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Design and the Posthumanist Perspective

Master's level | 15 credits | Course code: FKADPH | Sustainability focused
Spring 2020
50% Day
Period: 20 January 2020 - 7 June 2020
Comments: Please note that the course will take place on campus.
2 Closed GU-25053
2) Only EU/EEA citizens and students with approved residence permit in Sweden can apply

About the Course

This course invites designers to explore how a posthumanist perspective could influence their work in response to the existential challenges brought about by man-made environmental disaster. In the course you will develop your own design project and explore how you as a designer can contribute and relate to emerging transdisciplinary fields influenced by posthumanism such as the Environmental Humanities.

In your own project, you will critically examine how design and the posthumanist perspective can affect issues relating to environmental sustainability. These include the exploitation of natural resources, the maintenance of viable ecosystems, interspecies justice, how norms affect the relationship between humans and the environment, and how design influences people's impact on the environment.

The assessment will consist of a presentation where you will discuss the visual and material outcomes of your project, and a written assignment where you will situate your work in relation to relevant design practice and artistic research.

Teaching takes place through seminars, lectures, workshops, tutorials, individual and group study. The course is given in English.

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Requirements and Selection

Requirements: At least 180 ECT credits within Design, Fine Arts or equivalent.

Selection: The selection is based on an assessment of submitted work samples. Information and instructions regarding the work samples can be found under each course at Submitting work samples is mandatory for a complete application.

Tuition Fee

Application fee: 900 SEK
Full course cost: 68 071 SEK
First payment: 68 071 SEK

EU/EEA citizens, Swedish residence permit holders and exchange students do not pay fees. More information on:

Study Guidance



Visiting address: Kristinelundsgatan 6-8

Phone: 031-786 10 00

Course that is sustainability-focused where at least one of the learning outcomes clearly shows that the course content meets one of the current sustainability criteria. The content with a focus on sustainability must also, in accordance with the criteria, constitute the course's main focus

Course that is sustainability-related where at least one of the learning outcomes clearly shows that the course content meets one of the current sustainability criteria.

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