work on one project throughout the course and have three sequential assessment tasks covering; research and concepts, design development and final design synthesis and presentation.

SDES3411 Object as Activist: Furniture Design and the Community is a 3000 level studio course. It is one of a suite of two interrelated core courses in Year 3 that complete a four-course specialist 'object stream' in the BDes(Hons) programs in Year 3.

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