Higher seminars - Clemens Thornquist

Time: 2017-12-12, 13:00 — 14:30
Location: Gallery (T154), ground floor and close to the entrance of Textile Fashion Center, Skaraborgsvägen 3, Borås.
Event Type: Seminar

The Higher Seminars aim to introduce contemporary research and professional work within the field of design, art, media, music and more. The Higher Seminars primarily target The Swedish School of Textiles' PhD, master and bachelor students of fashion and textile design. However, they are also open and available to all, meaning that anyone can come and listen. If you are not a student or teacher at The Swedish School of Textiles and interested in joining in a seminar, please contact seminar coordinator Saina Koohnavard in advance.

12 December - Prof. Clemens Thornquist
Lecture theme: Applied Art and Fine Design

Design is most often grounded in studio-based and case-based approaches where products, scenarios and situations are re-considered, subsequent to the equally often taken for granted applied character of design as a field.

As an alternative to this approach in I will argue for the significance of basic research in the development of design skills and design thinking. It means that together with developing design skills through e.g. integrative studies and participatory projects, basic design research focuses on the explorations of definitions and methods – the ontological and logical foundations of design as an academic discipline – for the sake of developing the field of design itself.