Fabrication and Process

Parsons School of Design: Interior Design

Non-Liberal Arts

Graduate Course

Degree Students (with Restrictions)

Fabrication and Process

Spring 2021

Taught By: Jonsara Ruth

Section: A

CRN: 8498

Credits: 3

This course aims to develop an understanding of the elements of the interior and their effects on the experience of space via the lens of how they are made. The course will: investigate current and historical methods of fabrication; question why things are made the way they are and whether they could be made differently; identify and highlight connections between hand/machine, craft/mass-production, customization/serialization; address ethical and environmental issues with regards to making things. The goal is to: develop a working vocabulary with which designers converse with makers and fabricators; understand the importance of the hand in the design process; and re-imagine the possibilities of production with this new understanding. Topics will include issues of efficiency, material usage, manual skill and tradition, byproducts of manufacturing, scale, and designer/maker interface. The course format is comprised of lectures, discussions of weekly readings, visiting designers/fabricators and off-site visits to factories and production facilities.

Pre-requisite(s): PGID 5122 Materials & Performance. 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: Online (DL)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Max Enrollment: 16

Add/Drop Deadline: February 8, 2021 (Monday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: April 13, 2021 (Tuesday)

Seats Available: No

Status: Closed*

* 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: 9:16pm 6/16/2021 EDT

Meeting Info:

Days: Friday

Times: 9:00am - 11:40am

Building: Online Course

Date Range: 1/22/2021 - 5/7/2021