Monday, August 3, 2009

Chauhaus is the Place to Eat at the Harvard Graduate School of Design

Cultural capital is the knowledge, experience and or connections one has had through the course of their life that enables them to succeed more so than someone from a less experienced background. Without such cultural capital many jokes, movie references and daily conversations are simply lost on the uninformed.

Take, for example, the cafeteria (left) at the Harvard Graduate School of Design called "Chauhaus". Any student of design immediately gets the joke and knows the reference as well as do most educated people. Our students are too young to remember the early 1900s so a bit of design history is necessary in the education of any well-rounded citizen.

Use this with students as a lead-in to the article below. See if they can make the connection to the tribute being paid to the most famous design school in the world.

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