Transdisciplinary Design Seminar 2

Parsons School of Design: Transdisciplinary Design

Non-Liberal Arts

Graduate Course

Degree Students (with Restrictions)

Transdisciplinary Seminar 2

Spring 2021

Taught By: Samuel Haddix 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: Transdisciplinary Design (PGTD)

Campus: Online (DL)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Max Enrollment: 25

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

Online Withdrawal Deadline: April 13, 2021 (Tuesday)

Seats Available: Yes

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: 5:38pm 6/18/2021 EDT

Meeting Info:

Days: Thursday

Times: 12:10pm - 2:50pm

Building: Online Course

Date Range: 1/21/2021 - 5/6/2021