Identity in Modern Times: Fashion, Design and the Redefinition of Subcultures

We take Susan Sontag's thoughts reflected in her Notes on Camp (1964) as the foundation for a discussion on modern sensibility and individual identity, through the analysis of fashion, design and the expression of identity within a comparative of analysis of subcultures of modern society.

DELIVERY MODE

  • Face-to-Face

SUGGSTED READING

  • Susan Sontag, Notes on Camp (1964)

COURSE OUTLINE

  • A general view on the realm of identity in modern times (19th Century till now) and its reflection on fashion and design, introducing Sontag's thoughts.
  • Sensibilty, taste and the modern individual
  • The context of time and the "now" and how it reflects on the expression of identity of subcultures explained
  • Social structure and culture - and how modern individualism set through

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