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?
The Critical Design in the Context of PostPhenomenology
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.
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