Event Title

De/signing Discourse: Production, Consumption, and Sustainability in the 'Age of Aesthetics'

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Description

Professor Harold's presentation explores the relationship between industrial design, grassroots production, and environmental sustainability. This project builds upon her work on the politics of branding and consumption begun in her book OurSpace. The focus of commercial rhetoric is shifting toward the formal components of objects (their shape, weight, footprint, etc.) more than the text and graphics of brands. Through examples such as the handcrafts, makers, and emotional design movements, Harold tracks the political potential of challenging how we understand the Object and how we might more carefully consider the larger ramifications of our relationship to the world of things.

About the Lecturer: Christine Harold, Associate Professor of Communication at the University of Washington

Document Type

Event

Start Date

22-5-2013 12:00 PM

End Date

22-5-2013 1:15 PM

Location

Fairhaven College Auditorium

Resource Type

Moving image

Title of Series

World Issues Forum

Genre/Form

lectures

Contributing Repository

Fairhaven College of Interdisciplinary Studies

Keywords

Politics of branding, Age of Aesthetics

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Language

English

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video/mp4

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May 22nd, 12:00 PM May 22nd, 1:15 PM

De/signing Discourse: Production, Consumption, and Sustainability in the 'Age of Aesthetics'

Fairhaven College Auditorium

Professor Harold's presentation explores the relationship between industrial design, grassroots production, and environmental sustainability. This project builds upon her work on the politics of branding and consumption begun in her book OurSpace. The focus of commercial rhetoric is shifting toward the formal components of objects (their shape, weight, footprint, etc.) more than the text and graphics of brands. Through examples such as the handcrafts, makers, and emotional design movements, Harold tracks the political potential of challenging how we understand the Object and how we might more carefully consider the larger ramifications of our relationship to the world of things.

About the Lecturer: Christine Harold, Associate Professor of Communication at the University of Washington