Parsons Paris: Parsons Paris

Non-Liberal Arts
Undergraduate Course
Degree Students (with Restrictions)
Fall 2024
Taught By: Stephanie Nadalo
Section: PC1

CRN: 17448

Credits: 3

Typically, the mission of an art museum is to collect, research and display cultural artifacts for the public. However, changing audience expectations and the advent of new technologies has led 21st century curators and exhibition designers to rethink the paradigms they use to manage, mediate, and promote art and heritage within society. While curatorial practice was transformed in the wake of postcolonial critique and social movements like BLM and #metoo, there is also increasing demand for innovative, immersive and interactive exhibitions. Ultimately, museums must continually reinvent their storytelling techniques and mediation strategies to offer an inclusive and accessible experience that is relevant to contemporary audiences. This course gathers designers and cultural professionals together in a collaborative hands-on investigation of these practices. Through academic discussions, field research, and design prototyping, students will learn to create analog and digital mediation tools for potential clients. As students learn to apply their design skills to real-world settings, they will also enhance their understanding of the goals and constraints faced by different art institutions.

College: Parsons Paris (CP)

Department: Parsons Paris (PPAR)

Campus: Paris (PC)

Course Format: Studio (S)

Modality: In-Person

Max Enrollment: 16

Add/Drop Deadline: September 9, 2024 (Monday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: November 17, 2024 (Sunday)

Seats Available: Yes

Status: Open*

* Status information is updated every few minutes. The status of this course may have changed since the last update. Open seats may have restrictions that will prevent some students from registering. Updated: 10:26am EDT 5/26/2024

Meeting Info:
Days: Friday
Times: 12:30pm - 3:10pm
Building: Parsons Paris
Room: 201
Date Range: 8/30/2024 - 12/13/2024