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Utopia - dystopia: documentation of the thesis Utopia/dystopia
University College of Arts, Crafts and Design, The Department of Design, Crafts and Art (DKK), Interior Architecture & Furniture Design.
2009 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

I will start my thesis project with an analyse of current innovations in technology and new materials to find out what possible potential they may offer for new design solutions. The focus will be on inventions of disruptive technologies of the past and the present and how they change our way of life. An interesting point is to draw conclusions from how the consequences of these technological milestones impact our everyday life. An example is the influence of the internet (in the bigger and the smaller scale): it changed our way to purchase goods, to find a partner and to get e-services.

In an experimental way I will build up scenarios of a possible future based on this technological knowledge. The hypothetical utopias and dystopias will evoke new questions and theories. In the research phase I will among others illustrate classical and modern utopias and dystopias.

I will try to capture the spirit and the trends of both, visionary scientists and designer/architects/ar-tists to describe fears and hopes of the future.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Stockholm: Konstfack, Institutionen för inredningsarkitektur och möbeldesign , 2009. , 111 p.
Uppsats : IA 2009
Keyword [sv]
Design, teori, filosofi, Utopier, Dystopier
National Category
Art History
URN: urn:nbn:se:konstfack:diva-2738OAI: diva2:417765
Fine Art
Master / InSpace 2009Available from: 2011-05-18 Created: 2011-05-17 Last updated: 2011-05-18Bibliographically approved

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