PGID

5111

Theory of the Interior

Parsons School of Design: Interior Design

Non-Liberal Arts

Graduate Course

Degree Students (with Restrictions)

Theory of the Interior

Spring 2019

Taught By: Allyson McDavid

Section: A

CRN: 1859

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: Interior Design (PGID)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Max Enrollment: 14

Enrollment Status: Open*

*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: 8:15am 9/20/2018

Meeting Info:

Days: Friday

Times: 12:10pm - 2:50pm

Building: Parsons 2 W 13th

Room: 1011

Date Range: 1/25/2019 - 5/10/2019

Theory of the Interior

Spring 2019

Taught By: Ioanna Theocharopoulou

Section: B

CRN: 3378

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: Interior Design (PGID)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Max Enrollment: 13

Enrollment Status: Open*

*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: 8:15am 9/20/2018

Meeting Info:

Days: Friday

Times: 9:00am - 11:40am

Building: 6 East 16th Street

Room: 601

Date Range: 1/25/2019 - 5/10/2019