Light: Critical Issues

Parsons School of Design: Lighting Design

Non-Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Graduate Course

Degree Students (with Restrictions)

Light: Critical Issues

Fall 2021

Taught By: Jonah Rowen

Section: A

CRN: 2884

Credits: 3

This theory based lecture course will address a broad range of methodologies that have driven diverse range of architectural and design theory from the later 19th century through the 21st century. In particular, this seminar will closely consider the role of light within the context of these influential theories and related discourses. Students will read a variety of history and theory texts from differing disciplines in order to properly situate a perspective of light within society and the historical evolution of the lighting design profession as well as cognate disciplines and the built environment. The development of electric lighting produced an extraordinary change in social practice and its global effect on economics, leisure activity, and design are studied and serve as a basis for students to speculate on future technologies and possibilities.

Pre-requisite(s): none. Open to: Masters degree in Lighting Design majors, Masters degree in Interior Design and Lighting Design Double Degree majors, and Masters degree in Architecture and Lighting Design Dual Degree majors; others by permission.

College: Parsons School of Design (PS)

Department: Lighting Design (PGLT)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Max Enrollment: 18

Add/Drop Deadline: September 13, 2021 (Monday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: November 21, 2021 (Sunday)

Seats Available: Yes

Status: Open*

* 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: 6:45pm 6/13/2021 EDT

Meeting Info:

Days: Wednesday

Times: 9:00am - 11:40am

Building: TBD

Room: TBD

Date Range: 9/1/2021 - 12/8/2021