Between Chairs: Design Pedagogies in Transcultural Dialogue


The postgraduate research program Bauhaus Lab took the India Lounge or 24/42 Chair as the starting point for a study of transcultural design discourses between the Ulm School of Design (1953-1968) and the National Institute of Design in Ahmedabad (founded in 1961). Although the original chair was missing, it has long gone beyond its materiality. The researchers uncovered people, networks, and advanced educational theories that paint a detailed picture of the transcultural landscape of the 1960s. The chair symbolises the vibrant international debates on what constitutes a socially responsible designer, as well as the radical pedagogies of the two design schools associated with it. Thanks to Spector Books (Leipzig). 

Measures: 14.6 x 10.6cm
Binding: Soft cover 
Pages: 136