Advanced Practice: 3D Methods

Parsons School of Design: Fine Arts

Non-Liberal Arts
Undergraduate Course
Graduate Course
Degree Students (with Restrictions)
Adv Practice: Vital Materia
Spring 2023
Taught By: Christopher Lin
Section: A

CRN: 1944

Credits: 3

This workshop/seminar class will investigate what Jane Bennett calls a “vital materiality” by exploring interconnections in matter, symbiotic systems, non-human and ecological collaborations, experimental uses of organic and inorganic waste, returns to indigenous knowledge, and the emergence of ecological art from Land Art and Mono-ha to contemporary practices to reexamine materiality during environmental crisis. Experimental demos and workshops will be held in bioplastics, vermicompost and hot compost systems, germination and propagation, fungal inoculation and cultivation, balancing closed ecosystems, fermentation, bacterial cultures, and more. Readings will include Vibrant Matter by Jane Bennett, Hyperobjects: Philosophy and Ecology after the End of the World by Timothy Morton, Arts of Living on a Damaged Planet, What’s Next? Eco Materialism & Contemporary Art by Linda Weintraub, The Mushroom at the End of the World by Anna Lowenthal Tsing, Braiding Sweetgrass by Robin Wall Kimmerer as well as research texts from James Lovelock, Karen Barad, and Lynn Margulis. We will learn from the experimental and expansive practices of Neri Oxman, Olafur Eliasson, Pierre Huyghe, Maya Lin, Mel Chin, Anicka Yi, Kim Abeles, Ani Liu, Jean Shin, Suzanne Anker, and TJ Shin.

Open to: All University graduate and upper level undergraduate students. Some seats reserved for MFA Fine Arts.

College: Parsons School of Design (PS)

Department: Fine Arts (PGFA)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Studio (S)

Modality: In-Person

Max Enrollment: 12

Add/Drop Deadline: February 5, 2023 (Sunday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: April 16, 2023 (Sunday)

Seats Available: No

Status: Closed*

* 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: 12:54am EST 1/30/2023

Meeting Info:
Days: Thursday
Times: 4:00pm - 6:40pm
Building: Parsons East 25 E13th
Room: 502
Date Range: 1/26/2023 - 5/11/2023