COURSE | Funchal, Madeira | Portugal

SHORT SUMMARY 

PPP seeks to equip students with the ethical, organization, and practical knowledge required to imagine and develop products that advance and strengthen “social Europe” values of inclusion, diversity, and equality.

COURSE NAME: Progressive Product Prototypes (PPP)

AIMS, METHODS AND CONTENT 

Combining visiting lectures, hands-on laboratory work, and art & design methods, the class tightly integrates critical discourse with prototyping and speculation. Drawing from the empirical history of Science, Technology, and Society, and mixing with speculative techniques from the plastic arts, the course will look at how products are made, by whom, and for what ends, then imagine new and different forms of work and production.

LEARNING OUTCOMES

  • A discerning and critical perspective on products and contemporary consumer culture
  • Empirically derived understanding of product and service lifecycles
  • Concepts and techniques for speculating alternate approaches to products and services
  • Some concrete skills for prototyping alternate products better suited for social europe

PROGRAMME (SYLLABUS)

The five day course follows a daily pattern:

09:30: Group scrum, discussion the day’s schedule
11:00: Lab work
12:00: Lecture 1: internal course lecture/seminar
13:00: Lunch
14:00: Lab work
17:00: Public Lecture
Dinner, etc.

ASSESSMENT 

40% Final project
40% Seminar contributions and participation
30% Lab work and participation

COURSE MATERIALS

5 readings prior to the course

2 guides to be accessed during the course

All shop/lab materials provided by M-ITI

 

COURSE FEATURES

  • LOCATION (Funchal, Madeira | Portugal)
  • DURATION (3 weeks)
  • WORKSHOP (6 days)
  • CREDIT VALUE (4 ECTS)
  • LANGUAGE (English)
  • LEVEL (postgrad., MA)

Mentors

Local Coordinators: Chris Csikszentmihalyi, Sergi Bermudez i Badia

Peter Purg, Nayari Castillo, Franziska Hederer

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