University of Technology Sydney

87441 VC Project: Contexts of Visual Communication

6cp; 80 per cent attendance is required at lectures and studio sessions
Requisite(s): 87632 VC Design Studio: The Ethics of Image and Text AND 87222 VC Design Project: Symbols, Systems and Visual Play



In this subject, students explore a range of historical and contemporary contexts from which visual communication practices emerge. By applying a 'speculative histories' approach, students consider the contemporary condition of living in the anthropocene and the impact of technological determinism on global inequalities and ecological survival. This particular method of design history proposes 'what-if' scenarios about the past and shows how historical precedents can encourage new interpretations of particular events and present alternate possibilities for the future.

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Spring session, City campus

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