Transdisciplinary Design Seminar 2

Parsons School of Design: School of Design Strategies

Non-Liberal Arts
Graduate Course
Degree Students (with Restrictions)
Transdisciplinary Seminar 2
Spring 2024
Taught By: Barbara Adams and Radhika Subramaniam
Section: A

CRN: 1967

Credits: 3

This advanced seminar explores contemporary topics in transdisciplinary design with an emphasis on how transdisciplinary designers define their practice in relation to traditional design fields. Is transdisciplinary design simply an alternative methodology or does it pose critical questions that challenge the specialization of traditional design? How does transdisciplinary design fit within the field of design and how might it evolve? This course works with the Thesis Project course to encourage students to think about the central aspects of the practice of transdisciplinary design. Students are expected to frame their projects in terms of larger cultural, political, and technological shifts. By critically reflecting on their own design processes, students articulate how their practices relate to traditional design and to emerging opportunities. The aim is not only to strengthen students’ thesis projects, but also to allow them to discover what makes them transdisciplinary.

Open to: MFA in Transdisciplinary Design majors only. Pre-requisite(s): PGTD 5000 Transdisciplinary Design Seminar 1; PGTD 5230 Professional Communication. Co-requisite(s): PGTD 5201 Thesis Project.

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: February 4, 2024 (Sunday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: April 16, 2024 (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: 8:10pm EDT 6/13/2024

Meeting Info:
Days: Thursday
Times: 12:10pm - 2:50pm
Building: 6 East 16th Street
Room: 1203B
Date Range: 1/25/2024 - 5/9/2024