PGID
5111

Theory of the Interior

Parsons School of Design: School of Constructed Env.

Non-Liberal Arts
Undergraduate Course
Graduate Course
Degree Students (with Restrictions)
Theory of the Interior
Spring 2024
Taught By: Claudia Marina
Section: B

CRN: 2996

Credits: 3

This course surveys key theoretical grounds for the study of Interiors and the practice of Interior Design. It uses the study of Interiors to address a range of issues that concern designers today. It begins by questioning whether there is a theory specific to Interior Design, and thus interrogates the very notion of theory and its relevance for Interior Design practice. The course explores the kinds of discourses that might be considered useful when thinking about the ways in which Interior Design has been practiced at different times, and investigates how a body of theory might be constructed in this field as opposed to the field of Architecture ---within which Interior Design is usually studied. Some of the themes we will study include taste, comfort, fashion, gender, lifestyle and the everyday. The approach, as evidenced through the topics considered,will address Interior Design as a socially relevant practice that is closely in step with daily life and popular culture. The course will be run as a research seminar and will be experimental in character. Students will be expected to contribute significant research and ideas to the course.

Pre-requisite(s): PGID 5015 Interior Design Survey. Open to: Masters Degree in Interior Design and Masters Degree in Interior Design and Lighting Design Double Major Only; Others by permission.

College: Parsons School of Design (PS)

Department: School of Constructed Env. (SCE)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Modality: In-Person

Max Enrollment: 12

Add/Drop Deadline: February 4, 2024 (Sunday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: April 16, 2024 (Tuesday)

Seats Available: Yes

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: 5:52am EDT 6/17/2024

Meeting Info:
Days: Friday
Times: 9:00am - 11:40am
Building: 6 East 16th Street
Room: 601
Date Range: 1/26/2024 - 5/10/2024
Days: Wednesday
Times: TBD
Building: TBD
Room: TBD
Date Range: 5/15/2024 - 5/15/2024
Theory of the Interior
Spring 2024
Taught By: Allyson McDavid
Section: A

CRN: 1726

Credits: 3

This course surveys key theoretical grounds for the study of Interiors and the practice of Interior Design. It uses the study of Interiors to address a range of issues that concern designers today. It begins by questioning whether there is a theory specific to Interior Design, and thus interrogates the very notion of theory and its relevance for Interior Design practice. The course explores the kinds of discourses that might be considered useful when thinking about the ways in which Interior Design has been practiced at different times, and investigates how a body of theory might be constructed in this field as opposed to the field of Architecture ---within which Interior Design is usually studied. Some of the themes we will study include taste, comfort, fashion, gender, lifestyle and the everyday. The approach, as evidenced through the topics considered,will address Interior Design as a socially relevant practice that is closely in step with daily life and popular culture. The course will be run as a research seminar and will be experimental in character. Students will be expected to contribute significant research and ideas to the course.

Pre-requisite(s): PGID 5015 Interior Design Survey. Open to: Masters Degree in Interior Design and Masters Degree in Interior Design and Lighting Design Double Major Only; Others by permission.

College: Parsons School of Design (PS)

Department: School of Constructed Env. (SCE)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Modality: In-Person

Max Enrollment: 13

Add/Drop Deadline: February 4, 2024 (Sunday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: April 16, 2024 (Tuesday)

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: 5:52am EDT 6/17/2024

Meeting Info:
Days: Friday
Times: 9:00am - 11:40am
Building: 6 East 16th Street
Room: 611
Date Range: 1/26/2024 - 5/10/2024