The Contemporary TFJ Seminar takes place in the Design students’ penultimate semester, at a point where they are formulating their Thesis Project. Current local as well as international trends and pioneers in elds of contemporary design are introduced in response to changing global trends focusing on ‘green’ design solutions. The course encourages students to formulate critical design questions so they can re ect on work done by artists and designers. The course content helps students to decide upon possible research questions, theoretical frameworks, approaches, sites, data collection and analysis methods for their nal year thesis. Based on this, it also addresses research design and management strategies that
are involved in planning research. The course content helps students develop an ability to discuss, critique and evaluate contemporary design beyond textile, fashion or jewellery.