week 06 : the first millennium ends, the modern world map unfolds: we see more enlightened places + people than previous notions of the “dark ages.”
week 07 : making rules to break with gothic ideas and re-link to the ancients of the western world : observing continuities with the past in the east.
week 08 : as western rules made + written, designers work across genre + scale to bend + break them; eastern designers maintain a continuous approach.
week 09 : colonial expansion brings ideas + people around the world. in these encounters, emulation and maintaining difference both become important.
week 10 : architecture and design obscure significant political, social, and cultural change brought by revolution and invention throughout the world.