GPOL

6596

Research Studio: Between the Silos

New School for Social Research: Politics

Liberal Arts

Graduate Course

Degree Students (with Restrictions)

Research Studio: B/W the Silos

Spring 2021

Taught By: Anthony Dunne, Victoria Hattam, and Fiona Raby

Section: A

CRN: 8887

Credits: 3

Scholarship is often distinguished from creative work: real versus fiction. Yet imagination plays a role in scholarship, just as research plays a role in creative work. This seminar begins from the premise that fresh work is being created by refusing the arbitrary siloing of art and design on the one hand and social research on the other. How might we reconnect these polymorphous worlds that have been artificially separated through existing educational norms and institutional structures? How might we begin in “the middle,” as it were – rummaging in between the silos - in ways that allow us to draw on both imagination and empirical research? Throughout the term, students will be encouraged to push the boundaries of their work via a mix of short exercises and long term project development: crits, guest lectures, virtual studio visits, and exposure to a variety of readings (fiction and non) and other creative works all will be used to expand the research studio repertoire. Ideally, students should come to class with a project in mind that they wish to work on during the term; projects might include things begun in previous classes that you wish to deepen. This class is open to graduate and post-graduate students across the university, and is taught by prof. Victoria Hattam (Politics) and profs. Fiona Raby & Anthony Dunne (Design). Please email designedrealities@newschool.edu or HattamV@newschool.edu (NSSR students) if you would like to request special consideration to register for this course.

College: New School for Social Research (GF)

Department: Politics (GPOL)

Campus: Online (DL)

Sync Type: N/A

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Max Enrollment: 7

Add/Drop Deadline: February 7, 2021 (Sunday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: April 14, 2021 (Wednesday)

Seats Available: Yes

Status: Open*

* Status information is updated every five 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: 10:40am 12/5/2020 EST

Meeting Info:

Days: Monday

Times: 12:00pm - 1:50pm

Building: Online Course

Date Range: 1/25/2021 - 5/10/2021