Theory / Critical Theory submodule
The Critical Theory submodule aims to present the main trends in critical and cultural studies at Master’s level to the future professionals of design theory. The course outlines the current landscape from an interdisciplinary, theoretical-historical perspective that is sensitive to multiple processes. It tracks the definitive process for the development of design culture studies in which classical literary science transformed into cultural studies, with particular emphasis on British, American and continental trends in cultural research. Within the study of the latter, a special focus is given to the interpretation of the legacy of the Frankfurt School and its critical relevance today.