This research cluster focus on research areas devoted to aesthetic theory, aesthetic history, reception aesthetics, and perception theory. Under the auspices of a postcolonial concept of culture, they focus on the synaesthesia of design that appeals to all human senses. The research in this cluster focuses on the past, present, and future of various design disciplines. The thematic diversity requires a broad spectrum of methods, ranging from cultural, anthropological, sensualist or pictorial approaches to the theory of ideas and problems in history of design.