How can we design a contemporary education in the foundations of design?
The concepts of design have changed dynamically from product and process to systems and services and lately to social, participatory, open, transition and transformation design.
Traditionally, design foundations were material driven and focused on syntactical forms. However there where implicit aspects of also educating the future designer‘s posture. The aesthetical was linked to the ethical. This is a reason why famous schools like Bauhaus, Hfg Ulm and Black Mountain College founded their legacy.
But what about today? How can we proactively lay the foundations for a new understanding of design as a place of discourse, research, and experimentation?