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Taking a Line for a Walk: Assignments in design education
Taking a Line for a Walk: Assignments in design education
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Taking a Line for a Walk: Assignments in design education

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Publisher: Spector Books, Editor: Nina Paim, ISBN: 9783959050814, Format: Wire-o with softcover in reverse binding, 272pp, 220x255mm

Assignments can give instructions, describe an exercise, present a problem, set out rules, propose a game, stimulate a process, or simply throw out questions. Taking a Line for a Walk brings attention to something that is often neglected: the assignment as a pedagogical element and verbal artefact of design education. This book is a compendium of 224 assignments, edited by Nina Paim and coedited by Emilia Bergmark. A reference book for educators, researchers, and students alike, it includes both contemporary and historical examples and offers a space for different lines of design pedagogy to converge and converse. An accompanying essay by Corinne Gisel takes a closer look at the various forms assignments can take and the educational contexts they exist within. Taking a Line for a Walk is derived from an exhibition of the same name at the International Biennial of Graphic Design Brno 2014. Thanks to Spector Books (Leipzig).