PGLT
5146

Light: Critical Issues

Parsons School of Design: School of Constructed Env.

Non-Liberal Arts
Undergraduate Course
Graduate Course
Degree Students (with Restrictions)
Light: Critical Issues
Fall 2023
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: School of Constructed Env. (SCE)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Modality: In-Person

Max Enrollment: 12

Add/Drop Deadline: September 11, 2023 (Monday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: November 19, 2023 (Sunday)

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: 6:24pm EST 2/26/2024

Meeting Info:
Days: Monday
Times: 9:00am - 11:40am
Building: Parsons East 25 E13th
Room: 206
Date Range: 8/28/2023 - 12/11/2023
Light: Critical Issues
Fall 2023
Taught By: Jonah Rowen
Section: B

CRN: 13403

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: School of Constructed Env. (SCE)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Modality: In-Person

Max Enrollment: 12

Add/Drop Deadline: September 11, 2023 (Monday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: November 19, 2023 (Sunday)

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: 6:24pm EST 2/26/2024

Meeting Info:
Days: Monday
Times: 4:00pm - 6:40pm
Building: Parsons East 25 E13th
Room: 303
Date Range: 8/28/2023 - 12/11/2023