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Design and Context

Design and Context focuses on the foundations of craft, design and subject-specific discourse and didactics with a focus on development, production and use of things, architectures and spaces. The program’s goal is to enable students to initiate, design, guide and reflect creative processes in pedagogical situations.

All programs include art and cultural pedagogy at the Institute for Education in the Arts in order to provide students with the principles of the educational sciences and preparatory pedagogical training. The bachelor programs Art and Education and Design in Context offer consecutive master studies.

Design and Context links the procedural requirements of development and production with analyses, methods, and knowledge from the fields of design and architectural theory, of Material Cultural Studies, critique of technology, theories of globalization, gender theories, and Postcolonial Studies. Didactic and teaching oriented aspects of the program are taught in close relation to practical aspects of the three core subjects (Technology; Product | Design; Architecture | City | Space), thus opening up possibilities for an integrated understanding of material as well as social design processes.

Faculty Design and Context