design and antiquarians – 4

This is a comment on the seminar series currently running between Stanford and Bard Graduate Center. [Link] [Link] This week – George Kubler’s extraordinary “Shape of time” from 1962, and the philosophy and archaeology of R.G.Collingwood [Link]. Both crossed (disciplinary) borders in looking at how we connect things and history. A key question (of pragmatography)…

design and antiquarians – schedule

Here’s the schedule for our ongoing conversation about design, design thinking and the antiquarian paradigm – history through things, collection, documentation, ethnography. [Link] – to more information I. Orientation Week 1, 23 September – What is antiquarianism? What is design? The importance of history in design. Antiquarianism as the model for the pre-disciplinary world. The…

design and antiquarians – 3

This is a comment on the seminar series currently running between Stanford and Bard Graduate Center. [Link] This week – just what was antiquarianism – and why should we be interested? Piranesi’s imagination

design and antiquarians – 2

This is a comment on the seminar series currently running between Stanford and Bard Graduate Center. [Link] This week – the origins of the design museum in the nineteenth century. The history of design history.   The Victoria and Albert, South Kensington, London – original facade – established to improve British manufacturing

design and antiquarians – 1

This is a comment on the seminar series currently running between Stanford and Bard Graduate Center. [Link] Great discussion today about broad convergences between the world of the antiquarian collector and researcher of the seventeenth/eighteenth centuries and that of the designer of today. The notion of design involves questions of how we relate to objects,…

Antiquarians and the origins of design thinking

A seminar of conversation, experiment and exploration with guests from the design world and the academic humanities, hosted by Peter Miller and Michael Shanks Fall 2014 Tuesdays 2 – 5 pm PST – first meeting 23 September What have the Humanities and Liberal Arts to do with design? How can contemporary design be made more…