Study Abroad Programs as Means to Connect Culture, Art, and Design


This Presentation examines a study abroad program as a means to promote the intersection of culture, art, and design and to help students across art and design majors to connect the dots between the three concepts. The study abroad program offers students to visit two cities in Germany in a faculty lead program, giving them a cultural and historical overview of relevant sites, artifacts, and design examples, bringing to light the relationships between a shared visual world constructed by visual artists and designers, and the impact to the culture of a society. A study abroad program can be larger than consideration of visiting works of art or design as discrete objects and can seek to examine the networks of culture in which these artifacts and objects play a role. While traveling, the student has been engaged in analyzing social histories and resulting cultural influences significant to cultural monuments and artifacts. Furthermore, oral histories on site, and narratives from natives, offer an interpretation of the Zeitgeist and the interconnection to the art and environmental design.

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Hans Peter (Hepi) Wachter, University of North Texas, United States

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Conference: ECADE2022
Stream: Strategies for Promoting Cultural Sustainability

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Wachter H. (2022) Study Abroad Programs as Means to Connect Culture, Art, and Design ISSN: 2758-0989 – The European Conference on Arts, Design & Education 2022 Official Conference Proceedings
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