Writing for the Public Realm

Parsons School of Design: Design Studies

Liberal Arts

Graduate Course

Degree Students

Writing for the Public Realm

Fall 2019

Taught By: Faculty TBA

Section: A

CRN: 3360

Credits: 3

This course is premised on the conviction that the role of design criticism is to stimulate public conversation about cultural production, its reception, and its impact. Today, that conversation occurs variously in newspapers, online media, magazines, professional publications, museum catalogs, exhibitions, films, and journals. Students will be introduced to the particular structural conditions and editorial protocols of each of these media forums, as well as the genres of writing they variously employ, including the essay, the editorial, the review, online discussions, museum labels, and others. Students will develop a fluency in each of these genres. Readings, drawn from various sources and cultural perspectives will be analyzed as models of criticism. Over the course of the semester, students will accrue a portfolio of written pieces that meet the highest standards of publishing as they prepare to assume the role of the public intellectual in the 21st century. Note: This course counts as an elective course for the Graduate Minor in Civic Service Design.

Open to: All university graduate degree students.

College: Parsons School of Design (PS)

Department: Design Studies (PGDS)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Max Enrollment:

Enrollment Status: Closed*

*Enrollment 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: 8:50am 5/22/2019

Meeting Info:

Days: Tuesday

Times: 4:00pm - 5:50pm

Building: TBD

Room: TBD

Date Range: 8/27/2019 - 12/10/2019