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Course Name
HT1210 - Anti-Developed Clinic: The Becoming of a Design Culture Course

Course Description
SESSION TWO - The Becoming of a Design Culture is an experimental studio on how society treats the term “culture.” Colonial traumas have understandably stunted an entire continent to heal, and this is displayed through the heedless hodgepodge of development misinterpreted as societal progress. The clinic will be retraining the brain on how to feel and will deconstruct all notions of what an African aesthetic should look like. It will radically heal and root designers with ancestral traditions to create informed and soulful spaces.

Course Details and Overview


April 10th - May 16th, 2021

  • Meeting Time: 2hrs once a week for 6 Weeks
  • Venue: Zoom
  • Day and Time: Sundays, 1pm - 3pm (EST) / 5pm - 7pm (WAT)
  • Prerequisites: None
  • Requirement for Certificate designation: One research assignment
  • Outcomes: Audit or Certificate
  • Required Readings: To be provided in the course online folder: a bibliography of African architecture publications, video documentaries and websites.

Course Overview:

Week One: Introduction to African Talismanic Art Practices

Week Two: Creating a Cultured Continent and Destroying Anti-Black Sentiments in Design

Week Three: Illness of Over-Connectivity - Returning to Analog

Week Four: Processing Patterns in Natures - Cradling Customs

Week Five: Healing Colonial Trauma through Sensory Art

Week Six: Grounding Micro Motifs into Public Memory Assignment

$ 250

    Professor Felema Yemaneberhan
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