Proposal for a Worldbuilding Curriculum

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Title

Proposal for a Worldbuilding Curriculum

Creator

Vince Carducci;
Stephen Zacks;
Claude Boullevraye de Passillé;
Raphaele Shirley;
Tunde Onikoyi

Creator/Author Institutional Affiliation

Zacks: Amplifier Inc.;
Boullevraye de Passillé: Atelier Apsis;
Shirley: Raphaele Shirley Studio;
Onikoyi: University of Regina

Date

Nov 2-4, 2022; published: Oct 2023

Abstract

Design practice, adaptive or otherwise, requires research to inform its work. In addition to instruction in design tools, technologies, and methodological practices, a well-rounded design education course must propagate the intellectual knowledge and emotional dispositions, as well as ethical and cultural awareness, essential to creating visionary, equitable, and sustainable solutions to present and future global design opportunities. In response to the challenges of what has come to be termed the Anthropocene (i.e. the current geological age in which human activity is seen to have a dominant influence on climate and the environment), the Worldbuilding Curriculum proposes a pedagogy for a planetary imaginary that transcends physical, political, and ideological boundaries.

The curriculum draws upon scholarship from a global, postcolonial perspective, situated within the humanities, sciences, and design theory. It investigates broad conceptual categories to develop deeper understanding of critical domains affecting the planetary future and hence their implications for the strategies and tactics designers might employ in response.

The Worldbuilding Curriculum is intended to be applicable to undergraduate or graduate study or used as a basis for professional development. It is broadly relevant to other disciplines.

Publisher

Cumulus: The Global Association of Art and Design Education and Research

Subject Terms

curriculum; theory; planetary imaginary; sustainment; worldbuild

Page Range

502-520

ISBN/ISSN

9798218079017

Peer-Reviewed

Yes

Files

Carducci_Proposal_Worldbuilding.pdf

Citation

Vince Carducci;Stephen Zacks;Claude Boullevraye de Passillé;Raphaele Shirley;Tunde Onikoyi, “Proposal for a Worldbuilding Curriculum,” CCS Research Repository, accessed April 21, 2024, https://omeka.collegeforcreativestudies.edu/items/show/43.

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