Cross-Border Lecture: The Critical Design in the Context of PostPhenomenology

This event will be changed to a hybrid event! (July 12, 2023)

On August 4, Aaron Chu, visiting professor at Kansai University, will give a second lecture.
Why don’t you join us?

関西大学客員教授のAaron Chuさんが方法論としての批判的デザインという魅力的なテーマでお話しくださいます。

Title 題目:

The Critical Design in the Context of PostPhenomenology

Abstract 概要:

Critical design is a practical strategy through design that uncovers potentially hidden agendas and values, and explores alternative design values. A Critical Design practice challenges an audience’s pre-conceptions, provoking new ways of thinking about the object, its use, and the surrounding culture.

Also, Critical Design often uses various artistic devices to express its concerns regarding rapid technological progress and its criticism of scales of mass production, as well as of contemporary capitalism. It questions the negative impact of these phenomena on human society through artistic creation and design.

Against this background, is it possible that cross-border cooperation between art and design can help to strike a balance between each other, and that this cooperation can help to express a “caring-for-society”?

This talk will adopt a post-phenomenological perspective to design and arts and take examples from contemporary Taiwanese artists and designers’ works to understand the relationship between the existence of art/ design and the role of technology. This understanding is critical because the rapid pace of technological change and the increasing role of technology in the world of art/design are obvious.


Lecturer 講師:

Chih-Yung Aaron CHIU, Professor
Chair, Graduate Institute of Art and Technology.
Director, Interdisciplinary Program of Technology and Art,
College of Arts, National Tsing Hua University

邱誌勇 教授

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Aaron CHIU’s Public Lecture “From Visuality to Plasticity: The Visual Spectacle in the Age of Digital Culture in Taiwan”

Dr. Aaron CHIU, visiting professor at Kansai University, will lecture “From Visuality to Plasticity: The Visual Spectacle in the Age of Digital Culture in Taiwan”
Please come and join us!

Chih-Yung Aaron CHIU, Professor & Director

Graduate Institute of Art and Technology, National Tsing Hua University

Visiting Scholar, Kansai University

#A202, Faculty of Sociology, Senriyama Campus, Kansai University

No pre-registration is required, free of charge.

10:40-12:10, Wednesday, July 19, 2023

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Shin became President of JAMS for two years


I became President of the Japan Association for Media, Journalism and Communication Studies (JAMS).
I was elected as the new President at the Board of Directors meeting of the Spring Conference at Nara Prefectural University in June 2023.
For the next two years, I would like to regard academic society as one medium and do my best to make that medium exciting and interesting.
I would like to do this with the help of the Board of Directors, the Auditors, and the more than 1,000 members.
Thank you in advance for your support.

Workshop “Design for Digital Media Society and User” JAMS 2023 Nara, where Shin attended.


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