Transdisciplinary Design Seminar 1

Parsons School of Design: School of Design Strategies

Liberal Arts
Undergraduate Course
Graduate Course
Degree Students (with Restrictions)
Transdisciplinary Seminar 1
Fall 2023
Taught By: John Bruce
Section: A

CRN: 1900

Credits: 3

This seminar provides the intellectual and contextual background for the transdisciplinary program. Design now interacts with increasingly complex cultural, technological, and economic forces; traditional design disciplines are no longer adequate to address complex global challenges. By exploring this shift, the course contextualizes the pressures to maintain specialization in design and the forces that currently challenge the disciplines. Literature and projects are used to argue that design can play a role in reshaping cultural practices. Students investigate not only cultural theory but also design case studies that have impacted cultural practices. In addition to doing readings, presentations and discussion, each student is expected to lead discussions on assigned readings.

Open to: MFA in Transdisciplinary Design majors; others by permission of MFA in Transdisciplinary Design program. Co- requisite(s): PGTD 5100 Projects Studio 1

College: Parsons School of Design (PS)

Department: School of Design Strategies (SDS)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Modality: In-Person

Max Enrollment: 30

Add/Drop Deadline: September 17, 2023 (Sunday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: November 21, 2023 (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: 7:22pm EST 2/26/2024

Meeting Info:
Days: Friday
Times: 9:00am - 11:40am
Building: 6 East 16th Street
Room: 1203A
Date Range: 9/8/2023 - 12/15/2023