BAD Design connects the dots between three creative disciplines: fine arts, architecture and design. This module uses tools to establish a crossover between thought and practice. Art, architecture and design are the focus of the workshop programme that covers all three areas. Students are expected to engage in their learning and are required to produce a unique artwork which merges the three disciplines.
BAD Design starts off by analysing the brief in order to experiment with limits, uses, functions and contexts. This is done by creating forms inspired by a wide range of influences, such as fiction, alternative narrative, a potential industrial object or architecture from the landscape. All these forms put forward other tangible and plausible ways of perceiving reality. The designer is an enabler who is able to shake off convention and cliché to design a new world in the making.
BAD Design, like any form of creation, requires critical thinking and questioning our economic, political and social systems in order to propose a different vision of the world.