Conjunctive synthesis as an interdisciplinary pedagogical method for art and design - a cube

Psarologaki, Liana (2014) Conjunctive synthesis as an interdisciplinary pedagogical method for art and design - a cube. The International Journal of Arts and Sciences, 7 (3). pp. 613-624. ISSN 1944-6934

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The paper looks at Brian Massumi’s concept of conjunctive synthesis as a pedagogical method for art and design interdisciplinary projects. It focuses on UK based HE Institutions with a particular curriculum related to Interior or Product Design and Architectural Technology and proposes a shift of the agenda from thinking the disciplines as distinct areas of study towards mapping their shared vocabulary as practices that can be creative and critical yet abstract and conceptual. It suggests a vertical model of collaborative engagement among students of different stages of undergraduate studies within a Design related course. The paper presents a comparative study drawn from a short 3-week project of transforming a platonic solid –cube- into a design object following conjunctive synthesis in the studio. The project formed an introductory exercise for BA (Hons) Interior Design, BSc (Hons) Product Design and BSc (Hons) Architectural Technology Level 4, 5 and 6 for the Autumn Term of Academic Year 13/14 at the Architecture and 3D Design Department of the School of the Arts (3D SoTA) University of Northampton, UK.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: architecture, design, architectural technology
Subjects: N Fine Arts > NA Architecture
Divisions: Faculty of Arts, Business & Applied Social Science > Department of Arts & Humanities
Depositing User: David Upson-Dale
Date Deposited: 15 Mar 2021 13:09
Last Modified: 15 Mar 2021 13:09

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