Episode 25: When is art design and when is design art?

IIn today’s episode, I’m using a short video for today’s topic question: When is art design and when is design art? See the video below.




In today’s episode, I’m using a short video for today’s topic question: When is art design and when is design art?


I ask the question: does it really matter? I also share examples of artists, designers and design movements that 'blur the boundaries' between disciplines. 


You can find Vocabulary and Transcript below.


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Vocabulary


blurring the boundaries - to be vaguer or less distinct. If you blur the boundaries between two things, you make it harder to tell them apart, categorise them, or differentiate them. This is the same as:

Blurring the lines - If you blur the lines between two things, you make it harder to tell them apart, categorise them, or differentiate them (same as above).

discipline - an area of study or subject eg. art, design, science, geography are all disciplines

to realise an artwork - make something such as a piece of artwork

superseded - to take the place of something else (in this case a different idea takes the place of another).

Bauhaus movement - a movement of design where design crosses over with fine art and focuses on mass production

to be pigeonholed or to pigeonhole someone - to unfairly describe (someone or something) as belonging to a particular group, having only a particular skill, etc. (Very often this is a negative way of categorising someone)

defy categorisation - to defy categorisation means you aspire not to be put into a specific category (you don't want to be pigeon-holed).


this day and age - at the present time

biomimicry - is the imitation of the elements of nature for the purpose of solving complex human design problems


Transcript






Discussion questions:


Do you think the line between disciplines is more blurry these days? Can you think of your own examples?


Do you think design needs 'crossing of boundaries' to make things more innovative?


Find an example of Biomimicry and summaries its features.

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