Society dynamics in the information era raisethe need to develop new mental structuresand fundamentals of knowledge on which tobase analysis and critical personal perspec-tives towards the objects and phenomenaforming contemporary culture.Both the practice of and reflection on designand architecture in the present, which posi-tively consolidate active and reformist basesfor the immediate future, require the con-struction of new creative parameters and anew mental attitude, which, to a large extent,depend on the formation of sound, yet at thesame time flexible criteria concerning the un-derstanding of the state of reality.For professionals involved in creative and in-tellectual tasks, the actual exercise of reana-lysing and reformulating existing definitionsusing the transformation process of the pres-ent as a basis has become an inextricablepart of the work itself.
Postgraduate Diploma inDesign, Society and Thought
from October 2011 to March 2012
Postgraduate Diploma in Design, Society and Thought, degree awardedby Pompeu Fabra University (UPF) and ELISAVA School of Design and Engineeringof Barcelona.
The purpose of the course is to study thecurrent cultural meaning of design-relatedactivities and how it is formulated, to exploreits relevance and significance, and study itspresence as the subject of the convergenceof the synergies of the flows forming thepresent state of reality in order to providestudents with the keys to defining and as-sessing modes of active and reactive culturalintervention. The following are the main objectives:– To enhance the creative and intellectualabilities of professionals trained in designwith regard to the understanding andconceptual structure of their own workand any other contemporary culturalmanifestation.– To encourage students to constructmethods of dealing with and reacting tothe synergies and events that define theimmediate state of the present.– To develop creative resources in studentsso they can propose new concepts,methods and strategies for reflection andcreation, which give their professionalwork more awareness of their interventionand action capacity in current social andcultural dynamics.